Community Crossroads Center Launches Capital Campaign

Community Crossroads Center, Pitt County’s only homeless shelter, has launched a capital campaign to construct a resource center to support the residents in their journey toward self-sufficiency. The new 13,000 square foot resource center will house a medical clinic, learning labs, classrooms, conference space, offices for partner organizations, and storage.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held on June 20th and construction is expected to commence soon with an anticipated completion in twelve months. Once completed, administrative offices for the shelter staff will be relocated to the new facility and the vacated space will be remodeled to house six families in non-congregate family units equipped with beds and an adjoining bathroom.

The cost of the project is $4.2 million. Pitt County awarded the shelter a grant of $1 million toward construction and the City of Greenville earmarked $725,000 for the renovation of the family wing. Other organizations have helped launch the campaign. Towne Bank has pledged $250,000, the Womack and Perkins Trust awarded a total of $70,000 and Home Builders has donated $80,000.

The Eddie and Jo Allison Family Foundation have issued a challenge and will match individual donations up to a total $1,125 million. The match means that a donation of $100 for example, becomes $200 with the match.

Naming rights will be available. Additionally, a brick program is being implemented for donors to purchase a brick for $500 in honor or in memory of an individual or group.

The non-profit shelter has been in continuous operations since opening in 1987 and can accommodate up to 98 individuals a night. A clean bed, hot meals, showers and laundry facilities are provided. The new resource center will expand services offering medical care, job counseling and assistance, classes, and other services to assist the residents in developing knowledge and skills to live independently.

Tax-deductible donations including brick purchases can be made by going to the website: or by contacting Executive Director Charles Young at 252-752-0829.