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Qualifications for Family Rescue Ministry

Participants in Family Rescue Ministry must:

  • Be either seniors (60+ years old) or a family (with legal custody of at least one child age 17 or younger)
  • Be homeless (cannot be in a lease at the time of contacting Family Rescue Ministry)
  • Have documented and verifiable source of legal employment or social security income
  • Have no felonies in the previous 24 months
  • Be willing to submit to a background check and drug screening

*Additional requirements may apply

Participants must also provide the following documentation:

  • Photo IDs for all adults
  • Social Security Cards for all members of the household
  • Marriage license
    • All couples must be legally married or in a common law marriage
  • Proof of steady, legal income (income limits/requirements may apply)
  • Homeless verification

*Additional requirements may apply

Families in need can get pre-qualified on the Family Rescue Ministry Hotline at 303.313.2440.

Intake Appointment Required Documents

STAR Transitional Program

Please bring the following items with you for your intake appointment:

  • Photo IDs for all adults
  • Social Security Cards for all members of the household
  • Birth certificates for children only
  • Marriage license
    • All couples must be legally married or in a common law marriage
  • Proof of steady income (see income requirements above)
  • Copy of checking and savings account statements (if applicable)
    • Checking account statements must cover the previous 2 months
    • Savings account statements must cover the previous 1 month

STAR Transitional Program

If you are an individual or family wishing to rebuild your life and achieve self-sufficiency, you are invited to participate in our STAR transitional program at The Crossing.

The STAR Transitional Program is designed to help individuals and families who are homeless despite having an income transition out of homelessness and into a sustainable, self-sufficient life. At The Crossing, you will be able to live in a safe and encouraging community away from the substance abuse prevalent in hotels and on the streets, while working toward program goals.

Once enrolled, you and your loved ones will gain the tools needed to attain stability and sustainable housing through:

  • Case management
  • Life-skills training
  • Financial management training
  • Cultivating healthy community relationships
  • Youth development programs

While in the program, you may be able to earn your GED or go on to higher education. Some qualifying graduates also receive a vehicle. Progress in the program brings increased responsibility and freedom, the reward of graduation, and a new life!

“I don’t know of other transitional housing places that teach you about the love of Christ. I’ve learned that I can go to Him with anything, that He loves me unconditionally and has forgiven me. And that He always provides.”

— Jennifer, STAR Transitional Program graduate


STAR Transitional Program - Program Fees



Singles must have a verifiable income of

$800 per month



Families must have a verifiable income of

$1,000 per month or at least $100 disposable income per month

Seniors or Disabled

Seniors or disabled participants must have a minimum of

$100 of residual income after all expenses (including program fees)


Goal of the STAR Program

The goal of the program is to allow you to develop and practice important life skills, save money, gain the tools you need to provide for your own housing, and transition into a self-sufficient lifestyle when you graduate.


Workshops in the STAR Program

In the STAR Program, you will work toward self-sufficiency alongside a case manager through individualized treatment plans. These treatment plans provide a clear path to success and ultimately equip graduates to overcome more challenges after they obtain their own housing.

  • Bootstraps – develop budgeting skills and learn how to manage debt and build savings
  • Life Recovery Group – learn to prevent relapse with help, support, guidance, and tips
  • Health and Nutrition – learn the fundamentals for living a healthy life
  • Within My Reach – learn conflict resolution skills and how to establish effective communication with others
  • Stronger Marriage – strengthen your marriage with communication, connection and conflict resolution
  • Parenting – learn strategies for parenting kids of all ages, while connecting with other parents
  • Job Seekers – improve resume, search for jobs and practice interview skills
  • Anger Management – identify triggers and develop healthy coping skills and responses
  • Addressing Credit and Debt – guidance for legal and financial issues
  • Basic Computers – build your computer skills by learning how to navigate websites and create documents
  • Time Management – make long-term goals achievable
  • Ready to Rent – prepare for the challenges of the rental market
  • Courageous Manhood (men only) – grow with other men and learn how to face unique challenges confidently

Ready for a Changed Life?

If you are interested in achieving stability for you or your family by participating in our STAR Transitional Program, please stop in for an intake interview:

Monday through Friday from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M.
6100 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80220

Please note: Certain documentation is required at your intake interview.

View Required Documentation


If you are approved at your intake interview, you must complete the application for the STAR Program before moving in to The Crossing.
For more information, call 303.953.3963.


Other Programs Available


Family Rescue Ministry

The Mission’s Family Rescue Ministry provides families and seniors in need with mentors from the community and assistance with their first month’s rent and deposit toward a long-term housing solution.

Find Out If You Qualify

Families in need can get pre-qualified on the Family Rescue Ministry Hotline at 303.313.2440.


Family Refugee Services

If you and your family recently came to the United States from another country and have limited relational and material support, you are invited to receive assistance through our Family Refugee Services. The Mission will provide a mentor team for your family who will work with you to help you with basic needs, community orientation, employment, financial skills (bilingual assistance if necessary), and social and emotional support.

To learn more, call 303.313.2440.

Family Refugee Services is provided in partnership with Lutheran Family Services. We work with refugees from all over the world, including Somalia, Sudan, Liberia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Iraq.