Crossroads prides itself on enabling social interactions and connections to be made without stigma or prejudice, thus eliminating social or physical isolation. We understand that social development means investing in people. It requires the removal of barriers so that all citizens can journey toward their dreams with confidence and dignity. In this regard, we have a ‘come as you are’ policy; this means we never turn anyone away. We provide a shower, washing machine and dryer to those in need, and provide emergency food parcels to people in desperate need of food that night, while they await food parcels from the food bank the next day. We refuse to accept that people who live in poverty will always be impoverished; it is just a moment in their lives, it does not define them. By working together with other organisations and Marlborough residents, we hope people unhindered by red tape and paperwork will get back their dignity and ability to provide for themselves. We help to enable the physical and emotional well-being in our communities, through such programmes as: - Daily breakfast and lunches - John’s Kitchen Wednesday night meals -Weekly ‘sit and be fit’ programme - Advocacy and Listening - Board Game Thursdays - Movie day Fridays - Monthly inclusion promotions i.e. Neighbours Day BBQ, Mother’s Day High Tea, Matariki meal, International Friendship Day Dinner. All designed to bring people together, enabling connections to be made with fellow Marlborough residents.
Help run the John's Kitchen cafe, welcoming patrons/clients, making and serving coffee, and some basic cleaning.