Make a Difference

I met Sara back in April at a foster parent recruiting event at her church. She and her mom, Tara, approached me after our presentation on foster care ministry, and asked if they could give me a donation for Crossroads. While her mom got her checkbook out, Sara shared that she’d been selling her toys…

Volunteer Spotlight

We love our volunteers! As a local nonprofit, so much of what we do relies on the support of our church partners and the individuals who give their time and energy to volunteer with Crossroads NOLA. A big part of our work is focused on supporting foster families, and this where our volunteers are able…

Adoption Through Foster Care: Davis’ Story

My husband is the only person I know who follows UGA basketball. In the SEC, we’re all about football. So when Davis, who we adopted this year, doesn’t hear me call his name because he’s glued to a UGA basketball game, I am reminded that biology doesn’t determine everything. I started recruiting foster families back…

3 Day Bag Project

This fall, Crossroads NOLA launched our first 3 Day Bag drive, with a goal of collecting 350 bags for kids in need in our city. We partnered with a number of local churches, and have been excited to see the hundreds of full bags coming in over the past few weeks.   3 Day Bags…

Family Partners Make an Impact

When Crossroads NOLA initially connected with Travis and Estefania Johnson through our partnership with Canal Street Church, they were caring for a sibling set of three young children in foster care. About six months ago, Estefania gave birth to Uriah, giving the young couple four children under the age of six! Needless to say, their…

District Streatcar

A food truck that sold great food and benefited children in foster care was the dream of one foster/adoptive dad in New Orleans, Kim Carver. Unfortunately, at the time, the only thing he knew about food trucks was that he liked to eat at them. But in the fall of 2013, the pieces started coming…

Give Nola Day & Over the Edge

Why Send Pastors Waylon Bailey, David Crosby, and Ken Schroeder? Because donations to Crossroads NOLA (a faith based nonprofit) help facilitate the recruitment, development, and support of foster families from LOCAL CHURCHES to serve some of the 4500 Louisiana Children in foster care, 1000 of whom will need an ADOPTIVE FAMILY and are at risk of…

Adoption Through Foster Care: Micah’s Story

My wife and I moved to New Orleans nearly four years ago. Only six months into marriage, we already knew adoption would be a part of our family’s story. But we had no clue that our desire to adopt would lead us to foster care. Foster care hit me like a slap in the face….

New Support Services in Place for Foster Families

Crossroads NOLA Partners with NOBTS Trauma affects a child’s brain function and behavior. While most foster parents can readily identify troublesome behaviors, they often do not know how to parent a child who has experienced trauma. Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a therapy developed for children in foster care and their families. Focused on…

Foster Care & Facial Hair

Each year, around 600 children are adopted through the foster care system in Louisiana. Nevertheless, over 250 Louisiana children are currently waiting for an adoptive placement. November has been designated National Adoption Month to help us all spread the word that kids need families.  This year, Crossroads NOLA has decided to take a unique approach….