Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc

Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc


Human ServicesBoard of DirectorsNonprofit Member

About Us

Cross-Lines was established in 1963 as “a place of hope” for those struggling with the hardships of poverty. We are a trusted safety net for the community in Wyandotte County. Our staff of 16 and more than 1,800 volunteers a year provide direct assistance to at-risk families, the elderly and single individuals struggling to make ends meet. Cross-Lines’ mission provides people in the Kansas City area affected by poverty with services and opportunities that encourage self-confidence, meet the needs of today, and provide tools for future self-sufficiency. Maintaining self-sufficiency and treating people with dignity is critical and Cross-Lines is a vital partner helping families in Wyandotte County. Cross-Lines not only addresses the problems associated with poverty by providing emergency assistance such as food, clothing, medical and financial assistance; our extended case management services assist individuals in increasing their ability to remain self-sufficient when the emergency assistance is over. Cross-Lines helps individuals transform their lives, rather than just helping them merely survive. Because of our reputation and longevity in the community, many of those in need come to Cross-Lines for help when they are in crisis. Cross-Lines has three main programs:
Basic Needs
Housing Stabilization
Hunger Relief

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  • Basic Needs
  • Housing Stabilization
  • Hunger Relief


Volunteers prepare to-go hot meals to serve breakfast and lunch five days a week in the Cross-Lines Community Kitchen
Cross-Lines offices are located in a former church in the Armourdale neighborhood in Kansas City, KS. The campus includes a community garden which provides fresh produce for the Food Pantry.
Julia, 60, was forced to live in her car when she lost her home during the pandemic. Cross-Lines helped her get into stable housing.
Cross-Lines staff works hard to provide hunger relief services through our Food Pantry, Senior Commodities and Housing Stabilization programs.