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We serve those who seek to transform their life—those who have experienced trauma, including addiction, homelessness, domestic violence, or human trafficking.

With every purchase, you partner with Crossing the Jordan to provide housing and hope to a mother and child in need through our Life Transformation Programs.

Serving Women & Children in Need

Crossing the Jordan operates an 18-month residential Life Transformation Program. The program serves women and mothers with children who are addicted, homeless, battered, or are victims of human trafficking. The residential program provides 12 Step groups, parenting, counseling, mentoring, and job skills training. Programs provide long-term transitional assistance in securing permanent housing and career placement. As a gift, each graduate is provided a vehicle upon graduation.


Domestic Violence

  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
  • One in every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
  • The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war.
  • 3 women are murdered every day in the US by an intimate male partner.

Children Witnesses of Domestic Violence

  • 5 million children witness domestic violence each year in the US.
  • Children in homes with violence are physically abused or seriously neglected at a rate 1500% higher than the national average.
  • Those who grow up with domestic violence are 6 times more likely to commit suicide and 50 times more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.

Addiction

  • 9 million women have used illegal drugs in the past year.
  • Substance use by a pregnant mother can lead to long-term and even fatal effects, including low birth weight, birth defects, small head size, premature birth, problems with learning, memory, and emotional control.

Human Trafficking

  • Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States.
  • 1 in 6 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.
  • The average entry age of American minors into the sex trade is 12-14 years old.
  • The prevalence and anonymity of the internet has fueled the rapid growth of sex trafficking, making the trade of women and children easier than ever before.

Homelessness

  • Child and family homelessness is an escalating crisis.
  • Approximately 1.6 million children will experience homelessness over the course of a year. On any given day, researchers estimate that more than 200,000 children have no place to live.
  • Over 92% of homeless mothers have experienced severe physical and/or sexual abuse during their lifetime.

Crossing the Jordan believes that every soul matters. By partnering with us, we will continue to grow our programs and serve more women and children.