Welcome to Crossroads Victoria

Our aim is to provide Christian fellowship, education and recreational opportunities to people of all ages who have special needs. All of the leaders and helpers do so in a voluntary capacity and are appropriately accredited by Victoria Police.

Crossroads seeks, both locally and generally, to raise awareness and to advocate for positive change and encouragement of continued growth and development in areas relating to ministry and fellowship with people with special needs.

Regular, local branch activities are structured to have these spiritual, recreational, educational and social aspects.

Each of the local Crossroads branches is independent and autonomous and is usually run as one of the outreach programs of a local church. This has the added advantage of being potentially able to provide pastoral assistance.

Activities are tailored to meet the needs of those who attend each branch and to specifically emphasise and encourage interaction between able and disabled persons. In this way, each branch develops its own unique character and the range of these activities can be seen in the types of programs arranged by each branch and shown on this site.

Programs cover a wide range of activities and often include active and quiet games, music, cooking, crafts, gardening, theme nights, visiting speakers and entertainers, theatre nights, dining out, and devotions.

Conferences, seminars and church services are often planned and organised by Crossroads on a regional or local level and may bring together church and community groups focussing on issues of interest and concern.

Who is disabled or has special needs?
“A person whose physical, mental or social well-being is temporarily or permanently impaired; – congenitally or through age, illness or general environmental conditions; – with the result that his or her self-dependence, schooling or employment is impeded…” (from World Health Organisation definition)