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Jim Ensz remembers sitting in the pews at his home church, Village Presbyterian, as Don Bakely, the dynamic local preacher and first Executive Director at Cross-Lines Community Outreach, spoke to a captivated congregation. 

Roxanne Vega had already started her internship, the capstone of her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, when the pandemic hit. 

A Timeline of Cross-Lines' COVID response

Despite the ongoing uncertainties for college students, Yazmin Bruno and Sarah Newbolds are spending their summer just as they had planned: as full-time interns with Cross-Lines Community Outreach.

Thousands of vulnerable Kansas Citians struggling in the wake of economic hardship created by the COVID-19 crisis will benefit from a partnership between North American Savings Bank (NASB) and Cross-Lines Community Outreach.

It’s a statistic we know all too well: one in four kids in our community faces hunger on a daily basis.

From December 9-14, nearly 500 Wyandotte County families had the opportunity to visit the Christmas Store to pick out clothes, toys, food, and other Christmas presents for their families.