Crossover, Norma’s Nest merge

Published 12:02 am Thursday, April 25, 2013

Crossover Ministries and Norma’s Nest announced at Tuesday night’s appreciation banquet that the two ministries have merged to provide better aftercare for women dealing with addiction.

Crossover board member Joshua Driver said the ministries found themselves serving the same clients.

“We feel it’s the best interest of both,” she said. “We want to try to continue to minister to women.”

Through the merger, women in Crossover’s aftercare portion of the eight-month faith-based rehab program, will be housed at the Andalusia Norma’s Nest location. untitled

“We are very excited about this partnership,” Driver said. “We are thankful God has brought our two ministries together.”

Crossover’s first class began January 2005, and its 24th class will graduate next week. Class 26 will begin May 14, and Class 25 is currently completing the “in-house” portion of the program.

Crossover Ministries had raised $15,000 at the beginning of Tuesday night’s banquet.

At the 2012 banquet, the ministry raised $24,000.

District Attorney Walt Merrell said at the end of the banquet that it costs between $10,000 and $15,000 each month for operating costs.

It costs more than $1,000 a month for food and supplies and more than $2,000 for utilities.

Crossover provides its services free of charge to clients and operates off of donations from individuals, businesses and churches.