About Us

 

(L-R) Back Row: Amy Whitten, Deb Kay, Keith Van Hemert, Bob Maur, Amy Zuck, & Kim Huffman Front Row: Pam Bettger, Barb Braafhart, Jim Hibma (Director), & Julie Johnson

Crossroads of Pella is a local non-profit organization that exists to help people.  Crossroads meets people where their need is and works with them to find a solution.  Crossroads continues to develop educational services and programs designed to meet real and changing needs within our community Crossroads of Pella has provided first call for help referral services to area residents for 35 years.  Many programs are now available countywide.

Funding

Crossroads is funded through tax deductible contributions made by people like you. Crossroads donations come from families, organizations, churches, businesses and corporations. The Crossroads neighborhood is made up of caring individuals who realize the need for the unique services we provide. Contributions to Crossroads may be sent to:

Crossroads of Pella
712 Union Street, Room 301
Pella, Iowa 50219

Mission

Crossroads of Pella is community supported, first call source of help and encouragement for area residents.

History

Crossroads of Pella was started in 1983 during the farm crisis.  At that time leaders in the community realized that those needing services were not seeking the help they needed.  Those in need were not going to the traditional helping agencies or churches.  Therefore, a new independent agency was created to help.  Over the years every effort has been made to provide services at no cost…including counseling!  Crossroads has been the birthplace of many programs in Pella, now operating independently. 

Jim Hibma is the current director.  He is an Iowa-licensed social worker. 

Board of Directors: Nick Fynaardt, Karmen Gardner, Maddie Pinegar,Eric Recker,Shelly Riggen, Gene Schmitz, Allison Van Wyngarden, Jim Zaffiro