We are a family business in the business of helping families.
Janet and Rory Ryan founded Crossroads Family Services, as a not-for-profit, with the goal of helping kids and families to grow healthy and strong. Rory had been orphaned when he was just 12 years old: this tragedy made him keenly aware of the importance of community and family. He was passionate about providing kids with safe family environments and community connections where they could flourish.
Crossroads is part of Family Solutions Group. This is a group of agencies that are dedicated to making wellness possible in our communities. We work closely with Family Solutions Group to deliver service that is responsive and tailored to the individual needs of our clients.
Crossroads began as a part of Kells Counselling, our sister psychological services agency that specializes in child and family therapy. In 1997 Kells opened a foster care agency, Crossroads Family Services. Crossroads supports foster families to open their homes to care for foster children who can no longer be with their families of origin. Crossroads has cared for over 5,000 children, and Kells works with over 1,000 families a year.
Our passion is still to strengthen families and children. The newest addition to our agency family is Kinnections Community Wellness. Kinnections provides consistent support to caregivers, families, and seniors through respite, parent coaching, intensive supports, home care, and mental health programming. Kinnections is a partnership program between Crossroads and Kells.
We know that being a family is not always easy. By providing families with the right supports, we can help kids grow up healthy in strong family environments.
This is exactly what Rory set out to do.
Watch the Crossroads’ Origin Story – A Tribute to Rory Ryan below.