Research Program

What we do
Crossroads strives to evaluate and measure its effectiveness through the collection of demographic, health, mental and emotional well-being, program participation, financial, and behavioral data from our clients. 

With the assistance of the research partners below, this data is analyzed to better understand the broader impact among low-income populations. The unique nature of this data has even garnered interest from researchers in China and the United Kingdom.

Recent Research Publications


Crossroads Community Services, in partnership with the Community Assistance Research (CARE) Team, presents a mode for Initiative Improving Access to Food for Food Bank Clients.

ClientCare Longitudinal Database


Crossroads maintains a robust longitudinal database to support productive research collaborations aimed at improving our understanding of issues that affect Crossroads clients. Interested researchers should contact Jesse Kramer to learn how to gain access to this data resource.

Research Partnerships

The research conducted by our partners not only aims to improve the lives of those we serve, but offers them a voice in matters which directly affect their lives and the well-being of their families.

Dr. Tammy Leonard

University of North Texas

Behavioral Economics

Dr. Sandi Pruitt

UTSouthwestern Medical School

Social epidemiology and the health of vulnerable populations

Antonio Lopez

UTSouthwestern Medical School

Nutritional knowledge of SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) recipients

Robert Drake

UTSouthwestern Medical School

Emotion management

Behavioral Economics

Marc Jacobson

Baylor University

Texas Hunger Initiative

Charting the Course

A United Way initiative to study and combat childhood obesity

Those interested in gaining access to Crossroads data should contact Jesse Kramer, Food Programs Manager at or 214.560.2511, ext. 103.