Cross Over Community Development

Creating Bridges.
Removing Barriers.
Welcome to COCD
Our Mission

Our mission is to function as a resource center for immigrants and refugees. We are committed to advocate, educate, and facilitate connections to help immigrant and refugee families achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to successfully integrate and participate in their new communities.

We also aim to raise public awareness about immigrants and refugees to increase their visibility and to change public attitudes for the better.

We Care

about the safety and wellbeing of every person. We strive to make the Greater Dayton Area become a safer and more welcoming place for all.

We Respond

within 72 hours. Our office is open 24 hours, Monday to Friday. We always have available staff members ready to help and assist.

We Serve

immigrants and refugees that need a helping hand. We provide resources to help them succeed and live fulfilling lives.



Where there are needs, we aim to investigate, understand, and present solutions.


We will advocate for you. We understand the difficulties of having a language barrier. We will stand up for you and give you a chance to be heard.


We offer ESL classes to help each individual learn at the appropriate level. Teaching English will help break the barriers of generational poverty and encourage community participation.


We offer hands on learning classes which will give you the freedom to learn through real experience and the chance to build your skills.


We see. We hear. We understand. We spread awareness. We use the power of our social media channels to promote your stories so others can be inspired and take action.


We will help connect you with health, legal, and housing services. Having access to these services will help improve quality of life.


We will translate text, audio, and speech to help you understand your rights and available services. Understanding your rights is the first step to achieve self sufficiency.



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active COCD Programs
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families participating in cocd programs

News &


Get the latest news, photos and videos spotlighting our new programs and stories told by immigrants and refugees.

Dianne's Story

Meet Dianne. Dianne has faced many adversaries and challenges throughout her life. Read about her journey from Rwanda to Ohio.

Family Navigation Program

With the support of Attorney Katie Wright, Cross Over Community Development has opened its Family Navigation Program.

Perusi's Success Story

When Perusi first came to the US, she knew little English and experienced great culture shock. Read about how our ESL program helped her adjust to life in the US.


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