Crossroad and other community health centers across the country provide primary healthcare to low income residents. With only partial funding, many centers have gone over the fiscal cliff, leaving services dangling.
"The fear is if our funding is cut, other services will be cut," Berrens said.
Crossroad had 37,000 patient visits in 2017 and is expecting 40,000 visits this year, so the money crunch has come at a bad time. All of their sites are still open, for now.
Berrens said he has reached out to federal lawmakers from the area. He's frustrated, but community health center advocates are hoping Congress will allocate the remaining money when they're back in session later this month.
"Everybody says, 'Yes, you guys do a great job, we want to help you.' But nothing gets done," Berrens said.