Crossroads for Women opened its doors in October of 1974. At the time, the nonprofit agency in Windham was known as a safe place for women to “dry out.” Alcoholism was treated, as drug problems were not widely addressed (or prevalent) at the time.
Over the years, Windham identified the specific needs of women in the state of Maine. They developed programs and services that address those needs. Our Children and Mothers Program (CAMP) was started in 1995 and remains the only licensed, nationally accredited program in Maine that provides on-site living arrangements and childcare services that allow pregnant women and mothers to attend counseling, support group meetings, parenting classes, and other activities.
Crossroads for Women opened its first outpatient office in Portland, ME in 1997, offering counseling and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Known later as Greater Portland Counseling Center, the office was expanded and moved to Scarborough in November of 2011. Beginning in 2011, Crossroads began treating men in Southern Maine for substance use and mental health disorders.
The Back Cove Women’s Residential program, a primary residential treatment program for women offering holistic treatment for women from all around the country in a beautiful Maine setting, opened its doors in 2014.
Simply known as Crossroads now, the agency offers addiction and mental health counseling at the outpatient level for both men and women.
Our treatment approach has grown leaps and bounds since 1974, incorporating both mental health and substance use treatment and addressing the issues that women, and now men, uniquely face using a relational model.