Refections on the 34th Annual Maine Area Roundup: Packed With Fun and Lessons Learned for Halfway House Clients

The following post was written by a client in Crossroads for Women®’s halfway house program. Clients and staff recently had the opportunity to experience the 34th Annual Maine Area RoundUp, an event put on by Alcoholics Anonymous. This year, Crossroads for Women® Back Cove was “Rocketed into the 4th Dimension” at the 34th Annual Maine…

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Crossroads for Women® recently presented at the NIATx Summit and SAAS National Conference in Boston. Along with The Recovery Center at Mercy Hospital and Youth Alternatives Ingraham, Crossroads presented “Residential Treatment Redesign: Lessons from the Portland, Maine Residential Services Consortium Project.” Budget pressures in the state of Maine left treatment providers wondering if residential treatment…

Current Research on Women and Substance Abuse

Hazelden recently released a two-page report entitled Women and Substance Abuse (April 2011) through the Butler Center for Research. The Research Update illustrates some of the physiological and psychological differences women experience when it comes to substance use. Physiological Differences The report notes that research has shown us that women differ from men when it…

What ever happened to saving women and children first? | Barbara Dacri’s testimony from 5/11/11

Following is the text of the 2 minute testimony from Barbara Dacri, Crossroads for Women®‘s executive director, to the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs of the Maine Legislature. Barbara testified on 5/11/11 at the State House in Augusta, Maine in response to the governor’s new change package. The Maine Office of Substance…

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®’s Residential Programs" rel="bookmark">Help Save Crossroads for Women®’s Residential Programs

Today, the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and the policy committees of the Maine Legislature are holding public hearings in Room 228 of the State House on the Governor’s CHANGE PACKAGE to LD 1043. If passed, this change package will close both of Crossroads for Women®’s residential facilities. We asked for your…

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® Offering Free Counseling to New Clients in May" rel="bookmark">Crossroads for Women® Offering Free Counseling to New Clients in May

Crossroads for Women® is offering a free one-hour counseling session during the month of May to new clients at its three counseling centers in Portland, Windham and Kennebunk, Maine. To book an appointment, call 207.773.9931 (Portland), 207.467.3369 (Kennebunk), or 207.894.5733 (Windham). “Many people wonder what it would be like to sit and talk about whatever…