Pierce Atwood Makes a Big Impact on Crossroads for Women’s Residential Rehab Facility

About 35 – 40 attorneys and staff from Pierce Atwood LLP’s Portland office were at Crossroads for Women’s Windham, ME facility yesterday as part of their annual Day of Community Service. The crew worked hard all day painstakingly clearing bamboo, painting inside and out, gardening, mulching, planting, among other projects. Their hard work left a

Seeking Safety Helps Women in Recovery Deal With Substance Abuse and PTSD

At Crossroad Back Cove, a halfway house for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction in Portland, Maine, women in early recovery are learning a special set of skills. Developed by Lisa Najavits, PhD, Seeking Safety is an evidenced-based practice designed to help women with a substance abuse problem and postraumatic stress disorder [PTSD] acquire

Words of Wisdom from an Alumna of Crossroads for Women’s Residential Rehab Program

The following is an unedited entry from Crossroads for Women’s Residential Rehabilitation program Hope Book. Women who attend the short-term residential program are encouraged to write their thoughts down in the form of letters and poems for other women going through the program to read. We share these excerpts in hopes of helping other women

From our Intensive Outpatient Program: Learning about HIV / AIDS and Finding Inspiration in Others’ Steps to Recovery

The following unedited entry comes from a discussion in Crossroads for Women’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): This week in IOP, we had a guest speaker from Franny Peabody Center come to talk about STD, HIV and Hepatitis. We learned about prevention, protection and self-care. In addition, this week we had group members transfer to residential