The following post was written by Nikki Oliver, Crossroads Program Development Manager & Alumni Coordinator A recent trip to Ferry Beach State Park proved to be an excellent example of the Relational Model in action, which Crossroads residential and outpatient programs pride themselves in doing well. In the Relational Model, the primary goal is to empower our
Last week, we shared the story of a former client’s visit back to 525 Forest Avenue, the home of Crossroads’ halfway house program. This week, we’re sharing the impact Ashley’s visit had on one particular client. The following post was written by halfway house client Melissa W. As a client of Crossroads, I often wonder
The following post was written by a former Crossroads halfway house client, Ashley N. Next week, we will share a story from a client who wrote about Ashley’s visit. Thank God for 575 Forest Avenue. I will never be the same, because the work I was able to do in six months changed me forever.
The following post was written by a Crossroads halfway house client, Missy W. Recently, I had a unique opportunity to attend a conference at Sanford Community Adult Education. Accompanying me to this meeting was the program manager of Crossroads Back Cove, Nikki Oliver, and a client from Milestone Foundation. We were there to share our stories
The following video features Crossroads and Milestone Foundation clients and staff singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the Crossroads halfway house. It may not sound perfect, but this is what recovery looks like during the holidays! [flickr video=8292214580 secret=e41ff3cc26 w=400 h=300] Video here
The following post was written by Crossroads client, Shannon S. Some clients and the program manager here at Crossroads Back Cove have been volunteering at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA). Our volunteering there helps us to relate to our own issues while the animals get some TLC. They have us doing
The following post was written by Crossroads client, Cat S. It was a day to remember, twelve girls, a fifteen-passenger van, a day at the Fryeburg Fair. The excitement was building days before the excursion. Twelve girls in anticipation for a day to enjoy a beautiful road trip to the fair. What would we do
The following story was written by a client in the Crossroads Halfway House residential program. Clients and staff attended the 35th Annual Maine Roundup July 20 – 22, 2012. Picture being one of eight women in a van packed full with three days worth of food, luggage and personalities. We took a right onto Forest
Crossroads’ residential programs for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues provide the structure and stability many women need at the beginning of their recoveries from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Our residential services include a short-term residential rehabilitation and children and mothers program (CAMP), as well as a long-term halfway house. While our residential facilities
The following post was written by a current Crossroads for Women halfway house client, Amanda. Monday, March 21, 2001, our program director had an outing planned for the clients. We were all very excited. So, we all piled in the van, me and 5 other women, with absolutely no idea of where we were going.