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

Crossroads Needs Your Help

We don’t normally send emails like this, but we need your help. On Friday, Crossroads for Women received the recommendations that the Office of Substance Abuse (OSA), a division of DHHS, is forced to make in an attempt to keep treatment available in our state. These recommendations essentially dismantle Maine’s substance abuse treatment system as

Women, Addiction and Prison: An Interview with Dr. Stephanie Covington

Stephanie Covington, Ph.D., author of Hazelden Publishing books, A Woman’s Way Through The Twelve Steps, Women and Addiction: A Gender-Responsive Approach and Beyond Trauma, is currently being featured in the new OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network docu-series, “Breaking Down the Bars,” which premiered on Tuesday, February 15. The original seven-episode series follows the journey women prisoners

Innovative residential services model receives grant in Portland, ME area

A new and innovative residential substance abuse treatment program model was announced this week at The Recovery Center at Mercy Hospital in Westbrook, Maine. Mercy, along with its consortium partners Youth Alternatives Ingraham and Crossroads for Women, were awarded a grant of $1,000,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental  health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to carry

Crossroads for Women Windham (Maine) Job Fair

Crossroads for Women is expanding its services in Windham! (Stay tuned for details about these services coming out soon.) We’re currently looking to hire Personal Care Coordinators and Fee for Service Clinicians to join our growing residential and outpatient programs at our Windham campus. Qualified candidates are invited to bring their resumes to our Windham

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Crossroads offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for substance abuse to women and men at its outpatient locations in Scarborough and Kennebunk, Maine. View all of Crossroads’ current Group Therapy options. What is IOP? If you’re not sure about what an IOP is or how the Crossroads IOP might be different from other programs, here

Bridging the Gap Between Halfway House and Residential Rehab Programs at Crossroads for Women

In an effort to help bridge the gap between our clients beginning their recovery journey and the clients who “know the ropes” here at Crossroads for Women, the women at our halfway house (aka, Back Cove) invited the women at our residential rehabilitation (aka, Res) program to their weekly “All House” meeting. The All House

Crossroads for Women Clients Reflect on what Women-focused Treatment Means to Them

Crossroads for Women talks a lot about substance abuse and mental health treatment that is specifically geared to women and their unique issues. That’s what we’ve been doing for 35 years. But, what does this really mean? We recently took some time to talk to clients in our outpatient, halfway house and residential rehab programs

A Fresh Way In: Reflections on Therapeutic Horse Riding at Crossroads for Women

Emily Van Strien, LADC, a counselor at Crossroads for Women, worked with clients at Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center in a pilot project that combines substance abuse treatment and therapeutic horseback riding. The project was funded in large part by the PRBB Foundation, along with assistance from the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Helps Women in Substance Abuse Treatment

Crossroads for Women has teamed up with Riding to the Top in a pilot project that combines substance abuse treatment and therapeutic horseback riding. Therapeutic riding has been shown to help facilitate the confidence, self-esteem and problem solving skills of children and adults with physical, emotional and / or learning disabilities. The curriculum for the