What Crossroads for Women’s New Outpatient Services for Men Mean to Women

If you keep up with Crossroads for Women via our monthly e-Newsletter or on our Facebook page, you know that we have started to expand our outpatient services to serve men. In talking with service providers, physicians and others who refer clients to us, we saw the need for more outpatient substance abuse and mental

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

Yogave: Combining 12 Steps and Yoga in Maine

A couple weeks back, some Crossroads for Women staff were sharing information about a yoga class that incorporated a traditional 12 step meeting. Or, is it a 12 step meeting that incorporated yoga? Whatever it is, it sounded intriguing. Turns out, a 12 step recovery yoga class is being held in Falmouth (ME) twice per

Another Tool for Recovery: The God (or whatever your higher power) Box

Our Residential Rehab program here at Crossroads for Women uses a lot of craft supplies – typical stuff like markers, scissors, colored paper, old magazines for collages, etc. Clients new in recovery often find the art projects our clinicians give them a new and creative way to sort through their thoughts and feelings, outside of

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

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

Feel Well. Live well. Be Well. The Benefits of Outpatient Counseling.

Ever wonder what it’s like to be in a therapy session with a counselor? If you haven’t experienced an outpatient counseling session, you might wonder what goes on behind those closed doors. We decided to ask a few of Crossroads for Women’s outpatient therapists about the basic goals of a counseling session. While it depends

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