Press Release: Crossroads’ Children and Mothers Program awarded $35,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lesley Rawlings, 207-773-9931, ext. 123, lrawlings@staging.crossroadsme.org Crossroads’ Children and Mothers Program Awarded $35,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation SCARBOROUGH, Maine (January 12, 2016) – Crossroads was recently awarded a grant of $35,000 from the Walmart Foundation for its Children and Mothers Program located in Windham, Maine. The funds will be used

Take a Peek Inside Crossroads’ Back Cove Residential Program for Women

We invite you to take a peek inside Crossroads’ Back Cove Residential Program in Portland, Maine. The Back Cove Residential Program serves as a premier recovery destination for women from all over the country, offering holistic treatment in a beautiful Maine setting. In addition to cutting edge gender-responsive addiction and emotional health treatment, our holistic

Shannon’s February Cross Chat Vlog: A Tour of the New Back Cove Residential Program in Portland, Maine

Each month, Crossroads executive director, Shannon Trainor, publishes a short video on different topics relating to addiction, mental health and gender-responsive treatment. In her vlog for February 2014, Shannon takes you on a tour of the new Back Cove Residential Program in beautiful Portland, Maine. Have a topic you’d like Shannon to cover in the future? Let us

Press Release: Crossroads Announces Opening of the Back Cove Residential Program for Women in Portland, Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shannon Trainor, 207-773-9931, strainor@staging.crossroadsme.org Crossroads Announces Opening of the Back Cove Residential Program for Women The innovative new program offers cutting edge substance abuse treatment to women from all over the country SCARBOROUGH, Maine (January 17, 2014) – In February 2014, Crossroads will open the doors to a brand new program

Important Residential Treatment Program Updates for Crossroads in 2014

At the start of 2014, there will be some significant changes to Crossroads residential programs. Due to a loss in funding from the state of Maine, we will no longer be able to run our long-term halfway house program. While we are certainly disappointed in this outcome, we have moved quickly to develop a more sustainable residential

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

Facts About Women and Depression | Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. The month of recognition began in 1949 to raise awareness of mental health conditions and mental wellness for all. At Crossroads for Women, depression is a very common problem for clients. Here are some facts about depression and women in particular: About one in every eight women can expect to

Celebrating Women in Recovery at the Blaine House

Governor John Baldacci proclaimed May 17 – 23 “Celebrating Women in Recovery Week” at the annual Silver Tea on May 20th. Held at the Blaine House in Augusta, the tea honors courageous women who make a difference in their own lives and recognizes their contributions to others in the journey of addiction. The Blaine House

Educated, Professional Women More Likely to Drink Heavily

A recent study coming out of England shows that highly educated, professional women are more likely to drink heavily. According to researchers from the University of Lancaster, the higher the household income, the higher the alcohol consumption among women. The study looked at female alcohol consumption in the U.K. and Denmark, where excessive drinking is

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