Crossroads for Women e-Newsletter

March 2009

The coming of Spring, especially here in Maine, usually means a rejuvenation. A breath of fresh air. Finally getting rid of the snow (hopefully!). This Spring, Crossroads for Women is expanding its reach to the community in 3 different ways: through the opening of a new satellite outpatient office in Kennebunk; starting a public Facebook page; and offering volunteer opportunities to those looking to give back to their community. We hope these new endevours will continue to keep our connections strong with those we serve and those who support us in our work. As always, please email me with any feedback.
Crossroads for Women expands its services to Kennebunk
Anasazi Sofware logoCrossroads for Women is excited to announce the opening of a brand new satellite outpatient office in Kennebunk, Maine.

The Kennebunk Counseling Center is dedicated to helping women address and overcome mental health and substance abuse issues at an outpatient level. Services include individual, couples, group and family counseling in a comfortable, safe and confidential environment. Clients do not need to have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse to be eligible for these services. Our licensed clinicians provide treatment that focuses on women's unique and individual needs, using Crossroads for Women's relational model.

Doors open on Tuesday, March 31st at 7 Shape Drive, Suite 202.
For more information on services or how to make a referral, call Lisa at 207.467.3369.
Become a Fan of Crossroads for Women on Facebook!
Find us on Facebook
Crossroads for Women has created a public page on Facebook. The goal of the page is to educate people about what we do and to keep connected with those who support our work in substance abuse and mental health treatment for women. Find out about what we're working on, who we're working with, events coming up, interesting news in the field, etc. On the page, people can currently find information on Crossroads for Women, upcoming events, our agency video, photos of our facilities, a live feed from our blog and regular status updates.

If you are already on Facebook, we hope you'll become a fan of Crossroads for Women. As a fan, you'll get real time updates on what Crossroads for Women is doing via the news feed on your home page. You can write on our wall, make comments, share information with our community, among other things. While some of the information on the page is public, you will need to have a Facebook account to view all of the information on the page. People visiting the page, whether or not they have a Facebook account, will not be able to view your personal information unless they are your "friend" on Facebook.

If you're not on Facebook, what are you waiting for? Join Facebook today and become our fan. And if you find this entirely confusing, email me with any questions, concerns or comments.

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Support Women in Recovery by Volunteering Time or Speaking
Crossroads for WomenCrossroads for Women often gets calls from people looking to either give back to the agency or to simply help women in recovery by volunteering their time. With two 24-hour residential facilities and now 2 outpatient offices to maintain, there's always something that needs to get done.

Now, with our new Volunteer Program, it's easier to donate your time to the agency. While needs always change, there are some tasks that we need to be completed on a regular basis. On our new volunteering page on our website, you'll find a current list of volunteer opportunities. You can also find out about donating your time to speak at an in-house meeting at our Residential Rehabilitation or Halfway House programs. Find out more on our website or email Carolyn, our Volunteer Coordinator.

Crossroads for WomenCrossroads for Women addresses substance abuse and other behavioral health issues so that women and their families can live healthy and independent lives. FMI, call 207.773.9931 or visit

Jennifer Barbour
Jennifer Barbour, communications specialist
Crossroads for Women

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Crossroads expands its services to Kennebunk

Become a Fan of Crossroads for Women on Facebook!

Support Women in Recovery by Volunteering Time or Speaking

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"The Effects of Addiction on Friends & Family"
4-week educational series starts on April 7th
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Who:  Concerned friends and family members with a loved one, male or female, with a substance abuse problem that may or may not be in treatment at this time; those working with people affected by addiction also find this series helpful.
What:  Explore the basics of addiction, the recovery process and how to be supportive of an addicted loved one while also taking care of you.

Where: Crossroads for Women, 66 Pearl Street, Suite 202, Portland, ME

When:  Tuesday evenings, April 7 - April 28, 6-7:30pm

How: 207.773.9931 or email
Crossroads Links

Local Links

21 Reasons
211 Maine
AA Maine
Al-Anon Maine
ME Office of Substance Abuse
NA Maine
Nar-Anon Maine
Substance Abuse Prevention, Portland

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