This month, we're looking for your input on webinars. We've also got some great recovery gift ideas for Mother's Day and announcements of a few new board members and some exciting staff moves.
We are also excited to be the recipient of The Grill Room's very first Nonprofit Night. On Monday, April 27th, Crossroads for Women will receive 10% of the restaurant's total proceeds for the night. So, please go to the restaurant between 5:30pm and 9:00pm for some amazing food that benefits an amazing cause! From what I hear, reservations have already been made for the evening. So, you might want to call 774.2333 for a reservation ahead of time!
We're looking for your input on webinars!
Crossroads for Women is constantly expanding its reach. In addition to its 4 physical locations in Maine, the agency also provides valuable information via its blog
and Facebook page
, attracting people from all around the globe. Crossroads for Women is assessing the need for providing webinars - i.e., workshops or discussions delivered over the internet - on a number of topics related to what we do everyday. These webinars could be for therapists, case managers, nonprofit managers, people in recovery, family members and friends affected by addiction, business owners, among others. Would you please take a few minutes to complete a quick, 10 question survey to help us assess interest in such webinars?
Crossroads for Women board and staff announcements
Crossroads for Women recently welcomed 4 new board members and 4 new staff members. Three current staff members were also promoted to new positions.
New Board Members
Four new members were nominated to Crossroads for Women's board of directors - Kristy Greco, Emily Semenchuck, Carolyn Delaney and Anna Kent. Kristy is finance manager at Hydro International in Portland. Emily works as senior technical service representative at Waste Management of NH in Rochester, NH. Carolyn is manager, application development for L3 Microdyne Outsourcing and also acts as the volunteer coordinator at Crossroads for Women. Anna recently launched Stone Coast Staging, a home staging and photography company for home sellers and real estate agents.
for Women hired three outpatient clinicians at its new satellite
office, Kennebunk Counseling Center. Rachael O'Donnell, LCSW, LADC also
works as a clinician at Southern Maine Medical Center's ambulatory behavioral health unit. Ashley Weymouth, LCSW was previously a clinical social worker
at Maine Medical Center. Kathleen Hebden, LCSW is also a program
manager at Sweetser. Also at Kennebunk Counseling Center, Lisa Wishart,
was hired as office manager. Lisa previously managed three branches at Apria Healthcare.
Lovely, LADC was promoted to team leader at the halfway house in
Portland. Susan was previously senior counselor. Teresa Bendokas, CADC has
been promoted to the position of manager of client services from senior
intake coordinator. Marianne Donahue, LCSW was promoted to outpatient
clinical team leader at Crossroads for Women's Portland outpatient office. Marianne was previously outpatient/intensive outpatient
Congratulations to all!
|Crossroads 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 www.crossroadsforwomen.org.
Jennifer Barbour, communications specialist
Crossroads for Women
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Great Food That Benefits a Great Cause
@ The Grill Room
DATE: Monday, April 27thTIME: Eat any time between 5:30pm - 9:00pmLOCATION: The Grill Room, 84 Exchange Street, Portland, MaineFOR RESERVATIONS:* 207.774.BEEF (2333)
10% of the restaurant's total proceeds for the evening will benefit Crossroads for Women's vital programs and services!
*Reservations suggested to ensure seating, though not required.
Can't go and would still like to show your support?
From our Blog
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To the strongest, most able women ever:
When I first came to (Back Cove) Crossroads halfway house for women, I was transferred from the 28 day program in Windham.
I arrived here after a long term of jail time for a probation
violation and new criminal felony drug charges. Drugs had completely
taken over my life. I alienated my family. Lost custody of my children,
overdosed, and still every waking moment was obsessed with drug use. Read More
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This past winter, Crossroads for Women
enjoyed a donation of beautifully crocheted blankets, hats and purses
from an unusual donor - the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. Turns
out, the Cumberland County jail in Portland, Maine has a crocheting
program. Incarcerated women learn the art of crocheting and donate the
items they create to a nonprofit organization in the community. Read More