Crossroads for Women e-Newsletter

August 2010

Is it really almost September?! It must be, because many of us are gearing up for National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. There are lots of events happening all over the country. Check out what's happening here in Maine. Crossroads will be at the Walk for Recovery in Portland on September 11th. We'd also like to give a big thanks to our friends at Sappi's John Roberts site for a donation of about 250 books to our residential programs.

Reminder: Our new Managing Chronic Pain group will start on August 31st at our Kennebunk location. There's still time to get into the group. Call 207.467.3369 for more info.
RecoveryEventsRecovery Month Events in Maine 

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Walk for Recovery (Portland)
when: September 11, 2010 @ 12:30pm
where: The walk starts at Catholic Charities Maine Counseling Services, 250 Anderson Street, Portland
fee: free! ($10 suggested donation)
sponsoring organizations: Catholic Charities Maine, Crossroads for Women, Serenity House, Day One and Milestone Foundation
FMI: website, RSVP on Crossroads' Facebook page or download a registration form

Bangor Area Recovery: It Can, Will and Does Happen...And How! (Bangor)
September 9, 2010 from 8:30am-4:00pm
Penobscot Job Corp Gym, 1375 Union St., Bangor
sponsoring organizations:
Bangor Area Recovering Community Coalition, City of Bangor, City of Bangor Department of Health and Community Services, Penobscot Job Corps, Tri-County Workforce Investment Board and Discovery House: Bangor

From Unbecoming a Nurse to Overcoming Addiction (Augusta)
when: September 10, 2010 from 8:00am-4:00pm
where: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta
fee: $50, $25 for students
sponsoring organizations: Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery; Medical Professionals Health Program; Maine Office of Substance Abuse, DHHS; AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc.
FMI: website

Uniting Maine's Recovery Communities: 2nd Annual Recovery Retreat (Augusta)
when: September 11, 2010 from 8:30am-3:00pm
where: University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive
fee: free! (continental breakfast and lunch included)
sponsoring organizations: Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery; Mental Health & Human Services Program and Learning Support & Counseling Services at UMaine Augusta; Maine Office of Substance Abuse, DHHS; AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc.
FMI: website

Walk for Recovery (Auburn)

when: September 12, 2010 @ 1:00pm
where: The walk starts at St. Francis Recovery Center at 24 Dunn Street, Auburn
fee: free! ($10 suggested donation)
sponsoring organization: St. Francis Recovery Center
FMI: website or Facebook

2010 Recovery & Wellness Resource Fair (Portland)
when: September 29, 2010 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
where: Preble Street Resource Center Dining Room, 252 Oxford Street, Portland
fee: free!
FMI: Facebook

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Sappi Book Drive
The Community Connections Committee at the Sappi Fine Paper John Roberts site recently organized a book drive to benefit the residential programs of Crossroads for Women. The team had a goal of collecting 145 books from fellow employees and ended up surpassing that goal by more than 100!

The book drive reflects the commitment to sustainability by Sappi Fine Paper through supporting their community while also promoting the reuse of books.

The clients and staff at Crossroads for Women's Residential Rehab, CAMP and halfway house programs are thankful to have their libraries stocked with new books that women can enjoy as they start their road to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.

Thanks, Sappi!

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Jennifer Barbour
Jennifer Barbour, communications specialist
Crossroads for Women
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Recovery Month Events in Maine

Sappi Donates Books to Residential Programs

Outpatient Therapy Groups

Professional Women's Recovery Group
Wed, 5:30pm - 7pm

Friends and Family Group
Mondays, 5:pm - 6:30pm

Managing Chronic Pain
Tuesdays, 1pm - 2pm, Aug. 31 - Oct. 19.

Living with Depression and Anxiety

Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 7pm

Portland & Kennebunk
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Portland, 207.773.9931
Kennebunk, 207.467.3369

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