Crossroads for Women e-Newsletter

October 2010

Last month, we alluded to some expanding services at our Windham campus. This month, we're ready to announce the opening of our latest outpatient satellite office, Windham Counseling Center, on November 1st, as well as an innovative residential program in conjunction with The Recovery Center at Mercy Hospital and Youth Alternatives Ingraham.

Since the holidays are just around the corner, we thought we'd also include a link to our agency wish list. If you are looking to support our work with women in recovery from addiction and emotional health problems, this is a great way to make an immediate impact!
jobfairWindham Counseling Center Opening on November 1st
Crossroads for Women has run a residential treatment program in Windham since 1974. For years, we have been asked about outpatient services for people in the Lakes Region area who do not want to travel to the Portland area.

Well, we are excited to announce the opening of Windham Counseling Center on November 1st! The outpatient satellite office will offer all of the outpatient services that our Portland and Kennebunk locations provide, including individual counseling, therapy groups and an intensive outpatient program (IOP).

Windham Counseling Center is conveniently located at 120 Main Street. Starting Monday, November 1st you can call to book an appointment or find out more information: 207.894.5733.
Windham Counseling Center
Windham Counseling Center
120 Main Street
Windham, ME 04062
207.894.5733 (starting November 1st)

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teaSAMHSA Grant Funds Innovative Substance Abuse Treatment Project
A new and innovative residential substance abuse treatment program model was recently announced at The Recovery Center at Mercy Hospital in Westbrook, Maine.

Mercy, along with consortium partners Youth Alternatives Ingraham and Crossroads for Women, was awarded a grant of $1,000,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to carry out the project.

The project has two main goals:

  1. To increase residential level treatment capacity in greater Portland (Maine) for those suffering  from alcohol and other substance abuse, via cross-agency collaboration and innovative program design, and;
  2. To use the collective power of the consortium to transform the current system of care into a patient-centric, collaborative, and financially sustainable model.

The partnership of the three organizations will provide those in need of substance abuse services, who typically  fall through the cracks, access to safe housing, medical care, behavioral health treatment and case management all in one place.

According to Barbara Dacri, executive director at Crossroads for Women, "It is our hope that this consortium can be used as a national model that will ultimately reduce the cost of treating addiction and promote a more client-centered and recovery-oriented approach."


FMI, call Mercy Recovery Center at 207.857.8282.

Read the official press release from Mercy

See the news coverage

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Crossroads for Women gets lots of calls from supporters who are interested in making direct donations of goods to help our clients out while they are in trAmazon Wish Listeatment with us.

Since our needs are always changing, we decided to create a wish list on If you are interested in helping us out, you know that a purchase from this list will be put to immediate use! (Plus, ordering is easy and items are shipped directly to us.)

Being in treatment during the holidays can be particularly stressful, both for clients and their families. Items like recovery books and bath and body products make a big impact during this time.

View our Wish List on

Direct donations can also be made on our secure donor website.

FMI on giving to Crossroads, visit our Giving page.

Jennifer Barbour
Jennifer Barbour, communications specialist
Crossroads for Women
In This Issue

Windham Counseling Center Opening on November 1st.

SAMHSA Grant Funds Innovative Substance Abuse Treatment Project.

Gearing up for the holidays

Outpatient Therapy Groups

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

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

Living with Depression and Anxiety
Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 7pm

Portland, Kennebunk & Windham
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Portland, 207.773.9931
Kennebunk, 207.467.3369
Windham, 207.894.5733 (after Nov. 1st)

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Meet Our Outpatient Counselors

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From Our Blog
Women & Substance Abuse blog

Sober Lessons from the Fryeburg Fair

Women and men new to recovery often have a hard time figuring out how to have "sober fun." So when our program manager at the halfway house received some generously donated tickets to the Fryeburg Fair (Maine's largest agricultural fair), she saw a unique opportunity to bring our clients on an adventure that most had never experienced before.

There was apprehension, a little push back and a bit of anxiety, but in the end it turned out to be a great lesson for all...Read More

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Crossroads for Women addresses substance abuse and mental health so that women and their families can live healthy lives. FMI, call 207.773.9931 or visit our website.