April 2011    

Yes. You read that subject line correctly. Crossroads for Women is offering free one-hour counseling sessions to new clients in May. Better hurry to book an appointment, though, since this is a first come, first served special!

Also this month, we have some great events coming up, including a visit from Dr. Stephanie Covington in September. And, speaking of events, the Walk for Recovery committee is having a t-shirt contest. Illustrate what recovery means to you, and your artwork could be featured on this year's t-shirt!
articleoneCrossroads for Women Offering Free Counseling to New Clients in May

Many people wonder what it would be like to sit and talk about whatever is on their mind with a licensed professional counselor, but have never tried it. Well, here is your Crossroads for Womenchance!

Crossroads for Women is offering a free one-hour counseling session during the month of May to new clients at its three counseling centers in Portland, Windham and Kennebunk.

This opportunity is a confidential, safe and comfortable way to see if counseling may be helpful for whatever discomfort you might be feeling.

We promise complete confidentiality, no paperwork and no diagnosis. The free counseling session is simply a chance to talk to someone who will listen without judgment.

This special offer is good for a one-hour counseling session to new clients of Crossroads for Women during the month of May only. Appointments will be booked on a first come, first served basis and subject to availability.

To book an appointment, call:

Greater Portland Counseling Center: 207.773.9931
Kennebunk Counseling Center: 207.467.3369
Windham Counseling Center: 207.894.5733

Find out more about Crossroads for Women's counselors

Download a printable flyer (PDF)

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articletwoSave the Date for These Upcoming Events!
Crossroads for Women is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephanie Covington will be visiting us in Portland on Tuesday, September 13, 2011.

Dr. Covington, a nationally-recognized clinician, author and lecturer, will be giving a talk on creating a gender-responsive environment in treatment. Stay tuned for more details!

Read our interview with Dr. Covington

Coming up on Thursday, May 19th is the annual Silver Tea to Celebrate Women in Recovery. The wonderful event is hosted by the Women's Addiction Services Council (WASC) and held at the State Capitol in Augusta.

This year, speakers and the presentation of the Women in Recovery Leadership Award will be held at the Hall of Flags in the State Capitol. The tea will follow at the Blaine House. Registration is required to attend the tea.

Get all the details of the Silver Tea

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articlethreeWalk for Recovery T-shirt Contest

What Does Recovery Mean to You?

The Walk for Recovery planning committee is looking for people to share what Recovery means to them in the form of artwork. The winning entry into the Walk for Recovery t-shirt contest will get their artwork printed on this year's t-shirts!

Details: Create a picture on an 8 ½ x 11 piece of white paper and send or drop off to:

Désirée Lawrence

Milestone Foundation

65 India Street

Portland, Maine 04101

(207) 775-4790


The chosen winner will have his/her artwork featured on this year's walk t-shirts. Runner-up artwork will be chosen to be displayed along the walk path.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by Tuesday, May 31

This year's walk will take place Saturday, September 10th. Visit the walk website or Facebook page for details.

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Jennifer Barbour
Jennifer Barbour, communications specialist
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Walk for Recovery T-shirt Contest

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