September 2011    

Happy Fall! The change of the season also brings more changes for Crossroads. (And you might want to get used to the name Crossroads without the '"for Women" part. More on that below.)

This month, we had the opportunity to host Dr. Stephanie Covington - who literally wrote the book on gender-specific treatment - for an event that focused on the importance of having a gender-responsive and trauma-informed environment in treatment. We also had a great time celebrating recovery at the 2nd annual Walk for Recovery in Portland. Thanks to all who attended both these events!

Dr. Stephanie Covington, a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant and lecturer, visited Maine on Tuesday, September 13th as a guest of Crossroads for Women. 


Dr. Covington gave the keynote talk "Why Gender Matters: Creating Services for Women and Men" to an audience of treatment providers and other healthcare professionals. Dr. Covington also presented the workshop "Helping Men Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction" to Crossroads for Women's clinical staff.   


The audience of both events felt that Dr. Covington was a great speaker and really pulled together the importance of having a gender-responsive and trauma-informed environment for clients. Read more about Dr. Covington's visit on Crossroads' blog 


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secondarticle At the event with Dr. Covington, Crossroads for Women's executive director, Barbara Dacri, announced that the organization would be changing it's name to Crossroads, as it has started to expand its services to men in the outpatient setting.

Crossroads will remain gender-focused in its treatment services for women and men.

In addition, Crossroads continues to expand its office space at Kennebunk Counseling Center and will move Greater Portland Counseling Center to Scarborough in November. Moving from Portland to Scarborough will expand offices to treat men and women and offer plenty of parking for clients.
Intakes for residential services will be moved to the actual houses, making the transition to residential treatment a bit easier for clients.

All of this will be happening in the next couple months. Stay tuned for a new logo, re-designed website and more announcements regarding the new Crossroads!

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Nikki Oliver and Lisa Wishart at the Walk for Recovery

The 2nd annual Walk for Recovery was held on Saturday, September 10th in Portland.


Crossroads for Women, along with Catholic Charities Counseling Services, Milestone Foundation, Day One  and Serenity House organized the event in celebration of National Recovery Month.   


The month reminds everyone that prevention works, treatment is effective and people do recover.


The walk was a big success. Lots of people participated in the event and showed their support for those in recovery. Crossroads' own Nikki Oliver, halfway house program manager, gave the keynote speech before the walk and the Portland Pirate Ice Girls lead the walk along the Eastern Promenade trail.


Crossroads for Women's halfway house and residential rehab programs even helped to raise money for the event. Overall, the event raised more than $8,000 to support future events and the organizing agencies. Thanks to all who participated and/or gave to the Walk for Recovery! 


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Jennifer Barbour
Jennifer Barbour, for Crossroads for Women 
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