December 2013    

As we near the end of 2013, we wanted to take some time to recognize our wonderful staff here at Crossroads. We're also thankful for those of you who purchased recovery wreaths for the holidays. Whether you attended our first annual Masquerade Ball or simply told a friend about our important services, we truly appreciate your continued support of Crossroads' work. We hope you will consider Crossroads when you make your end of the year donations.

We've received a lot of feedback from last month's newsletter article regarding our change in population at the Boulton Center for Women and Children in Windham. To clarify, while we were awarded the RFP for women's residential services, the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) contract is limiting us to only serving women 18 and older who are pregnant, parenting at least one child birth to age 5, and women who are actively working with DHHS on reunification. This change was not our choice. We understand that this will be a loss for many of the women we previously served. Crossroads is urging women and providers to contact (SAMHS) to find other treatment options or call Crossroads at 207.773.9931 to see if our other programs may fit your needs.


Crossroads held its annual staff holiday party this month at Joseph's By the Sea in Old Orchard Beach. Our annual party is special because it is one of the few times during the year Crossroads staff can be found in the same room! With over 60 staff members and four locations (two of which are 24 hour programs), it's no easy task to get everyone together.


During the celebration, we take the time to reflect back on the year and look forward to the next. We also recognize staff who went above and beyond the call of duty for our clients and/or who have reached milestones with Crossroads. While managers have typically picked award recipients in the past, this year we had a special peer-nominated award. 


Here is a list of Crossroads staff recognized in 2013:

  • The Excellence in Service Award (selected by Senior Management): Andrea Moseley, LCPC, LADC   
  • The Pinnacle award (a peer nominated award for staff who go above and beyond the call of duty): Jessica Gettinger, Administrative Assistant in Kennebunk
  • Bonnie Skurski: 15 years
  • Polly Frawley: 10 years
  • Sherry Pierson: 10 years
  • Kristin LaPorte: 5 years
  • Colleen Moreshead: 5 years 

Check out a few photos from the party on the Crossroads Flickr page.


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Our beautiful "C" wreath was specially made for Crossroads.
Thank you to everyone who purchased recovery wreaths from Crossroads this year! We especially want to thank

Bill Dodge Nissan Saco and Gorham Savings Bank, our biggest wreath customers! In two weeks, we raised over $2,000. Not bad for a fundraiser that was put together very quickly at the end of November! 


Next year our plan is to expand our holiday recovery wreath fundraiser. If you or your company is interested in being involved in 2014, please contact Nikki Oliver.

If you weren't able to purchase a wreath from us or you simply want to get one more donation in before the end of the year, please consider giving to Crossroads!


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Jennifer Barbour, for Crossroads

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  Important Residential Treatment Program Updates for Crossroads in 2014 



At the start of 2014, there will be some significant changes to Crossroads residential programs. Due to a loss in funding from the state of Maine, we will no longer be able to run our long-term halfway house program. While we are certainly disappointed in this outcome, we have moved quickly to develop a more sustainable residential substance abuse program for women that will not rely on state funds.


In addition, our Residential Rehabilitation program at the Boulton Center for Women and Children will focus on treatment for women who are pregnant, have children ages 5 and under, or are working on family reunification.


Rest assured that we are working with our current clients to help them with their next steps once these changes occur...Read More


Outpatient Therapy Groups

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group for women Tues, 10am - 11:30am 
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for women 
Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group for women Weds, 11am - 12:30pm 


The Aftercare Group (TAG) for women Weds, 4pm - 5:30pm 


Read more about these groups offerings

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Crossroads accepts MaineCare, Medicare, private insurance and self-pay.

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