April 2014    

This month, we have openings in Crossroads' IOP for women in ScarboroughShannon talks about the Children And Mothers Program in her latest vlogFinally, we are saying goodbye and good luck to Chuck Schneider, LCSW, C-CATODSW, who is retiring at the end of this month.  

Upcoming Events in May
Our very own Nikki Oliver will be the emcee for the upcoming Silver Tea Celebrating Women in Recovery at the Blaine House in Augusta. This public event will be held on May 20, 2014 at 2:00pm. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to Mary at 207-667-6108 or email by May 9th. 
Crossroads is holding it inaugural Community Awards Breakfast on May 21, 2014 at the Embassy Suites in Portland. We will be honoring those community members who have unselfishly committed themselves to heighten awareness, promote prevention or deliver treatment as an alternative to the pain of addiction to alcohol or others drugs. While we have already sold out of tickets for this event, you can be put on a waiting list to be notified if seats open up by emailing Nikki Oliver

ArticleTwoCrossroads Has Openings in its Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Women in Scarborough

Crossroads has immediate openings in its Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for women at its Greater Portland Counseling Center in Scarborough. IOP often provides the structure many people need in the first stage of recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction. It may also serve as aftercare treatment for those who are coming out of a residential rehab setting.


Gender-specific treatment issues are explored in this women-only IOP with an emphasis on addiction education, co-occurring mental health issues, coping skills, relapse prevention and the necessary tools for recovery. Total length of treatment varies, but is typically around 6 - 8 weeks.


Read some frequently asked questions about our IOP

For more information on Crossroads' IOP for women or to join the group, call 207.773.9931.


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In her vlog for April 2014, Shannon talks about Crossroads' innovative and unique Children And Mothers Program (CAMP). CAMP is the only program in Maine that provides on-site living arrangements to minor children of mothers in residential treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. 


The program is housed at the Boulton Center for Women and Children in Windham. In order to be eligible, women must be pregnant, have children aged 5 or under, or working on family reunification. As Shannon describes in the video, this program boasts a very high treatment completion rate. 


Shannon's Cross Chat: Children And Mothers Program (CAMP)
Shannon's Cross Chat: Children And Mothers Program (CAMP)

Did you miss March's Cross Chat on Addiction and the Media? Watch it here


Have a topic you'd like Shannon to cover in a future video? Email her with your ideas and questions!


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ArticleThreeSaying Farewell to Chuck Schneider
It is with mixed emotion that we announce the retirement of Chuck Schneider, LCSW, C-CATODSW. Chuck has been a counselor for over a decade. With expertise in substance abuse and trauma counseling, he has used what he describes as an open approach with clients. Chuck has been an invaluable member of the Crossroads clinical team for the past since 2011, providing individual counseling in both the Kennebunk and Scarborough offices. He co-facilitated Crossroads' first Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for men and provided invaluable training and expertise in working with veterans. We wish Chuck the best of luck in retirement. He will be missed by clients and staff alike.

Jennifer Barbour, for Crossroads

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Crossroads provides gender-responsive addiction and behavioral health treatment services in a safe and respectful environment so individuals and families can lead healthy lives. FMI, call 207.773.9931 or visit our website. 
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Crossroads Has Openings in its Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Women in Scarborough

Shannon's April Cross Chat: Children And Mothers Program

Saying Farewell to Chuck Schneider

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 Crossroads 2014 Annual Giving Campaign: Together We Will Save Lives


Crossroads saves lives. This powerful and compelling statement came up several times when our board of directors gathered for their annual retreat, as they paused to reflect on their reasons for dedicating their time and efforts to volunteer for the organization.


Our generous supporters helped provide aid to 886 women and men who came through Crossroads' doors to receive life saving treatment last year. It is this support and commitment that allows more women and men the opportunity to learn the tools needed to lead a healthy life. Your support is making the difference. This year we are raising funds for the newly created Barbara L. Dacri Scholarship Fund. 100% of the proceeds of this fund go directly to clients needing assistance to pay for treatment...Read More 

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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 


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