March 2015
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Happy spring! This month, we are spotlighting one of our dedicated board members and welcoming a  new clinical staff member. You are also invited to our  2nd Annual Community Awards Breakfast. Finally, we are truly thankful for a thoughtful gift we received from the students at UNE's School of Pharmacy!

The Effects of Addiction on Friends & Family (Scarborough): Crossroads has been offering a special educational series for those affected by a loved one's addiction. This group has been meeting at Crossroads' office on 71 US Route One, Suite E on Tuesday evenings from 6pm - 7:30pm. If you would like to attend one of the sessions on 3/31 or 4/7, please call 207.773.9931. Read more about this helpful group.

ArticleThreeCrossroads Board Member Spotlight: Lisa Weldon

Lisa Weldon, of Portland, is the vice president of sales at HealthVerity, where she works in data analytics and healthcare improvement. She has been involved with Crossroads for 10 years as a board member. In her words:


"I volunteer on the Crossroads' board because I believe that substance abuse and behavioral health issues are not well understood by the general public. For some patients and their families, there is still a stigma associated with the diagnoses and treatment of these conditions, often resulting in delays to seek treatment. By volunteering with Crossroads, I hope to promote the mission of the organization across Maine - to help people receive appropriate and timely treatment."


The Crossroads board of directors is a volunteer group dedicated to helping women and men conquer substance abuse and mental health issues, while working to eliminate barriers surrounding treatment access and reducing the stigma associated with addiction. If you are interested in finding out more about joining our board, please contact Emily Semenchuk. 

ArticleOneJoin Us for the 2nd Annual Community Awards Breakfast on May 20, 2015

You are invited to join us at our 2nd Annual Community Awards Breakfast to honor 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 and other drugs. 


Our keynote speaker is Bud S., a dedicated community service leader from New Hampshire who specializes in helping friends and families of alcoholics. 


View the invitation and see who is being honored or purchase tickets online today!



articleFourCrossroads Welcomes Julie A Barker, LCPC, CADC
Crossroads is pleased to welcome Julie A Barker, LCPC, CADC to its clinical team. Julie has been a licensed counselor for 7 years. Her expertise is in substance abuse treatment. She is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has training in trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. Julie is a member of the Behavioral Tech Association. She provides individual counseling at Crossroads' Kennebunk Counseling Center and the Back Cove Residential Program.

To read more about Julie and the rest of our outpatient counselors, visit our website.

To make an appointment with any of our outpatient counselors, please call:

Greater Portland Counseling Center (Scarborough): 207.773.9931 

Kennebunk Counseling Center - 207.467.3369
Or, make an appointment online

ArticleFiveUNE School of Pharmacy Makes a Special Donation to CAMP Moms
Clients in Crossroads' CAMP program receive a donation from UNE's School of Pharmacy


Led by Lydia Kouletsis, the students of UNE's School of Pharmacy recently held a fundraising drive to collect items for Crossroads' Children and Mothers Program (CAMP) in Windham. 


The students collected baby clothes, blankets, pacifiers and one huge box of diapers. The students individually wrapped each diaper and included handwritten notes of congratulations and encouragement for the young mothers at CAMP. Also included with the diapers were printed recommendations for childhood vaccination dates and nutritional guidelines for new mothers to help combat postpartum depression.


Thank you to all the students at UNE's School of Pharmacy for their thoughtfulness and kind consideration. Supporters like you are truly making a difference in our clients' lives!

ArticleTwoUpcoming Events

Crossroads hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds and connect with the community. Attending, sponsoring or sharing information about our events is another great way to support our work. Our upcoming events include:


Charmed by Charity Event  
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Alex and Ani Portland
215 Commercial St, Portland, Maine


2nd Annual Community Awards Breakfast 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
7:30am - 9:00am
Embassy Suites
1050 Westbrook Street, Portland, Maine

FMI, visit the Community Awards Breakfast event page 


Crossroads Annual Gala
Thursday, October 1, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Masonic Temple
415 Congress Street, Portland, Maine


If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering for an upcoming event, please contact Lesley Rawlings at 207.773.9931, ext. 123 or via email. 


Shannon Trainor
Crossroads Executive Director

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.