May 2015
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This month, we are sharing more about the six individuals who will be honored at the 2nd Annual Community Awards Breakfast next week. We are also announcing the date of our popular Crossroads Gala fundraising event. We are welcoming Janie Watson to our outpatient clinical team and sharing what recent participants are saying about our Friends & Family educational series.

Our friend Dawn Clancy - who hosts the Growing Up Chaotic podcast and has featured Crossroads in the past - has been working on a wonderful project called The Sibling Project: Exploring How The Lives Of Siblings Are Impacted By Addiction. The hope is that this series will spark a new conversation that focuses on the countless number of siblings living alongside an addicted loved one. You can listen to the stories of Nicole and Ginny HERE and HERE.

Crossroads Program Note: Due to the demand for treatment, Crossroads has added an additional bed to its Back Cove Residential Program, bringing the program to a total of 9 beds. This unique residential program for women offers private and semi-private rooms and accepts most major insurance companies. For more information or to request a brochure, please call 207.773.9931.

firstarticleCrossroads 2nd Annual Community Awards Breakfast Honorees


On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Crossroads will honor six individuals who have committed themselves to raising awareness, promoting prevention and delivering treatment as an alternative to the pain of addiction to alcohol and other substances at its  2nd Annual Community Awards Breakfast.


This year Crossroads will be honoring the following community leaders: Tracy Sabol, Mike Stephenson, Merideth Norris, D.O., Chief Judge Nancy Torresen, Stephen Cotreau and Tyler Brinkmann.


Visit our blog to read more about our honorees.

articletwoSave the Date for the Crossroads Gala on October 1, 2015!
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We are hard at work planning our next fabulous Crossroads Gala fundraising event. 


This year's gala will be held on Thursday, October 1st from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the beautiful Masonic Temple in Portland. 


The evening will include dinner, an inspiring speaker and a silent auction. 


We will reveal more details of the event as it gets closer. For now, we hope you will mark your calendar to join us in October! 


Crossroads is actively seeking sponsors and auction items for the gala. If you would like to partner with us for this event, please contact Lesley Rawlings at  207.773.9931 ext 123 or


articlethreeCrossroads Welcomes Janie Watson, LCSW, CADC 
Crossroads is pleased to welcome Janie Watson, LCSW, CADC to its outpatient clinical team. Janie has been a counselor for 3 years. She utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach working with individuals struggling with mental health and substance use issues. Janie's approach includes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), informed Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness and other culturally competent, solutions-oriented and strengths-based therapies that promote client goals for change, growth and healing. A member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers) and NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals), Janie provides outpatient counseling in Crossroads' Scarborough office.

To read more about Janie 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

articlefourWhat People are Saying About Crossroads' Friends & Family Series
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Crossroads offers The Effects of Addiction on Friends & Family 4-Week Educational Series to anyone who has a loved one with a substance abuse problem, male or female, who may or may not be in treatment. 


Our most recent series started on May 13th and will run on Wednesdays until June 3rd.


Here's what people were saying about our last Friends & Family series:


"I received a clear understanding on what/how I need to help myself yet be there for my family members"


"Setting boundaries is difficult and I was given a place to start"


"This workshop opened my eyes especially dealing with addiction beyond the family & friends"


"I enjoyed hearing from real life presenters and their experiences"


"Thoroughly enjoyed it!"


To join, please call 207.773.9931

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:


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.