October 2015
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It's been a very busy month! We're thrilled to welcome two new board members to Crossroads and we are hosting our Friends & Family series again beginning November 16th. Our 3rd Annual Gala was a great success and we are proud to announce a $10,000 grant award we received from the Maine Community Foundation. From now until the end of the year, Crossroads will benefit from the Hannaford Helps program that will help build our client scholarship fund. And finally an update on the Scarborough Police Department's Operation Hope Program.
For information regarding Crossroads programs and services, don't forget to visit our website and our Facebook page.

Article1Welcome to the board Mike Sawyer and Chris Abboud!    

Michael Sawyer
is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Foy Insurance in Scarborough, ME. Mike brings his expertise in marketing and sales to the Crossroads board and has been active with our fundraising committee for our special events. An avid sports enthusiast, Mike likes to spend his time with his family traveling and cheering on his favorite teams (particularly hockey). Welcome Mike!


Christopher Abboud
is an underwriter for MEMIC and has
worked in the insurance industry for the last five years.
Prior to joining Crossroads' board, Chris lent his time and
help with our annual gala by securing items for our silent auction
and selling tickets to the event. Per Chris, "If my talents can further
help an organization which saves lives and brings families together,
then I am 100% committed to that cause."
Article2Another Friends & Family Series to begin November 16th
We've extended this series from a 4-week series to a 6-week series. Call us today to learn more and to sign up! 207.773.9931. Julie Powers-Candelmo is the clinician facilitating this workshop and her biography can be found here.

Article4A great night to save lives!
Thank you to our guests, sponsors, board members and volunteers who joined us on Thursday October 1st to raise money for our client scholarship fund at our 3rd Annual Gala! We hit it out of the ballpark by raising over $15,000. Thank you!

OH$10,000 grant for our Children and Mothers Program
Crossroads' Children and Mothers Program received a $10,000 grant from the Welch Charitable Fund of the Maine Community Foundation earlier this month. This grant award comes at a very critical time as we are getting more and more calls each day to provide residential treatment services for pregnant and parenting women. Thank you to the trustees of the Welch Charitable Fund and the Maine Community Foundation. Together we will save lives! To learn more about the Maine Community Foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.
Article5Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program
Want to help create a little good karma? Then please pick up your new reusable bags at the Hannaford Supermarkets located in Portland (295 Forest Ave) and Skowhegan (100 Fairgrounds Marketplace) between now and the end of the year. For every bag purchased, $1 will be donated to Crossroads and our client scholarship fund. Together, we can save lives.


Article6Scarborough Police Department's Operation Hope 
On October 1st the Scarborough Police Department launched their Operation Hope Program and Crossroads was one of the first treatment providers in the state to sign up to be a resource for this program. To date there have been 26 individuals placed in treatment programs throughout the country. Crossroads has welcomed 2 women into our residential treatment facilities with 100% scholarship funds. We cannot provide this kind of support without the kindness and tremendous generosity of our donors and community supporters. Thank you to the Scarborough Police for taking such a leadership role in helping more men and women access this life saving treatment. Please read the latest news on this program here.
Upcoming 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:



3rd Annual Community Awards Breakfast

Wednesday May 25, 2016


Clarion Hotel

1230 Congress St. 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.