December 2015
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As we say goodbye to 2015 and welcome the new year, we have many things to be grateful for this final month of the year. We welcomed a new clinician to our outpatient clinical team and was granted a wonderful partnership grant with our colleagues at The Opportunity Alliance. Our Board of Directors and a local women's group generously donated items for our Children and Mothers Program and we've added another bed to our Back Cove Women's Residential Program. Finally, we have an update on our partnership with Operation Hope and we've made some updates to our upcoming events in 2016.

For information regarding Crossroads programs and services, don't forget to visit our website and our Facebook page.

Article1A new addition to our outpatient clinical team   

Welcome Daphne Berta, LCSW to the Crossroads outpatient clinical team!

Daphne has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1999 and has worked with individuals, adolescents and their families in both intensive residential, group and outpatient settings. She incorporates evidenced-based strategies including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness strategies to assist clients with concrete and practical skills aimed at improving their overall functioning in all aspects of their lives. She provides intensive outpatient group (IOP) and individual substance abuse and mental health counseling at our Scarborough Counseling Center. To learn more about our clinicians please visit Meet our Counselors page.
Article2Partnership grant with The Opportunity Alliance
We learned this month that an RFP we applied for with The Opportunity Alliance has been awarded to provide Coordinated Parenting Education and Substance Abuse Services for Maine families in Southern Maine.  This partnership was created because we believe that the pathway to healthier individuals, families and communities is created through an integrated continuum of formal and informal supports that addresses the fundamental factors that place communities at risk. In April 2016 Crossroads will be providing the Matrix Model Intensive Outpatient Service component of the program in both of our Scarborough and Kennebunk Counseling Centers. For more information about this innovative program, please contact our Clinical Director,  Dr. Mary Anne Roy.
Article3Support for our Children and Mothers Program
Thank you to Julie Marchese and all of the women from SheJams for their tremendous support this holiday season for our clients at Crossroads' Children and Mothers Program in Windham! This year this very strong group of women chose Crossroads as the beneficiary of their annual giving program and donated several items, clothes, toys, diapers and toiletries for our clients in residence. Thank you SheJams!!! To learn more about SheJams, visit their Facebook page.

Many thanks to members of our Board who also chose to support the Children and Mothers Program by donating several gifts for the women and children. Our clients and their children were thrilled on Christmas morning with all of these generous and thoughtful gifts.
Article4Back Cove Women's Residential Program adds a 10th bed

Due to an increase in need for residential treatment services in the state, Crossroads has added a 10th bed to our Back Cove Women's Residential Program. This program is a 30-45 day primary treatment facility for women that serves as a premier recovery destination for women from all over the country, offering holistic and affordable treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in a beautiful and nurturing home setting. For more information on this program, please call 207.773.9931 or visit the Back Cove Women's Residential Program page.
ArticlefiveSupport Needed for Operation Hope and our Scholarship Fund

Since Operation Hope began on October 1, 2015 a total of 87 Maine residents have been placed into treatment for addiction to heroin. This is a wonderful testament to the dedication of the Scarborough Police department and the over 70 treatment facilities throughout the country, including Crossroads (with five placements since October), that have provided free treatment to these individuals. This is truly a community based effort and we cannot do this alone without the commitment and support from our generous donors. We thank you and please ask that you help spread the word that we are still in need for scholarship funds to help give more access to treatment for these Mainers seeking to end their addiction to heroin. To make a secure online gift to our scholarship fund please visit our support us page. Thank you.
Article5Upcoming 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:


***New Business After Hours

Thursday March 10, 2016

5pm - 7pm

Crossroads Greater Portland Counseling Center

71 US Route 1, Suite E

Scarborough, Maine


3rd Annual Community Awards Breakfast

Wednesday May 25, 2016


Clarion Hotel

1230 Congress St. Portland, Maine


4th Annual Crossroads Gala 

Thursday October 27, 2016


Location - TBD 



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 CEO

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.