Our Mission at Crossroads

Crossroads provides gender-responsive addiction and behavioral health treatment services in a safe and respectful environment so individuals and families can lead healthy lives.

Our History

Crossroads for Women opened its doors in October of 1974. At the time, the nonprofit agency in Windham was known as a safe place for women to “dry out.” Alcoholism was treated, as drug problems were not widely addressed (or prevalent) at the time.

Crossroads ad cropped picOver the years, Windham identified the specific needs of women in the state of Maine and developed programs and services that address those needs. Our Children and Mothers Program (CAMP) was started in 1995 and remains the only licensed, nationally accredited program in Maine that provides on-site living arrangements and childcare services that allow pregnant women and mothers to attend counseling, support group meetings, parenting classes and other activities.

Crossroads for Women opened its first outpatient office in Portland, ME in 1997, offering counseling and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Known later as Greater Portland Counseling Center, the office was expanded and moved to Scarborough in November of 2011.

The Back Cove Women’s Residential program, a 30-day primary treatment program for women offering holistic treatment for women from all around the country in a beautiful Maine setting, opened its doors in 2014. Kennebunk Counseling Center was introduced in March of 2009 and expanded in 2011 to accommodate services for men for the first time.

Simply known as Crossroads now, the agency offers addiction and mental health counseling at the outpatient level for both men and women.

Our treatment approach has grown leaps and bounds since 1974, incorporating both mental health and substance use treatment and addressing the issues that women, and now men, uniquely face using a relational model.

Why Gender-Responsive Treatment at Crossroads

When it comes to addiction, it is important that clients feel safe, comfortable and supported throughout recovery. Women and men experience different challenges when dealing with addiction and respond in different ways. Gender-responsive treatment allows clients to focus on the issues prevalent in their lives and address them in ways that work best for them. Whereas women often turn to drugs or alcohol to maintain a relationship or fill a void, men often use drugs or alcohol to avoid connections all together. Gender-responsive treatment at Crossroads recognizes these differences and approaches them in ways that support each gender in their recovery.

About Crossroads

Crossroads LogoSince 1974 Crossroads has been providing gender-responsive addiction and behavioral health treatment services in a safe and respectful environment so individuals and families can lead healthy lives. A driving force behind the programs at Crossroads, a non profit organization that is nationally accredited by CARF, is our passion for helping women and men remember who they wanted to be. Treatment is not one size fits all. Since men and women often face different challenges when it comes to treating substance use and mental health disorders, Crossroads offers gender-responsive treatment programs. We tailor our treatment models to women and men’s individual needs. From depression and anxiety to post traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions, these issues can affect substance use and the ability of clients to overcome obstacles.

Crossroads provides one-on-one and group counseling to men and women at our two outpatient treatment centers located in Scarborough and Kennebunk in addition to our two residential treatment facilities for women. Our Children and Mothers Program in Windham is the only licensed residential program in the state that treats pregnant women and allows mothers to bring their small children into treatment with them. Our Back Cove Women’s Residential Program in Portland is an intimate and affordable program that allows women to focus on their recovery journey using holistic treatment protocols and mind body wellness strategies.