It’s hard to believe we’re almost done with 2009. What a year for Crossroads for Women! We expanded our services to reach more women in Maine, while also making fiscally sound decisions for the organization so that we can provide services for decades to come.
Gratitude lists are a great way to help us remember what we are truly thankful, especially during the holidays. Crossroads for Women’s staff, board, clients and supporters took the time to share what they are grateful for this season. As we look forward to a new year and to serving more women and families in Maine, Crossroads for Women is grateful for:
It’s focus on Women
Sobriety (the longest amount of time in recovery in the responses was 48 years!)
Amazing, committed, passionate and hard-working co-workers and board members (there were too many adjectives to add here – you get the picture!)
The opportunity to be part of an organization that recognizes and values the strength of women
Life, love, romance and acceptance
AA, NA and other support groups
Having a bed to sleep in
The nourishment we get from our community
Dancing (and just being) with our children
Long talks with the ones we love
Wisdom, willingness and humility
The ability to give and receive love
Remembering who we wanted to be
For the ability to help a woman begin to identify and actualize her own unique potential
Hope, faith and guidance
Living one day at a time
Health and the health of family and friends
The people that support us, no matter what
In 2009, we opened Kennebunk Counseling Center and started offering Psychiatric evaluation, medication management services and mental health counseling, in addition to our substance abuse and co-occurring services, at both of our outpatient offices in Portland and Kennebunk. We couldn’t have done it without our staff, board, clients, alumnae and supporters.
We hope that you have enjoyed reading our blog over the past couple of years. We try to keep people updated about what we do here at Crossroads for Women, while also talking about substance abuse and mental health and its very real effect on women and their families. Will you make a contribution to our annual giving campaign this year and help women remember who they wanted to be? Give online by using our new, secure donor website at www.crossroadsforwomen.donortools.com, where you can also easily track your donations. If you prefer, please send a check to Crossroads for Women, 66 Pearl Street, Suite 326, Portland, ME 04101. We will be sincerely grateful.
All the best to you and your family this holiday season!
Crossroads for Women is where you would send your mother, sister or daughter for outpatient or residential treatment for substance abuse and mental health so she can remember who she wanted to be. Your contribution will directly affect women, their families and the community around them and is tax deductible.
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