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 Crossroads for Women

Crossroads for Women is a comprehensive day treatment program for women that provides behavioral health services for women with substance use disorders. Crossroad's holistic, gender-specific approach helps women understand their addiction and teaches the necessary skills needed to prevent relapse. The program helps participants express their feelings clearly and constructively and improve their family relations. A range of services supports them to improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and recognize their full potential. Peer specialists may be engaged to enhance the recovery process.

Specialized Crossroads groups focus on: domestic violence, trauma and addiction, healthy relationship building, family reunification, health and wellness, strategies for independent living, and anger management. Counseling services include person-centered treatment planning, comprehensive assessment and discharge planning, referrals and follow-ups for entitlements, housing, child welfare, and mental health services.

For women who have been arrested or charged in court, Crossroads serves as an alternative to detention and incarceration, allowing them to remain in their homes with their families while they pursue treatment. Monthly reports are made and non-compliant activity is reported immediately. Participants receive representation and advocacy at scheduled court appearances.

Crossroads for Women is licensed by the NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) as an 822 outpatient treatment program. Crossroads for Men is available for male participants.

Program Eligibility: Participants must be female, at least 18 years of age, have a case in the criminal justice system or be on parole or probation, and have a history of substance use disorder.

Program Site: Brooklyn

Contact: 718-858-9658

Shavionne Maxwell, a Crossroads trainee, with SaddiQa,
a counselor, at an event at Long Island U