Author Archives: CRFW

Crossroads: A Therapeutic Community Where Women Discover Their Own Dignity

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Mary has faced challenges many of us can’t imagine. And yet, the most noticeable thing about her is an incredible warmth and kind spirit.  Laughter, what she calls her “medicine”, precedes her wherever she goes; you hear Mary before you actually see her.  Her jovial nature played a key role… Read more »

There are many ways to help make holidays more festive for those in need

From left, Cecilia Pareja, Bri Gonzales and Martinique Sedillo, all St. Pius X students, and Annette Sedillo, right, Martinique’s mother, volunteer to wrap gifts for Gift Givers Anonymous at a wrapping party at Messiah Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. The gifts will go to needy people throughout the city. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

  You can write a check or donate time or adopt a family. Agencies throughout the Albuquerque area are seeking volunteers and donations.The needs range from cold weather clothing to nonperishable foods, cleaning supplies and toiletries to housewares that help make a newly housed family feel more at home. Some… Read more »

Volunteer “kind of falls in love” with Crossroads

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Volunteers are so important to the Crossroads community. They make it possible for Crossroads to do an awful lot with not nearly enough. And John Souza is one volunteer who really gets it. For nearly 4 years, he’s been showing up to do whatever needs to be done at Crossroads… Read more »

Perfect Fit: Breaking Cycles. Building Lives.

An administrator at Crossroads for Women in Albuquerque, N.M., Pam Mulhall feels it is her duty to help women less fortunate than she was. Without help from her parents, she says, “I could have ended up homeless.” PHOTO: AMANDA DOUGLAS

  The year was 1983. Laid off from Texas Instruments and newly separated from her husband, Pam Mulhall, a 30-year-old mother of four, was forced to seek help from the welfare office in Lubbock, Texas. She let them know that instead of a handout, she would appreciate the chance to… Read more »

KUNM’s “Women’s Focus” Features Crossroads for Women

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We welcome you to listen to this radio piece on homelessness among women in Albuquerque hosted by our very own, Mary B., a long time Crossroads for Women volunteer. It is an in depth interview with three Crossroads for Women clients Melissa, Sonya and Katherine, and our Executive Director, KC… Read more »

Long Time Volunteer Offers Trauma Informed Yoga Practice

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What Beth Olsen enjoys about volunteering at Crossroads for Women are the opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment that emerge through direct communion with the women, especially through sharing life skills. From the age of thirteen when Beth first started (sports/coaching), she discovered in herself a deep personal desire to… Read more »