Author Archives: CRFW

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 »

Understanding the Effects of Trauma in the Lives of Women

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Trauma is a widespread, harmful, and costly public health issue that is strongly associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders. More than half of all prison and jail inmates meet criteria for having mental health problems, 6 in 10 meet criteria for having a substance abuse problem and more… Read more »

Ninjas at Crossroads!

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One beautiful July morning, Crossroads for Women staff, volunteers, moms, kids and caregivers arrive at the two story adobe house that serves as the non-profit’s office space for a hearty, hot breakfast. As Family Services Specialist, Patty Pesantez, and several volunteers prepare eggs, tortillas, orange juice and piles of bacon,… Read more »