Category Archives: Care Issues

Life on Life’s Terms

CRFW   February 23, 2017   No Comments on Life on Life’s Terms

Walking into Crossroads for Women for the first time was like walking into someone’s home; I was instantly struck by a sense of community. That feeling grew after sitting in on Life on Life’s Terms, a weekly group run by KC Quirk. Based on The Four Agreements by Don Miguel… Read more »

Learning to Love Herself Better

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33-year-old Queva Hubbard sways to Shirley Murdock’s empowering song, “I Love Me Better Than That” with a peaceful, content smile on her face. She’s just delivered her independent level project presentation to a room full of staff members and fellow clients at The Pavilions. In a few short weeks she… 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 »

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 »

Women Describe Challenges Of Returning From Prison

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At the National Association for Women’s national conference in Albuquerque in June 2014, a panel on incarceration examined the challenges women face reintegrating into society after spending time in prison. K.C. Quirk, executive director of Crossroads For Women, was joined by Eugenia Smith and Tracy Bland, both of whom got… Read more »

Joe Puleo: CRFW’s Day Program Coordinator

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Joe Puleo is the Day Program coordinator at Crossroads for Women. He works directly with group facilitators, coordinates group meals, serves as the point person for Day Program volunteers and guest speakers and facilitates weekly meetings like Life Skills and Recovery Group. Joe is also a knowledgeable meditator and is… Read more »

After Care: Continued Support for Graduates

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Over 45 women who are graduates of either Crossroads or Maya’s Place have returned for support from the After Care Coordinator.  This work continues to demonstrate the value of having an open door for women served in our programs. Whether it is attending groups or receiving concrete support and advocacy… Read more »