Category Archives: client story

Life on Life’s Terms

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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 »

The Joy of Harmonizing

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Accepting, finding changing, healing, building and harmonizing are threads woven in the programs at Crossroads for Women. Nora Kastelnik’s class, The Joy of Harmonizing is no exception. Nora a native of Seattle, Washington settled in Albuquerque fourteen years ago. Exhausted after years of failed relationships both with family and friends,… Read more »

“Addiction is a problem I never thought I would have.”

“The biggest problem I had was that I wasn’t being a mother. I kept saying to the judge that if he would let me out, I would be a good mother,” Joanne says tearfully. She found herself in jail, recovering from an addiction, and extremely disheartened that she had not… Read more »

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 »

CRFW Client Finds Her Voice, Transforms Her Life

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At 34, Linda has finally found her voice. As a child, no one spoke for her, no one listened to her. Linda grew up on the Zuni Reservation, and later in Espanola, NM amid a complex web of relationships. Adopted by her paternal great aunt, she was raised by her… Read more »

Truths that Cannot Be Argued: CRFW Partners with YWU to Create Powerful Legislative Advocates

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We often hear about how elected officials are governed by money and not the will of the people they serve. However, through many real conversations with elected officials, we have found great hope in our state of New Mexico. We have seen elected officials take our perspectives into account and… Read more »