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

CRFW   February 23, 2017   No Comments on 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 »

CRFW Joins NMCEH to Protect Funding for Programs that End Homelessness

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 »

“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 »

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 »