Tag Archives: Crossroads for Women

“A Lifetime of Rainbow in the Clouds.”

Maya Angelou

Maya’s Place, Crossroads for Women’s first transitional housing program, is named after the late great author and icon, Dr. Maya Angelou. When the idea to name the facility, first arose back in 2005, Crossroads co-founder Lisa Simpson recalls that “It seemed appropriate. Some of Angelou’s experiences mirror those of the women in… Read more »

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 »

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 »