Tag Archives: Maya’s Place

“A Lifetime of Rainbow in the Clouds.”

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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 »

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 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 »

Bitch! In Concert

CRFW   January 22, 2015   No Comments on Bitch! In Concert
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This night is going to be special…performances by Albuquerque slam poets Jasmine Cuffee, Megan Young, Brooke Von Blomberg, Eva Crespin, and Mercedez Holtry- The Albuquerque Women of the World contender, local singer song- writer Ashley Sena and the amazingly talented, fierce and fabulous B*tch…all this to support the work of Crossroads… Read more »

Crossroads for Women Graduate Achieves Stability and Success

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Congratulations to Josephine, recent Crossroads for Women graduate!  Josephine tried many treatment programs, but nothing ever worked for long.  After 16 years of life on the streets,  it took a while to adjust to the requirements of Crossroads, but now Josephine knows just how important it is to be fully… Read more »

The Making of the Butterfly Bracelet

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  “Sometimes people call me an artist,” explains Jean, “but I’m just good with colors.” Owner of Elinor’s Art and Beads, a local business approaching its 30th anniversary, Jean Post is a devotee of the creative process. “Creative exploration is fun. It gives people that spark and joy in their… Read more »

Annual Family BBQ: More Than a Really Good Time!

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Recovering from mental illness and addiction can be a lifelong process. CRFW special events are an important piece of an intentional supportive community that is available to the women for as long as they need. Many thanks to our community supporters: First Baptist Church West Albuquerque, LOVE(H)ER Community Connection & Susan… Read more »

CREW NM Supports Women at Crossroads in Overcoming Employment Challenges

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On June 19th, 2014 Crossroads for Women partnered with CREW NM, Women in Commercial Real Estate, to facilitate a half day, vocational workshop for Maya’s Place and Crossroads clients. Held on the second floor of the downtown Wellsfargo bank, the workshop allowed participants to engage in mock interviews with CREW… Read more »

Funding Approved for Supportive Housing Project

  Several Crossroads for Women clients and staff spoke to County Commissioners Tuesday night in support of a project that would provide housing and supportive services to over 75 families in Bernalillo County.  Funding was unanimously approved and the project is slated to begin, Fall 2014. View KOB 4 Coverage