Category Archives: Projects

2017 Back to School Supply Drive

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Crossroads for Women is now accepting donations of back to school supplies for the women and children of our programs! Help the women we serve achieve their academic goals and provide the children of our programs with much needed supplies this year. NEEDED SCHOOL SUPPLIES: #1 NEED: BACKPACKS for all ages… Read more »

Ninjas at Crossroads!


One beautiful July morning, Crossroads for Women staff, volunteers, moms, kids and caregivers arrive at the two story adobe house that serves as the non-profit’s office space for a hearty, hot breakfast. As Family Services Specialist, Patty Pesantez, and several volunteers prepare eggs, tortillas, orange juice and piles of bacon,… Read more »

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


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 »

The Making of the Butterfly Bracelet


  “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 »

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

Holiday Food Box Fundraiser a Rambunctious Success


Lisa Simpson, the beloved founder of Crossroads for Women, hosted a boisterous holiday bash and Christmas food box fundraiser last evening in her home.  In attendance were members of our Board of Directors, as well as members of the Fundraising Committee, volunteers, and various friends of Lisa’s. Attendees brought ingredients… Read more »

“People at work notice my tattoos all of the time. I feel embarrassed when they ask me questions about them.”


Take a few minutes to listen to this POWERFUL NPR Story Corp interview with Dawn Maestes and a client. Dawn works with the women at The Crossroads and Maya’s Place to remove gang related tattoos that limit employability and acceptance in the community. Lazarus Tattoo Removal makes it possible for the… Read more »