Crossroads for Women provides housing and intensive support services for homeless women with co-occurring mental and addictive disorders working towards self-sufficiency. The Crossroads is a permanent supportive housing program utilizing scattered site housing throughout the City of Albuquerque for homeless women, cycling between homelessness and incarceration, and their children. Women can stay in our transitional housing for 2 plus years and permanent supported housing until they achieve self-sufficiency.
The Crossroads provides a continuum of care from incarceration and homelessness to success in community life. In each program the woman sets her individual goals and support services are designed to assist her in achieving those goals. Through intensive case management, clients are assisted in obtaining psychiatric and medical care, childcare, public benefits, and other community resources. Case management also assists clients in coordinating with other agencies including probation officers, child welfare workers and the public schools.
The Crossroads is also partner organization with the Pathways Program. This program is designed to reduce unmet needs, address health inequities, and improve the overall health of the residents of Bernalillo County. It focuses on positive health outcomes by utilizing community health navigators as care coordinators who connect at-risk residents to resources and follow their progress toward improved health outcomes. The Pathways Navigators work with the program participants on assuring access to health and social services such as housing, employment and health care, based on client needs. Meaningful outcomes for the participants are reached by following a step-by-step approach (Pathways) that leads to improved health while common systems issues are also brought to light and result in stronger service coordination.
The mission of Crossroads for Women is to provide comprehensive, integrated services to empower women emerging from incarceration to achieve safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives in the community, for themselves and their children.239 Elm St NE