The Crossroads Center was founded in 1976 as a partner of the University of Cincinnati to provide treatment for alcoholics in Cincinnati and surrounding Hamilton County, Ohio. Crossroads separated from the University in the 1990s but maintains several treatment partnerships with its medical school. Crossroads provides outpatient and residential treatment for those suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. Its Chaney Allen Women’s Continuum of Care (CAWCC) program is a residential program for women who may bring up to two children under the age of five into treatment with them.
Accommodations and Food
Women are housed in a standard treatment facility. Those without children have roommates. The facility has a cafeteria that provides all meals and snacks and features an exercise and TV room. Residents may have restricted use of personal cell phones and can use unit phones to call home.
Treatment and Staff
The duration of treatment at CAWCC is progress-based, but most women stay an average of two months. During that time, they complete a treatment plan of group and individual therapy. They also attend parenting and skills training classes to learn job skills and home and personal management techniques. Residents are required to exercise for one hour each day.
Therapy is provided by Master’s-level therapists such as LSWs and LPCs and addiction counselors with the CADC credential. Therapy uses CBT, Seeking Safety and the 12-step framework. Residents are required to attend at least two 12-step meeting per week. The facility hosts two weekly AA/NA meetings on-site and transports residents to at least one off-site meeting each week.
The treatment team at CAWCC is highly trained in treating co-occurring disorders and works with several psychiatrists who can prescribe and monitor medication for mental health diagnoses.
The CAWCC also has a track for pregnant substance abusing women and those who’ve recently given birth. In this program, the Pregnant and Post-Natal Women’s program (PPW), clients learn childcare skills and healing from abuse and neglect.
The Crossroads Center provides on-site childcare for young and school-aged children.
A unique feature of CAWCC is the Sister-to-Sister program in which graduates of the CAWCC return to the Center to share their experiences and mentor those in treatment.
The CAWCC hosts family visits on Sundays. For aftercare, many residents continue treatment in The Crossroads Center’s outpatient program and can receive referrals to case management services for further help coordinating care and accessing community resources.
The Crossroads Center’s Chaney Allen Women’s Continuum of Care provides comprehensive residential treatment and support to women struggling with substance abuse and their young children. With its on-site daycare center, parenting and home management classes and alumni sponsors, women emerge from treatment with new methods of managing their daily life and family systems so as to be less vulnerable to addiction.
The Crossroads Center – Chaney Allen Women’s Continuum of Care Location
311 Martin Luther King Dr East
Cincinnati, OH 45219
The Crossroads Center – Chaney Allen Women’s Continuum of Care Cost
Sliding Scale; many clients qualify for state treatment grants. Reach The Crossroads Center – Chaney Allen Women’s Continuum of Care by phone at (513) 475-5300.
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