In 1971, Crossroads was founded to respond to the unmet needs of the Latino population and began providing addiction treatment services in 1973 for men, began a 10-bed program for women in 1977, and began serving individuals referred by the Department of Correction in 1987; our organization fulfilled the original mission by establishing a bilingual, residential substance use treatment program to serve adults throughout the State of Connecticut and then extended our mission to respond to the needs of a culturally diverse population. As the needs of the population served changed, the organization expanded our addiction services to both residential and outpatient levels of care, initiated outpatient mental health services for persons with co-occurring disorders, and collaborated with the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center to provide on-site primary medical care.
In 1989, Crossroads moved from 42 Howe Street, where it had begun, to a larger facility at 54 East Ramsdell Street which offered room to grow. Gender-responsive services were expanded by 8 beds for pregnant and parenting women and parenting education and support were provided by The Consultation Center. Collaborating with the Office of Alternative Sanctions, now the Court Support Services Division of the State of Connecticut, and with the United States Probation/Pretrial Services Office, capacity was increased to 110 beds in this residential facility in a 44-bed Women’s Unit and a 66-bed Men’s Unit.
By 1994, the new facility had almost reached capacity when Crossroads was awarded a CSAT grant to open a specialized women’s and children’s program, Amethyst House, with 15-beds for women and 15 for their infants/children; Crossroads returned to lease space for this program at 42 Howe Street. In 2014, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Amethyst House.
In 2003, Crossroads sought and achieved accreditation from CARF, the Commission on the Accreditation of Residential Facilities, and has maintained that accreditation by implementing the standards of CARF to deliver person-centered, quality behavioral health services.
In 2006, the Outpatient Behavioral Health Unit became operational at 44 East Ramsdell Street, providing intensive outpatient and outpatient addiction treatment and outpatient mental health services. Over the years, clinicians providing those outpatient mental health services have been increased to the current contractual staffing of two part-time, bilingual psychiatrists who provide psychotropic medication evaluation and management, and four part-time therapists who provide mental health intake assessments, individual/family/couple’s psychotherapy and group psychotherapy to address anger management or domestic violence.
In 2008, Crossroads received funding through the support of the CT Latino Behavioral Health System to expand services for monolingual Spanish-speaking individuals receiving outpatient services and currently the organization sustains that additional position.
In 2009, the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center initiated a medical clinic in the outpatient facility of Crossroads to provide primary care services to persons served in the residential programs.
In 2010, the Recovery Campus of Crossroads at 44-54 East Ramsdell Street was completed with the construction of a facility intentionally designed to better meet the needs of women and children; a 2-story annex to the original facility at 54 East Ramsdell Street now consolidates all women’s services; Amethyst House was relocated to this facility, with capacity for 18 pregnant and parenting women and up to 26 infants/children. A wing of this new building was designed for licensed day care; Amethyst House collaborates with LULAC Head Start, who operates a licensed Child Day Care Center, Little Gems, in a separate wing of the residential facility, to serve the children of women in Amethyst House and children from the local community. The original treatment facility now exclusively serves the Men’s Residential program which has grown to an 89-bed unit.
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