Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Crossroads program?
A: The Crossroads residential recovery program is a social model and Drug Medi-Cal structured program for alcohol- and drug-addicted women. Social model programs emphasize the process of “learning through doing” and “experiencing” and providing positive role models. Drug Medi-Cal is a Medi-Cal-funded program that covers counseling, addiction treatment, medical evaluations, mental illness treatment and more.
Q: How long is a woman’s commitment to the Crossroads program?
A: Women are expected to make a 3-to-6-month commitment, although they may stay longer if needed to complete the goals of their recovery and rehabilitation.
Q: What are the program requirements while in residency at Crossroads?
A: Women are required to attend individual and group counseling. Though not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), residents are required to attend AA/NA meetings, have an AA/NA sponsor, work the 12-step program and adhere to the Crossroads program rules and resident requirements.
Q: What chores and duties are required of residents?
A: Crossroads maintains a peer-oriented environment, striving to make it as home-like as possible. Residents are assigned responsibility for various daily chores and participate in certain projects. The goal is to make the Crossroads program living environments personal to the residents.
Q: How do women get into the Crossroads residential recovery program?
A: Crossroads accepts intakes on a continuous basis. Interviews are conducted over the phone during business hours but you can leave a message 24 hours a day and someone will contact you ASAP. If determined eligible for residency, applicants are notified and placed on a waiting list. To be eligible, applicants must have been without alcohol or other drugs for at least 72 hours prior to registration for residency.
Q: How long is the waiting list at Crossroads?
A: The waiting list period for admission to Crossroads residency can be up to six weeks; however, Crossroads offers fast-track beds with accelerated availability. While on the waiting list, applicants must report in by calling Crossroads every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Q: Does the Crossroads program accept children?
A: Though children are not allowed to participate in the Crossroads Program, they may visit Crossroads residents at designated times. During holidays, the Crossroads program has activities designed to include children and other family members.