Crossroads for Women

Crossroads for Women


Designed specifically for women recovering from addiction who seek to re-build a healthy life, Crossroads for Women was opened in 1984 as part of the larger Crossroads Inc. treatment organization first established in 1960. This particular facility in Phoenix, Ariz. offers residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment in a gender-specific atmosphere that accommodates and encourages visits from children.


Women may enroll in either the residential or intensive outpatient (IOP) program. Both programs incorporate family involvement, and referrals for physical and mental health specialists are available.

Like its fellow Crossroads facilities, residential treatment is a highly structured, two-phase program. The 30-Day Right Track Phase I Program includes individualized program planning, physical health tests, “Right Track Readiness” classes (to help clients make the most of their stay), individual and group substance abuse counseling, relapse prevention and life skills education, 12-step groups, and SMART Recovery groups. Additional classes are offered on finding anger and stress management, relapse prevention, gainful employment and financial management. Aftercare and discharge planning is also incorporated into the program, as is drug and alcohol testing for continued sobriety.

The 90-Day Right Track Phase II program works on developing self-sufficiency and re-introduction to the community, emphasizing discharge planning, employment, relapse prevention, life skills, and financial education.

Crossroad’s Right Track Outpatient Program follows the same model as residential treatment, incorporating evidence-based methods and flexible scheduling to help adults achieve sobriety. Flexible scheduling is available and treatment is individualized.


The staff at Crossroads includes a team of program coordinators and administrative professionals.


The Crossroads women’s campus located on East Flower Street has amenities designed to provide a comfortable, serene atmosphere for women and their visiting children and families. Walking paths wind through landscaped areas designed for communal gathering.

Two and three bedroom units are complete with a kitchen and dining room, laundry facilities, locked storage for valuables, a community/training room with television, job search computer, and conference rooms. A playroom especially designed for children to spend quality bonding time with mothers as well as for private meetings with Child Protective Services is provided. Campus residences are staffed 24 hours a day.


Crossroads for Women has received positive feedback from alumni for its simple, structured, and gender-specific program. As an anonymous alum reported to “Loved the no nonsense approach. […] Very humbling, low-key facility with an excellent record […] Female bonding supported in a casual nightly campfire setting. No frills. No distractions.” That same alum named several of the facility’s strengths, including required on-site Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, lack of isolation, mandatory chores, “spotless facility,” the inclusion of family, help in off-site employment after 60 days, and “structure-structure-structure.”


The sole loved one giving feedback to gave the facility a positive review. The anonymous sister of an alum commented: “Meetings are mandatory, and they are quite uplifting. I have attended many many with my sister! I love the special bond that grows among women in isolation. Once the distractions are removed, the healing begins….I have witnessed this bond continuing beyond re-entry into society.” They called the facility’s staff members “compassionate” and “strict.”


According to the facility’s website, Crossroads accepts insurance, including the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and offers scholarships for qualifying individuals following an in-person interview and approval. Clients can pay by credit or debit card, money order, cash, or check.

The cost of 30-day residential treatment – services and meals included – is $2,370 or $79 per day. Residents are encouraged to complete the second phase of residential treatment (which runs for 90 days) costs $40 a day, with services, meals, and housing included.

Crossroads for Women Reviews

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  • Required on site AA or NA meetings. After 60 days, get a job off site. No isolating. Mandatory chores on rotation. Spotless facility. Employees are graduates of the program. Family inclusion encouraged after 30 day indoctrination. Structure-structure-structure. Old facility Located in depressed section of town EVERYTHING is second hand donation. Loved the no nonsense approach. Sister was in her addiction for 30 years; only program that worked. Very humbling, low key facility with an excellent record--some flew in from California. Female bonding supported in a casual nightly campfire setting. No frills. No distractions.
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  • Crossroads for Women is a 60 bed, no frills, AA residential program. Upon entrance the person is told they are not to have contact with the world for 30 days. Meetings are mandatory, and they are quite uplifting. I have attended many many with my sister! I love the special bond that grows among women in isolation. Once the distractions are removed, the healing begins. The live-in staff are all former addicts who are very compassionate. The place is strict. Everyone out of bed by 8am. Daily chores are assigned. If caught using, you are out....but they will let you return after 30 days. My sister just celebrated her 5th year of sobriety, after 30 YEARS of alcoholism. Each cohort becomes a support group for each other. I have witnessed this bond continuing beyond re-entry into society.