This shows the consistently great results improving the lives of our clients’ and the community in these two critical areas.
If you know someone who may have this problem, “have the conversation”.
Da’Vorn Johnson, Chaney Allen Program Therapist, represents The Crossroads Center in CHANGE Court. She does a wonderful job in this role!
“The Crossroads Center, one of Cincinnati’s leading agencies for the treatment of addictions and mental health issues, said so long to their beloved Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Osinbowale, LISW-S, LICDC-S. Elizabeth announced her retirement after 28 years of compassionate service. Starting as a Social Worker Intern at The Crossroads Center in 1992, Elizabeth eventually rose to the role of Vice President of Clinical Operations before becoming the Chief Executive Officer in January in 2015. We thank Elizabeth for her kindness, warm personality and the love that she had for others and her work. We will miss Elizabeth greatly but wish her well and a much deserved rest in her retirement.
The Crossroads Center Board of Trustees is currently in the search process for her replacement. In the interim, they have hired Mr. Bob Mecum, MS, as its Interim CEO. Mr. Mecum was the former President and CEO of Lighthouse Youth Services of Cincinnati, Ohio. During his tenure of over 40 years, this agency grew from serving 16 youth in two residential programs to a statewide organization serving an average daily population of 450 children, youth and families in residential programs, 140 students per day in its Lighthouse Educational programs and over 1000 families on a daily basis in the Lighthouse Family Service Program.”
*The Crossroads Center was the leading community agency for the fourth straight quarter in two key areas in mental health outcomes:
“Clients exhibiting improvement in symptom distress” and
“Improvement in overall quality of life”.
We were also #1 in
“Improvement in Housing Quality of Life” and
“Improvement of Social Connectedness”.
*Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (HCMHRSB)
March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month
"Have the Conversation”
The number of problem gamblers in Ohio has doubled after casinos were legalized and opened.
Crossroads Center can help:
For most people, gambling is a form of recreation. For some, however, the pleasure has spiraled out of control. We offer treatment to individuals affected by this problem, through individualized counseling or groups. If you know of someone please call us now at 513-475-5313 to get the help you need.
The Crossroads Center and CHANGE Court:
On July 16th, 2018, Senator Rob Portman, Judge Heather Russell, CHANGE Court support staff, CHANGE Court graduates and current clients hosted an event for the program. Supporting community agencies such as The Crossroads Center, First Step Home and Talbert House attended. CHANGE Court (Changing Habits And Setting New Goals is Empowering), is a program designed to give victims of sex trafficking and those caught up in prostitution a chance to get clean, walk away with a clean record and rebuild their lives.
Many clients spoke about the positive effect it had in their lives. It has helped them turn their lives around from one of addiction and human trafficking to one of hope and a bright future.
Senator Portman has been very supportive of this effort and took the time to discuss the impact that CHANGE Court has made, not only on the people who have gone through this program but on their families it impacts.
"I appreciated the opportunity to visit with CHANGE Court participants and graduates. CHANGE Court is an outstanding program dedicated to providing both support and opportunities for victims of sex trafficking and those recovering from prostitution," said Portman. "In this country, in this century, our women and children should not be exposed to the trauma of being sold online. While I'm pleased that some of the sites hosting sex trafficking have shut down thanks to the positive impact of my bipartisan SESTA legislation, I will continue to work with my colleagues to combat this horrific crime in a bipartisan manner so that every man, woman, and child can reach their God-given potential." -Senator Rob Portman (July 16, 2018)
CHANGE Court is one of only three programs of this kind in the entire state of Ohio. Because of its success, Senator Portman believes that this program could be replicated across the state of Ohio and throughout our country.