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The Crossroads Center Ranked #1 In Cincinnati for 2020

The Crossroads Center is excited to announce that we have been certified as the Best Drug & Alcohol Rehab and Treatment Center in Cincinnati for 2020 by Help.org.  Help.org is an organization that provides empowering, evidence-based information for those struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Help.org said, “Our data has highlighted that you are not only one of the best but has provided your patients with a level of care that far exceeds generally accepted care standards.”  Help.org spent twelve months analyzing key care quality metrics of The Crossroads Center and other agencies all over the state.  They measured five core metrics, Rehabilitation Services Provided, Treatment Approaches, Cost, Special Programs for Unique Demographics, Ancillary Services, and The Crossroads Center scored 7.5 out of a possible 10, to be named number one in the region.  The Help.org website says, “The Crossroads Center scored the highest among all facilities we researched for its wide variety of rehabilitation services and treatment approaches in both residential and outpatient settings. As part of its rehabilitation services, this center accepts clients on opioid medication and utilizes both Buprenorphine and Naltrexone in the treatment of addiction as part of its SAMHSA-certified opioid treatment program. Treatment approaches are plentiful and range from cognitive, dialectical, and emotive behavioral therapies to trauma-related counseling to anger management to both 12-step facilitation and the Matrix Model for treating substance abuse, as well as relapse prevention.” The top 9 agencies in the region and their scores were: 1.  The Crossroads Center2.  Community Behavioral Health3.  Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers (Wilmington)4.  Talbert House5.  Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers (Springboro)6.  Sojourner Recovery Services7.  First Step Home 8.  Central Clinic Behavioral Health Court Clinic 9.  Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers (Lebanon)   The Crossroads Center CEO, Jamahal C. Boyd, Sr. said, “It is my belief that all blessings and acknowledgments come from GOD!  Therefore, I can’t help but thank HIM for this humbling certification bestowed upon The Crossroads Center as the Best Drug & Alcohol Rehab and Treatment Center in Cincinnati for 2020 by HELP.org.  Our Agency has been blessed with a Team that has committed to my vision of Change & Growth and most importantly, dedicated their education, skills and passion towards EXCELLENCE in delivering the Mission of our Agency daily!  After only 11 months serving the community as the CEO and servant leader of this awesome Agency, it is such an honor and humbling privilege to be acknowledged for not only the work that we’ve done in that time, but for the confirmation that we are moving in the right direction.  Thank you!” Read all about The Crossroads Center and the other agencies in the region that Help.org ranked at https://www.help.org/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-centers-in-cincinnati-oh/​

The Crossroads Center Celebrates Pride Month

As our Agency continues to evolve and becomes more laser focused in our Mission to care for all people, but with a renewed focus on the African American, marginalized, underrepresented and underserved populations, we shall continue to also evolve in the areas that help us to become more diverse in our acknowledgments and celebrations of cultural events, holidays and observances. LGBTQ+ Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.  Two Presidents of the United States have officially declared a pride month.  First, President Bill Clinton issued an Executive Order in 1998 expanding equal opportunity employment in the Federal Government by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and on June 11th, 1999, declared June "Gay & Lesbian Pride Month".  On June 1, 2009, President Obama issued Proclamation 8387 for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.  In this proclamation the President pointed to the contributions made by LGBTQ+ Americans both in promoting equal rights to all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and in broader initiatives such as the response to the global HIV pandemic.  The President ended the proclamation by calling upon the people of the United States to "turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists".  On, Monday, June 15th, The Supreme Court ruled on a Federal civil rights law that protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.  This landmark ruling will extend protections to millions of workers nationwide, which argued that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that bars discrimination based on sex did not extend to claims of gender identity and sexual orientation.  June 2020 also marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions.  As our Agency strives to consistently and equitably be inclusive in our practices, protocols, treatment and commitment to all people while serving our Mission with EXCELLENCE, we celebrate with our LGBTQ+ Team Members and community in observance of this time and historic season.​

A Town Hall Conversation on Race, Justice and Equity

On Monday, June 22, 2020, the CEO of The Crossroads Center hosted a conversation on Facebook Live focusing on recent racial tensions in our community and how we as an agency and community can respond.  Here are a few exerpts from his notes: Race: a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristicsJustice: the quality of being just, impartial, or fairEquity: justice according to natural law or right specifically : freedom from bias or favoritismEquality: the quality or state of being equalSince 2015, police have shot and killed 5,400 people.Best PracticesCreate the platform for discussion.Review or develop policies that impact change.Focus on legislative change.   Join the conversation below:  

The Crossroads Center Celebrates Juneteenth

As our Agency continues to evolve and becomes more laser focused in our Mission to care for all people, but with a renewed focus on the African American, marginalized, underrepresented and underserved populations, we shall continue to also evolve in the areas that help us to become more diverse in our acknowledgments and celebrations of cultural events, holidays and observances. Friday, June 19th is the date that we will be celebrating the observance of Juneteenth, also known as Independence or Freedom Day or as “Juneteenth National Freedom Day”.  It is an American holiday and Ohio is one of 35 states with a statute that designates the commemoration of the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery.  Further, "to acknowledge the freedom, history, and culture that June 19, 1865, the day on which the last slaves in the United States were set free in Texas, has come to symbolize."  This is great news for Juneteenth supporters throughout the country.  This took place on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, when Union General Gordon Granger read General Order #3, announcing that "all slaves are free" by Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln.  The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, and issued on January 1, 1863. It took over two and a half years for the news to travel to southwest Texas. To this evolutional end, we as an Agency will align with our state in observance and commemoration of this American holiday. CEO – Jamahal C. Boyd, Sr.​

CEO Message to the Community on Racial Tension​

Due to recent events that have occurred in our community, I wanted to share a message to the community with the intent to educate, provide leadership and comfort in such a difficult time.  As we all have a lens, opinion and perspective both on what’s happened and needs to happen next, this message is intended to provide a perspective from my lens to address the reality that we are all facing.  With that said, I ask that you take the time to watch this message in its entirety.  Should you have questions, concerns or desire to have a healthy dialogue further with the goal being for us to develop a platform of transparency to have difficult discussions that lead to the creation of measurable and sustainable change.  Thank you!​ 

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