Crossroads reflects on 50 years of service at gala

Crossroads board members at the June 6 gala included, left to right, David Kadar, Executive Director Larissa Matzek, Claremont City Council member Jennifer Stark, Pia Gupta, Darlene McPherson, Blair Aldworth, Board President Mary Eme, and Celia Spalding. More photos and story on the jump. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Crossroads, Inc., a reentry program for formerly incarcerated women, celebrated their 50th Anniversary Gala, held Thursday, June 6th at the Padua Hills Theatre. The Gala brought together a group of philanthropic sponsors, guests, alumni, current residents and elected officials. The event also raised funds to support a reentry program for formerly incarcerated women.

The major highlight of the evening included speaker Linda Achterberg, who is a Crossroads graduate and now Crossroads Senior House Manager. Linda spoke about how she was able to rebuild her life after serving a long incarceration.

Crossroads provides, counseling, housing, meals, case management, classes on life skills, money management, recovery from substance use disorder, relationships, job readiness and more at no cost to our residents. Their six-month program focuses on creating self-sufficiency for women.

One of the Crossroads founders Carol Bekenham sits with her son Randy before the festivities begin at the Crossroads Gala June 6. She and her husband Pete helped found the organization in 1974. Courier photos/Peter Weinberger


Enjoying the Crossroads 50th Anniversary event are Jill Tomich, left, Katherine Friedman, Crossroads Board President Mary Eme, Megan Eme, Jonathan Stomber and Lisa Hawkins.


Longtime Crossroads supporter Frank Hungerford talks about the early days when the nonprofit first started.



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