October 01, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crittenton Services for Children and Families
Martha Jasso, Director of Communications
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) proudly supports the launch of the newest advocacy initiative the South Bay Prevention and Intervention Coalition (SBPIC) that will be based in Long Beach, Calif. Starting in the Fall of 2013 the SBPIC will start to build a grassroots network of local service providers, community partners and other stakeholders that will address and coordinate a unified response when advocating for those in the midst of substance abuse or undergoing the recovery process.
“Knowing that substance abuse is a challenge that must be addressed on a variety of platforms by united community leaders, it is our hope that this coalition will provide support for members, identify additional resources, and raise awareness within the community,” said Stefanie Benvenuto, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, CSCF, “Although substance abuse resources will be a focus, all prevention resources and efforts that support the well-being of the community are welcome.”
Rhonda Foley, Director of the Chemical Dependency Treatment Program, CSCF, and founding member of the SBPIC has been selected to chair the coalition for 2013-2014. Due to the needs of the South Bay area communities Ms. Foley is looking forward to lead the SBPIC in order to develop collaborative partnerships that are diverse and expansive.
Local organizations or existing task forces that are interested in being involved in the SBPIC are invited to attend the monthly meetings in order to help identify specific needs and goals within the region. The SBPIC meets once a month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Crittenton Family Center at 4300 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 100, Long Beach, Calif. 90807.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) is a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; strengthen families; and help troubled adolescents reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966 Crittenton has a highly trained workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week providing comprehensive counseling, medical, and other support services to the clients in our care. We provide a full array of residential, in-home, community based, wraparound, mental health, foster care, and adoption services with a service planning area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties. Visit www.crittentonsocal.org to learn more about our programs and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, and Flickr.
Topics: Non-Profit, Social Services, Community Based Services, Chemical Dependency Treatment Programming and Services, Adolescent Drug Abuse Treatment, Crittenton Grassroots Network, Crittenton Advocacy Initiatives, Civic Engagement
Geography: Los Angeles County, Calif., Long Beach, Calif.