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Crittenton’s mission is more than a historical legacy, or the services made available to those that need them. It’s about the youth and families that believe in us to help them through the healing process; it’s about the employees that help our clients rebuild confidence in order to help them achieve their dreams; and it’s about the loyal support community partners have demonstrated in order to help empower our clients reach their full potential.… Read More
I’ve been reflecting on the history of this agency. Fifty years. Many of those years have been spent navigating the numerous reforms and revolutions of child welfare, restorative justice, and mental health. Sometimes anticipating and being ahead of the curve, sometimes just going with the flow, sometimes forging our own unique path.… Read More
Did you know that 2016 marks a very special moment in Florence Crittenton of Orange County’s history???
You don’t know…well let me be the first to tell you… this year marks our 50th Anniversary year!
For so many of our teen clients either in our residential services program or community based programs the problem is not that of “violent offender” but rather the issue of “addiction”.
Oftentimes, we the adults in the community fail to see that behavioral issues might be a sign of not a “bad kid” but instead a “kid in a bad situation”.… Read More
More then 200 community members were in attendance at the 2nd Annual Celebrate the Eighth Event hosted by Councilmember Al Austin at the Expo Arts Center in Long Beach, California.
Recently, the National Crittenton Foundation released an email blast that paid homage to one our founder’s, who in her own right, was a trailblazer in not just America’s child welfare movement but the women’s rights movement as well.… Read More
It’s only three weeks into 2015, and already this is shaping up to be the year of mental health. The continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act and requirements for parity under the new law, specialty mental health services under the “carve-out” as well as shifts in contracting for mental health services for our clients have set the tone for us this year, and it’s a tone of change.… Read More
Earcylene Beavers is no ordinary Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) advocate. She like so many of our supporters wears a number of hats that we respect and appreciate.
To clarify, she is not a direct Crittenton client, nor is she a Crittenton foster parent.… Read More