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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
As a non-profit whose primary goals are to deliver trauma-informed mental health services and help rebuild resiliency in system-involved children, youth and families we are proud to continue this long standing legacy as we now enter our 50th year of service.… Read More
Some years ago I was a teenage girl stuck in a cycle of recidivism and angry at the world for the response I received by the forces in place to protect at risk children and youth.
In 2006 it seemed that the normal response in California was to lock troubled youth away in juvenile detention centers – stripping them of material possessions and their identity, to be known only as files.… Read More
The Association of Community Human Service Agencies (ACHSA) recently held its annual luncheon at the Biltmore Hotel where more than 500 human services professionals came together to embrace the newest changes that took place this year to the mental health delivery system that directly serves Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable system-involved youth.… Read More
The cooking and the baking started at the crack of dawn, and the scents of homemade baked goods, sides dishes created from family recipes, and well seasoned turkey’s filled the air at Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) this Thanksgiving.… Read More
Even in 100-degree heat the golfers that participated in our 17th Annual Community for Kids Golf Tournament and Winner Dinner managed to heat up the golf course all on their own, and most importantly all for a good cause.
For 47 years Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has implemented nationally accredited and fully licensed programming that provides safe temporary housing for youth in residential treatment and foster care; that delivers family support services to children and families placed in community based programs; and that administers mental health treatment by emphasizing evidence-based practices that does not compromise on an individualized treatment approach.… Read More
After months of planning, coordinating, and fundraising on behalf of 22 young ladies celebrating their fifteenth birthday the Muckenthaler Cultural Center and Museum in Fullerton, Calif. was where the Second Annual Quinceañera was hosted on October 1, 2014.
Local non-profits, business sponsors and private donors came together in order to create a magical evening with the purpose of giving local youth an opportunity to work on self-esteem, to continue to develop social skills and to provide a day of celebration to a group of teenage girls that otherwise may have not had this milestone moment celebrated.… Read More
From time to time Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has to go through the tough challenge of having to replace veteran staff as they retire or move on in their careers. When it comes to former Wraparound Family Services Program Manager, Stephanie Reopelle, the transition was tough to even think about.… Read More
Volunteers, community partners and staff come together at the Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) Residential Treatment Center for the Annual Day of Beauty on September, 5, 2014.
“It’s a yearly event that requires months of coordination between all parties involved to essentially create an opportunity for the local community and Crittenton youth to get to know each other and most importantly to learn from one another,” said Martha Jasso, Director of Communications, CSCF, “The young ladies placed in our care are juvenile justice or youth involved in the child welfare system.… Read More
June 01, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crittenton Services for Children and Families
Stefanie Benvenuto, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
Fullerton, Calif—Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) is proud to highlight the recent bipartisan support for two of the three California State Assembly bills in the agency’s Pregnant and Parenting Dependent (PPD) priority bill package.… Read More