Crittenton Services proactively addresses client needs and adopts best practices in order to serve those that need us the most by harnessing the collective ability of our agency via a trauma-informed treatment approach. We provide a full array of services that include the following and all referrals to the listed programs are made by the courts unless otherwise noted:
Short-term Residential Treatment Center for Teenage Girls: We remain committed to providing intensive short-term treatment in a residential setting as one component of a broad service array for teen girls in need of out-of-home placement. In a safe environment Crittenton helps our clients to stabilize, work toward family reunification, adoption or transition into an independent living setting if appropriate. Our residential program is licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services as a community care facility/group home and foster family agency. Specialty programs also include: Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment, Substance Abuse Treatment, an On-Site Continuing Education Program, Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Treatment Program (Crittenton’s Insight Program), and a Teen Parent and Child Education Program.
Group Home Aftercare Program: This program provides mental health services such as therapy, case management, and rehabilitation to youth discharging from residential care. These programming efforts help link clients to services within their communities.
Shelter Care: Under contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services , Crittenton has shelter services for children and youth that provides short-term assessment and group home care for clients under the protection of the federal government. Clients in this program are screened for human trafficking trauma, child abuse, and/or neglect prior to a determination of the status of their individual cases.
Foster Care: We operate a foster family agency licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services that recruits, trains, certifies and supports resource parents in five Southern California counties. Resource family homes are located in the service planning areas within Southern California that Crittenton holds offices in. In addition, we have a support program for refugee youth that helps with the recruitment of caring resource families that wish to assist refugee children. All foster youth are eligible to receive support services including therapy, respite care, liability insurance, continuing education, and financial support in order to help certified Crittenton resource parents assist the newest member of their family.
Adoption: We operate a adoption agency licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services, primarily to support foster youth and their resource parents who are willing and able to make their connection permanent.
Transitional Age Youth (TAY): Designed for youth who are aging out of the foster care system and are in need of additional support and resources during their transitional phase into adulthood. Under Crittenton’s Stepping Stones Program our TAY clients are offered comprehensive resources such as independent living skills programming, mental health services, and affordable transitional housing to assist clients stay safe, stable, healthy and emotionally resilient.
Family Preservation: At the first substantiated incident of abuse or neglect, resources are sent into the family home to strengthen family functioning and to help keep children safe in their biologic homes. This program provides both in-home and center based services to families in crisis.
Family Reunification: When youth are intended to reunite with family members, safety concerns are assessed and supports are identified to assist a smooth transition. Crittenton staff conduct home studies and post-release services as needed to assist with this process.
Wraparound Services: To avoid long-term institutionalization of youth with serious mental health or behavioral issues, Crittenton staff teams are assigned to coach the parent/caregiver and the youth stay safe in their home. In addition, Crittenton staff provides in-home counseling and support services, and help clients access whatever services they need to improve their quality of life.
Outpatient Mental Health Services: Depending on the setting, we provide group, family, and individual therapy; rehabilitation services, case management, medication support; and therapeutic behavioral services.
Should you have any general questions about our organization please feel free to contact us at our general number during regular business hours Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, or mail us your questions/concerns. We will do everything in our power to provide you with the answers you need, or refer you to an appropriate contact that can fully answer your questions.