Believe. Achieve. Empower.

Crittenton Services for Children and Families is a child advocacy and mental health organization committed to believing in the potential of every child, youth, and family we serve. Since 1966, Crittenton’s mission has been one of providing solutions that help empower, build resiliency and heal the wounds of childhood trauma. And we will continue to prioritize interventions to best serve those that have experienced the cycles of abuse, neglect and system-involvement.

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In honor of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, the Catalyst Center and @caalliancekids will be airing a special live broadcast that will focus on the Office of the California Surgeon General’s statewide initiative to cut ACEs and toxic stress in half in one generation.
Date: Tuesday May 18, 5-6 PM (PST)
Livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook
Free Registration

Meet Karli, a new Muppet in foster care. Her name comes from the word for “strength” in German. Through Karli, children will learn how to express their emotions and that they're not alone. Thank you #SesameStreet for helping foster children and youth feel included 💚

You can also help bring a sense of hope and belonging to youth in need, like Karli's foster family!

Contact our Foster Care Team to learn about the process:
⭐ Office Phone: 714-680-8200
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May is #FosterCareAwarenessMonth. Foster care can lead to big and sometimes difficult changes, but you are never alone. Follow the link in our bio for resources on supporting both kids and grown ups.

Help heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; to strengthen families, whether birth, foster or adoptive; and to help troubled adolescents reach their full potential.