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3 ways to give back at Christmas that support Crittenton Youth

Each year Crittenton Services conducts a gift drive known as Crittenton’s Angel Tree Program that collects Christmas donations from October to early December. This year’s gift drive will be a little different in response to COVID19 as we will need to prioritize more digital opportunities that still fulfill angel tree donations and provide other ways to give back at Christmas. However, Crittenton remains hopeful, that we...

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Longtime Employee Bids Farewell to Crittenton and Looks Forward to Retirement

Working at Crittenton Services for more than 20 years is a milestone, but working for Crittenton for nearly 35 years deserves its own recognition. Priscilla Mack was one of our longest working employees at our agency. She began her journey with Crittenton in 1986 earning a bachelor's and master's degree along the way, and will soon be retiring from an impressive career within the human...

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We See You. We Hear You. We Support You.

In the past couple of days the nation has been experiencing a deep rooted pain. An all too familiar headline about the tragic death of an unarmed black man in police custody has once again brought so much hurt and repressed emotions to the surface. As the nation continues to grieve, to process, to acknowledge and to turn this grief into policy reform and a...

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Crittenton Salutes Our 2020 Graduates!

For many graduates, including those at Crittenton, it’s a little bitter sweet as graduation ceremonies and gatherings of any kind have been cancelled as the nation continues to grapple with how and when it will be okay to celebrate amongst friends and community once again. Furthermore, it has been challenging and frustrating, to say the least, for most students as COVID-19 disrupted the educational routines and...

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CrittentonAppreciates the Dedication of Our Student Interns

As our nation continues to slowly open up the economic impact has been felt by different communities and individuals in different ways. One group of loyal Crittenton supporters that have been deeply affected and have been in our thoughts since the beginning of the stay-at-home orders have been our interns. This group of young professionals have been an instrumental support system to our mission for years,...

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Crittenton Earns Human Rights Campaign Seal of Approval and Highlighted in the Change-Makers in Child Welfare 2020 Report

Crittenton Services is proud to announce that we are 1 of 28 child welfare organizations, nationwide, recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, All Children – All Families (ACAF) project, as an organization that has met their benchmarks and has a proven “Solid Foundation for Inclusion” in all programming efforts agency-wide. We are humbled to have earned the “You Are Welcome Here” seal of approval! The...

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Celebrating Crittenton’s Operation Team: An Essential Part of Our Workforce

COVID-19 has and will more than likely disrupt the organizational structure and the way organizations conduct their daily operation for years to come. Typical activities - attending a sporting event, sitting down at a restaurant, hugging a friend, or even coming into the office everyday - have all become a foreign notion. Nationwide, people have been told to stay home and remain socially distant from...

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Friends becomes foes at Crittenton’s Mystery Night

Crittenton hosted a thrilling mystery dinner fundraiser at Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante in Fullerton on Sunday night. All proceeds went to their Stepping Stones Program to aid vulnerable young adults from the foster care system. https://hornet.fullcoll.edu/friends-become-foes-at-crittentons-murder-mystery-night/...

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Hope Continues: Crittenton’s COVID-19 Response

While the COVID-19 crisis has created disruption and uncertainty to our daily lives, Crittenton is determined in continuing our mission and providing mental health services to the children and families that need our support. This public health crisis has unfortunately triggered a global trauma response that has unprecedently impacted every sector of our society and has stretched the social services safety net to its limits. For more...

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Help Crittenton Build Resiliency After COVID-19

It is undeniable that COVID-19 has brought on a lot of struggles to organizations small and large all around the globe, but one thing that isn’t discussed in the media quite as much is the hardships America’s nonprofit, child welfare and social safety net systems are facing as well. While the stay-at-home order is in place for people’s health and safety, home may not be the...

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