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Foster Care Corner

There are over 60,000 children in the California Foster Care System. We at Crittenton understand the need for caring, compassionate and loving Resource Parents to contribute to the lives of these children who are in need. Our agency provides many services, however our biggest need is for committed resource families to welcome youth into your home and into your heart. These youth are on the margins...

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Crittenton Participates in Walgreens Donation Program

We’re participating in the myWalgreens donation program! You can donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to Crittenton Services for Children and Families through 2/28/23. To learn more about the myWalgreens program visit walgreens.com/myWalgreens.  For decades Crittenton Services has worked with children and families who have experienced complex trauma as a result of abuse. It has been our mission to support children and families through our various programs in...

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Foster Care Month

One of the characteristics of mental health is knowing when to ask for help. This is us, asking. Most in our communities know Crittenton for services to pregnant and parenting youth.  You may know us for our shelter program, or for the mental health services we provide. The focus of this blog post, though, is foster care. And we know children and youth who need your...

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May Mental Health Awareness Month

According to NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Health), “One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue and one in 6 young people experienced a major depressive episode” but more than half of people with a mental health condition in the U.S. did not receive any treatment in the last year. Why do people still suffer in silence with mental health? This question challenges the...

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

The communities of Southern California are generous. You are compassionate, and you are dedicated to supporting children and families in our midst who need to know that they live in a place where they belong....

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March is Social Work Month

The communities of Southern California are generous. You are compassionate, and you are dedicated to supporting children and families in our midst who need to know that they live in a place where they belong....

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“Love Is” Giving Day

The communities of Southern California are generous. You are compassionate, and you are dedicated to supporting children and families in our midst who need to know that they live in a place where they belong....

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Year-End Giving: The Many Ways You Can Help Crittenton’s Youth and Families

The Long Beach Business Journal interviews Crittenton’s Vice President of Integrated Behavioral Health, Audrey Fisher-Price, about the impact the pandemic has had on mental health providers, and the increased need for mental health services and telehealth care options....

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Nationally and locally, teletherapy is here to stay.

The Long Beach Business Journal interviews Crittenton’s Vice President of Integrated Behavioral Health, Audrey Fisher-Price, about the impact the pandemic has had on mental health providers, and the increased need for mental health services and telehealth care options....

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New Partnership with CSU Fullerton Department of Social Work

Crittenton Services is proud to announce that we are 1 of 6 organizations selected to work with the CSUF Department of Social Work as an internship field site for Master of Social Work students over the next four years. The goals of this partnership are to alleviate the projected shortage of mental health care workers by 2028 and to help boost the number of behavioral...

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