Crittenton Services BLOG

Help foster youth feel safe, loved and that they belong. Become a foster parent today!

May is National Foster Care Awareness month, which means you are likely noticing news stories that paint foster care, and the youth living within this system, as “broken,” or “scary.” This is unfortunate, because the fostered youth I’ve known are anything but scary. The system can have its challenges, certainly, but it is full of people dedicated to providing stable and nurturing care for children...

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Your Mental Health Matters. Don’t Ever Forget That.

More than half of people with mental illness don’t receive the help they need. Let that sink in for a minute. Imagine if this statistic were true for those diagnosed with heart disease, or if a friend chose not to seek medical care for a broken leg. “Why,” we’d say, “That’s crazy!” And with one brief statement, we have become a part of the problem, protecting the status...

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A Message from Our CEO

I’ve been finding my way to Crittenton Services for the past twenty-five years. My career has taken me from Texas to the Pacific Northwest and now to Southern California. It has led me from the U.S. to international locales and back home again, proving time after time that the needs of children and their families are constant and common. Relationships can cause pain, but they...

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Crittenton Welcomes New CEO

Crittenton Services is proud to announce the arrival of our new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Greg Eubanks. Mr. Eubanks comes to Crittenton Services with more than 25 years of experience in the child welfare and mental health fields as both a senior operating director and organizational leader for various nonprofits. He will be taking over the day-to-day operation and strategic planning process of a $38 million...

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Shop for a Cause: 99 Cents Only Stores Partner with Crittenton

We are excited to announce Crittenton’s newest donor partnership with 99 Cents Only Stores in Fullerton, Calif.! This new fundraiser will take place from Thursday, March 25 to Saturday, March 27 at the 2450 E. Chapman Ave, Fullerton, Calif. 92831 store location. This partnership between the 99 Cents Only Stores and Crittenton Services was established to help the transitional age youth of Crittenton’s Stepping Stones program....

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Eat for a Cause Fundraiser: All Meal Purchases Support Crittenton Services

We can’t tell you enough how much we miss you all. The interaction with our volunteers and the great conversation with supporters at our annual fundraiser events is something we can’t wait to do again. However, as this pandemic continues, we know that we need to continue to take extra precautions to ensure everyone’s health and well-being. Crittenton hopes that we can all gather as a...

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Thank You Crittenton Angel Tree Supporters!

This past holiday season was certainly a learning experience as Crittenton’s Angel Tree Program had to adapt to a mostly online process. We’ve asked so many of you how and if you could help make the holidays special for Crittenton youth and families struggling through the pandemic, and we were simply left speechless of the generosity shown. Every year, we try our best to capture the...

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Help Crittenton provide quality mental health and social services by making a tax-deductible and year-end gift today!

In ordinary times, this would be a time of year that the holiday festivities would start to wind down and we would start to make our New Year’s resolutions. However, we are not in ordinary times as we all continue to figure out what 2021 has in stored for all of us in the midst of this pandemic. Albeit, we do believe that less turbulent...

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Help Crittenton prevent youth homelessness

As November ends and the holiday season continues, we wanted to take this time to acknowledge the importance of National Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month 2020 (#NRYM2020). Each year we enjoy partnering with the National Runaway Safeline and do our part to “Shine a Light”, throughout the month of November, to help bring more awareness and provide more education on the reasons why youth runaway...

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Christmas snowman sitting on a bench next to Christmas donations.
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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