Crittenton Services BLOG

Southwest Conference Against Trafficking 2018

Southwest Conference Against Trafficking 2018 Information, Awareness, Education, Prevention, and Action Crittenton Services is proud to announce that we are honored to be co-hosting this year's SWCAT 2018 alongside our partners, National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation (NWCAVE) and the San Bernardino County Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE). The upcoming conference will be held on January 11-13, 2018 at the Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center in...

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Crittenton Holiday Gift Drive
Operation Angel Tree Needs Gift Cards!

Operation Angel Tree Needs Gift Cards! Each year Crittenton Services conducts a holiday gift drive known as The Angel Tree Program that collects holiday donations from October to early December. Last year alone individual donors, community partners, and corporate sponsors provided holiday gifts for more than 500 children and their families placed in Crittenton’s Short-Term Residential Treatment Center, Wraparound Family Services Program, Family Preservation Program, Outpatient Mental...

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Childrens Mental Health Matters
Children’s Mental Health Matters: Challenge Grant Helping Girls Cope with Trauma

Children's Mental Health Matters: Challenge Grant Helping Girls Cope with Trauma At a time when there are talks of deep budget cuts to health and human services at the federal level, organizations like Crittenton Services need your support more than ever. For those supporters that care and strongly advocate for accessible and affordable children's mental health, for example, please remember that mental health, in general, is not necessarily talked about...

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Therapy Dog Toby
Meet the New Therapists Helping Teen’s Cope with Trauma

Meet the New Therapists Helping Teen's Cope with Trauma Many of the teen girls using the services of our short-term residential center have felt unloved and abandoned. They don't get the average teen experiences of sleepovers with their best friends or get to hang out at the mall with their buds. Most don't get hugs from their mothers when they are feeling sick or a kiss on their...

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Volunteers and Donors at the Heart of the Crittenton Services Mission

Volunteers and Donors at the Heart of the Crittenton Services Mission Every year in April, nonprofits, celebrate the importance and positive outcomes that volunteers contribute to community causes. Whether you're fighting the good fight for children's causes, homelessness, or the environment a nonprofit's mission would be unable to reach its peak of performance without someone like 'you' willing to contribute energy and talents to a social issue...

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Joyce Capelle, CEO, Crittenton Services for Children and Families
Message from CEO: New Year Brings About Change

Message from CEO: New Year Brings About Change Some changes we were anticipating, such as the California’s Continuum of Care Reform. Crittenton Services for Children and Families prepared well for changes that will take place to short-term residential care in the state, and we will continue to adapt as regulations are clarified and our agency partners add their own spin on these statewide requirements. Among the other...

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Mystery Night 2017
Crittenton Mystery Night is Back!

Crittenton Mystery Night is Back! Last year's Mystery Night event was the most attended Spring fundraiser Crittenton Services for Children and Families has had in a while. It was also somewhat bitter sweet as last year's event was supposed to be an end of an era. The local dinner theater event that happened every March in North Orange County had lost its steam and was going to...

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Val's Pals Contest - Vote Crittenton Services!
VOTE for Crittenton Services and We Can Win 20K!

Attention Community Partners, Friends, and Advocates: We are thrilled to have been nominated for the 104.3 MYfm Val's Pals Charity Contest this year! But we need everyone's help in order for the chance to win $20,000! If the entire Crittenton network of supporters takes a couple of seconds to vote online from their computer or mobile phone (starting today) we may actually have a chance to win...

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Donate to Crittenton while shopping through Amazon

Donate to Crittenton While Shopping Through Amazon Ever wanted to give back to the community during the holidays but found yourself stretched too thin and exhausted? It happens. But did you know that one simple way to give back to a non-profit mission you care about is by simply doing something that is already a part of your holiday to-do list - gift shopping! That's right friends...

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Crittenton's Beyond Ace Research Brief
Adverse Childhood Experiences and System-Involved Youth

Adverse Childhood Experiences and System-Involved Youth For those Crittenton Services supporters who don't know, our agency in Orange County, CA., is part of an association of agencies across the country that share some tie to the Crittenton Movement of the 1880's. Although we are not tied to each other legally and we all sink or swim on our own merits, this association enables us to participate...

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