Crittenton Services BLOG

Crittenton Holiday Gift Drive
Help Crittenton Youth this Holiday Season!

Help Crittenton Youth this Holiday Season! Each year Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) conducts a holiday gift drive known as The Angel Tree Program that collects new in-kind donations from October to early December. Last year alone individual donors, community partners, and corporate sponsors provided holiday gifts for more than 700 children and their families using the services of  Crittenton’s Residential Treatment Center, Wraparound Family...

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Crittenton Honored by Marshall B. Ketchum University as a 2016 V-Award Recipient for Humanitarianism Efforts

Crittenton Services for Children and Families is truly honored to have been selected as the Marshall B. Ketchum University 2016 V-Award recipient. This recognition bestowed upon us by one of our community partners holds special meaning as we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary milestone. The award is given to organizations or individuals that have demonstrated a commitment to charitable and volunteer service benefiting the greater...

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Golfers at Crittenton's Charity Golf Tournament
Golfers Needed to Help Crittenton’s 50-Year-Old Mission

Golfers Needed to Help Crittenton’s 50-Year-Old Mission We cordially invite you to the Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) Annual ‘Community for Kids’ Golf Tournament, Dinner, and Auction being held at the picturesque Yorba Linda Country Club on Monday, September 19, 2016. Come join our support base, volunteers, and longtime friends as we golf in support of making trauma-informed mental health programming available to Crittenton youth in...

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Crittenton Stories of Resiliency: 50th Anniversary Video

Crittenton Stories of Resiliency: 50th Anniversary Video Crittenton's mission is more than a historical legacy, or the services made available to those that need them. It's about the youth and families that believe in us to help them through the healing process; it's about the employees that help our clients rebuild confidence in order to help them achieve their dreams; and it's about the loyal support...

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Joyce Capelle, CEO, Crittenton Services for Children and Families
Message from Crittenton’s CEO: 50th Anniversary Edition

Message From Crittenton's CEO: 50th Anniversary Edition I’ve been reflecting on the history of this agency. Fifty years. Many of those years have been spent navigating the numerous reforms and revolutions of child welfare, restorative justice, and mental health. Sometimes anticipating and being ahead of the curve, sometimes just going with the flow, sometimes forging our own unique path. And more often than not, getting it...

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Crittenton Reaches 50 Year Milestone of Healing Childhood Trauma

Crittenton's 50th Anniversary Celebration As a non-profit whose primary goals are to deliver trauma-informed mental health services and help rebuild resiliency in system-involved children, youth and families we are proud to continue this long standing legacy as we now enter our 50th year of service. This serves as a perfect moment to also mention that as we continue to celebrate Crittenton's golden anniversary their is still much...

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Celebrating National Volunteer Month at Crittenton

Volunteerism can serve a purpose to many people. For some, volunteering is a call of duty in order to help make the community a better place to live; for others volunteerism is an act of kindness and a way to help personally enrich one’s life; yet, for others volunteerism is how someone practices their faith by living a life of purpose. However one defines volunteerism what...

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The Crittenton Legacy: Celebrating Dr. Kate Waller Barrett’s Advocacy for Women and Girls

Every year we recognize a number of social issues that continue to need awareness in order to make a positive impact on the problem at hand. Whether it be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, or National Child Abuse Prevention Month, or Mental Health Awareness Month there is always a cause worthy of support. One of the fascinating things of rediscovering the National Crittenton Mission's history is reading...

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Crittenton Promotes Literacy with Help of Molina Foundation

March is National Reading Month and Crittenton Services for Children and Families is doing its part to help give the youth in our care get the opportunity to actively take part in improving their literacy skills through cultivating a love of books. Earlier this month, with the help of the Molina Foundation, Crittenton Services was selected and ultimately received a book grant that gifted nearly 2,000...

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Crittenton’s Mystery Night 2016 Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

It was the most attended Mystery Night event in Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) history! Nearly 200 guests attended this year’s Mystery Night an event that is one of Crittenton’s most engaging fundraisers. Even the Crittenton staff managing the Mystery Night set-up was pleasantly surprised of our final attendance rate and the interest we got in attending the fundraiser from the local community. “Despite the...

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