Crittenton Services BLOG

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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Community Partners Give Big During Crittenton’s 50th Anniversary Year

Only one word can really describe the feeling we got when it was announced late last year that our longtime partners, National Charity League Inc., Yorba Linda Chapter, had selected Crittenton Services for Children and Families to be their charity of choice during their 2016 Fashion Show. And that word was – Wow! Nearly 600 people from around Orange County, Calif. attended this February’s charity fashion...

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Digital Ambassadors Needed for Crittenton’s 50th Anniversary

Did you know that 2016 marks a very special moment in Florence Crittenton of Orange County’s history??? You don’t know…well let me be the first to tell you… this year marks our 50th Anniversary year! And we are excited to celebrate our mission’s history, our service track record, and getting the opportunity to thank all those that contribute to our brand reputation. Whether you are a longtime donor,...

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Crittenton Sponsors the 2016 Youth Exploitation Safety Symposium

Healthy relationships are the best prevention. Time and time again Crittenton Services for Children and Families has documented that when a young person has no advocate or caring family member to protect them that is when abuse can happen. So, it is with pleasure that Crittenton is supporting the 2016 Youth Exploitation Safety Symposium and looking forward to seeing our very own Dr. Barbara Hernandez, Vice President, of Community Based...

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Laguna Road Choir Visits Crittenton
Local School Choir Visits Crittenton

As the holidays wind down we are eternally grateful to all Crittenton Services for Children and Families volunteers, donors and partners for helping us make the holiday magic happen throughout our agency. It is because of you that our youth and families got to experience a hopeful Christmas. Living in shelter situation or going through a mental health crisis is never a pleasant experience. In particular...

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Crittenton Tale of Success and Client’s Advocacy for Continued Social Services

Some years ago I was a teenage girl stuck in a cycle of recidivism and angry at the world for the response I received by the forces in place to protect at risk children and youth. In 2006 it seemed that the normal response in California was to lock troubled youth away in juvenile detention centers - stripping them of material possessions and their identity, to...

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Team Crittenton at the 2015 Association of Community Human Service Agencies
Crittenton Employee Recognized as Inspirational Success Story by LA Based Social Services Association

The Association of Community Human Service Agencies (ACHSA) recently held its annual luncheon at the Biltmore Hotel where more than 500 human services professionals came together to embrace the newest changes that took place this year to the mental health delivery system that directly serves Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable system-involved youth. Among the highlights of ACHSA’s annual luncheon is the recognition of an individual with...

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A Crittenton Client’s Hope for a Drug-Free Future

For so many of our teen clients either in our residential services program or community based programs the problem is not that of "violent offender" but rather the issue of "addiction". Oftentimes, we the adults in the community fail to see that behavioral issues might be a sign of not a "bad kid" but instead a "kid in a bad situation". In commemoration of both #RecoveryMonth and...

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