Crittenton Services BLOG

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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Give to Crittenton Foster Youth this #GivingTuesday

First comes Black Friday shopping for your family. Then a Cyber Monday splurge for yourself. And finally there is #GivingTuesday a day reserved for your favorite non-profit. The holidays are finally upon us and at Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) we are busy coordinating a new holiday donation drive to benefit our foster youth! Our short-term holiday specific #GivingTuesday gift drive called the “Crittenton Christmas...

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Crittenton's Day of Beauty 2015
Crittenton’s Day of Beauty 2015

When You Look Good You Feel Good As I’m driving into Orange County nothing seems familiar. Suddenly my heart feels heavy-I begin to recognize the area. I’m heading towards my old group home and I’m captured by feelings of nostalgia. I remember running down the street, stopping at the gas station, and picking up the payphone as a van abruptly stops in front of me. The...

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Joyce Capelle, CEO, Crittenton Services for Children and Families
A Message from Crittenton’s CEO: Crittenton Welcomes California’s Continuum of Care Reform

Crittenton is committed of not only maintaining our accreditation but at the same time continuously supporting quality improvement measures throughout our agency. Ensuring that Crittenton meets the highest standards of accreditation, licensing, as well as all of our contract terms is not only a priority under California’s Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) mandate, but most importantly it is the right thing to do on behalf...

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2015 Crittenton Golf Tournament
Calling all Golfers: Help us Heal the Wounds of Childhood Trauma

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 21, 2015. Come join our support base, volunteers, and longtime friends as we golf in support of making trauma-informed educational programming available to Crittenton youth. Your support helps continue a nearly 50-year history of...

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Crittenton Employees at the 17th Annual BRAVO Awards
Crittenton’s 17th Annual Employee BRAVO Awards

Acknowledging Crittenton Employees: For 17 years Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has made a commitment to honor the agency’s employees for their commitment in helping to treat childhood trauma, and actively curtailing the cycles of child abuse and neglect within the Southern California communities we serve. At the end of April the agency provided a free sit-down breakfast or lunch for all full-time, part-time, and...

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Crittenton's Celebrate the Eighth Award
Crittenton Recognized by City of Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin

More then 200 community members were in attendance at the 2nd Annual Celebrate the Eighth Event hosted by Councilmember Al Austin at the Expo Arts Center in Long Beach, California. Councilmember Al Austin created this event as a way to acknowledge the accomplishments from the past year that District 8 residents have contributed to the City of Long Beach. This year Crittenton Services for Children and Families...

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