Crittenton Services BLOG

Joyce Capelle, CEO, Crittenton Services for Children and Families
A Message to our Veterans from Crittenton Services

As we celebrate Veteran’s Day, I want to especially thank the veterans among our staff. To me, you embody some of the best “old fashioned” values: duty, purpose, commitment, courage, and discipline. I don’t think those attributes go out of style. You have my respect and my gratitude. To our staff whose spouse, partner, or child is a veteran or is currently serving our country: thank...

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Crittenton Helps Fullerton Firefighters Raise Funds for Cancer Awareness and Treatment

Fullerton Fire Department is currently coordinating the 3rd Annual Pinktober Event to help raise funding for cancer awareness and treatment throughout the month of October. This year’s theme is, “Let’s Extinguish Cancer with Fullerton Fire”, which is proudly displayed on pink t-shirts that the fire department is selling as a means to raise funds for a designated charity or organization that the city’s firefighters are working...

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Crittenton Youth Celebrate a Rite of Passage

After months of planning, coordinating, and fundraising on behalf of 22 young ladies celebrating their fifteenth birthday the Muckenthaler Cultural Center and Museum in Fullerton, Calif. was where the Second Annual Quinceañera was hosted on October 1, 2014. Local non-profits, business sponsors and private donors came together in order to create a magical evening with the purpose of giving local youth an opportunity to work on...

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Crittenton's Public Policy and Advocacy Program
Advocacy Alert: California Legislative Session Round Up

That’s a wrap, folks!   The 2013-2014 California legislative session is done. If, like most people, you weren’t riveted to CalChannel watching all 4,654 pieces of legislation be processed, it’s okay! That’s what this blog is here for. Unless you’re looking for legislation that wasn’t about child welfare, juvenile justice or social services you’ll probably have to go somewhere else for that. Of the bills we focused on...

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Bidding Stephanie Farewell
Longtime Crittenton Wraparound Services Staffer Bids Farewell

Moving Forward into Public Education From time to time Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has to go through the tough challenge of having to replace veteran staff as they retire or move on in their careers. When it comes to former Wraparound Family Services Program Manager, Stephanie Reopelle, the transition was tough to even think about. Stephanie started with Crittenton in Residential Treatment Services aiding...

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Crittenton's Day of Beauty 2014
Volunteers Help Make a Beautiful Day at Crittenton

Volunteers, community partners and staff come together at the Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) Residential Treatment Center for the Annual Day of Beauty on September, 5, 2014. “It’s a yearly event that requires months of coordination between all parties involved to essentially create an opportunity for the local community and Crittenton youth to get to know each other and most importantly to learn from...

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Crittenton Travel Blog: Children and Families in Crisis Find Safe Haven in Philly

The Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) summer travel tour took us to a stop in Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love is known for its historical connections to the American Revolution; its iconic backdrops featured in the movie Rocky; and for its NFL team the Philadelphia Eagles. However, few know of the city’s legacy in the field of social work. During our country’s Progressive...

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Crittenton Travel Blog: Teen Women.Smart Choices.Bright Futures

Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) recently had the pleasure to do some light traveling in the East Coast. Our first stop was Washington, DC. where we got the chance to meet with Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, our sister agency whose mission is focused on meeting the needs of teen girls. “What was inspiring to witness first-hand was the continued progress and...

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Crittenton Helps with Back-to-School Needs

For the nearly 300 children, parents or caregivers that attended the Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) Annual Back-to-School Event, on August 9, 2014 at Long Beach City College Veterans Stadium, it was a day to breathe a little easier with one less financial obligation to have to worry about. “We understand that the back-to-school season can be extremely stressful for many parents or caregivers,...

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Art Contest Helps Heal the Wounds of Childhood Trauma

Every year the members of Crittenton’s Felicia Auxiliary have dedicated their summers in coordinating and reviewing art projects that clients in Crittenton’s Residential Treatment Services Program produce. The “I Have a Dream for My Future Contest” is an artistic competition that is designed to help the young teenage girls placed at Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) work through their various behavioral or mental health...

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