Crittenton Services BLOG

Together We Journey, Together In Faith: Crittenton Thanks Our Faith Partners

Throughout the years Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has seen our numerous community partnerships continue to flourish as needs grow. Whether are partnerships are with businesses, civic organizations, elected offices or other well meaning non-profits the end goal is one and the same – helping youth heal from the wounds of trauma, neglect, or exploitation. In particular, we are proud to say that amongst...

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Crittenton Gives Thanks

The cooking and the baking started at the crack of dawn, and the scents of homemade baked goods, sides dishes created from family recipes, and well seasoned turkey’s filled the air at Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) this Thanksgiving. “This is one of our favorite holidays to observe agency wide. Crittenton frontline staff from our Wraparound Services Program, our Foster Care Program, and our...

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Crittenton Supports Youth on Being Drug-Free

Every October the nation promotes a drug-free life during Red Ribbon Week. But at Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) applauding youth for making strides in their sobriety process, and positively acknowledging a commitment to being drug-free year round is an everyday thing. Crittenton’s Chemical Dependency Treatment Program is one of our specialty program’s that is simultaneously implemented throughout our entire agency’s efforts. We run...

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Crittenton Honors our Veterans

Friends, local dignitaries and employees gathered at Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton, Calif. this past Veterans Day to help Crittenton Service for Children and Families honor five employees who themselves are veterans. “This was a very special event which was a little different than our usual ‘youth focused’ celebrations. But at the end of the day our events have a similar feel that will always reference...

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Golfers and Donors Support Crittenton’s Education Program

Even in 100-degree heat the golfers that participated in our 17th Annual Community for Kids Golf Tournament and Winner Dinner managed to heat up the golf course all on their own, and most importantly all for a good cause. For 47 years Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has implemented nationally accredited and fully licensed programming that provides safe temporary housing for youth in residential...

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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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