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 treatment and foster care; that delivers family support services to children and families placed in community based programs; and that administers mental health treatment by emphasizing evidence-based practices that does not compromise on an individualized treatment approach.
“The team at Crittenton has an expertise in treating childhood trauma and has a sincere interest in helping to create empowering opportunities for clients placed in our care,” said Martha Jasso, Director of Communications, CSCF,” Our annual golf tournament is one such opportunity that assists our agency raise funding to provide educational opportunities for youth that have been severely impacted by traumatic experiences. Sadly, it has been this trauma that led to a disruption in our youth’s educational achievement in the first place.”
At this year’s event, CSCF, had a number of special guests honored for their contributions to our community, or for their personal achievement despite the harsh obstacles life may bring.
A special recognition was given to the Fullerton Fire Department and Fullerton Police Department as long standing community partners with our organization and their commitment to children’s safety.
This year alone we started a partnership with the Fullerton Police Department to assist the department in its need on training its officers about the sex trafficking of children in Southern California, and on the best practices law enforcement can use when interacting with young victims.
In addition, Crittenton employees were happy to take part in this year’s cancer awareness fundraiser, known as Pinktober, which the Fullerton Fire Department coordinates as a way to support local residents who are currently battling some form of cancer. This year Crittenton employees and our youth were able to raise a little more than $1000 for the fire department’s cause.
But, perhaps, the most memorable moment of the event’s reception was the introduction to the remarkable achievement that one of our former youth, Lucero Noyola, has been able to accomplish thus far.
Lucero was a juvenile justice youth that earlier in her life had a number of placements in juvenile hall and other correctional youth camps. These experiences were not helpful to her recovery process until she says she arrived at Crittenton.
“It was a nice time in my life. They [Crittenton] treated me like an individual and not a criminal. You could tell that the workers there [at Crittenton] care a lot,” said Lucero in a broadcast interview with The Story Board Project based in Los Angeles, Calif.
Lucero says that it was when she was at Crittenton’s Residential Treatment Center that things turned around for her. It was the first time in a longtime that she felt like a normal teenager.
Today, Lucero is a junior at the University of California and double majoring in psychology and sociology. She recently was selected for the USC Trojan Guardian Scholars Program where she will get much needed financial aid assistance based on her academic achievement.
“We are truly honored to have met and to have every golfer, volunteer, donor, dinner guest, business sponsor and Lucero Noyola at this year’s fundraiser. It is with your support that we are able to serve so many young people as we have for nearly 50 years. We thank you for your generosity, your friendship and your time,” said Jasso.
This year’s golf tournament and dinner could have not been possible without our donors. Many thanks on behalf of the children and families we serve:
- Platinum Plus Sponsor – The Leavitt Group Pride Mark-Everest Insurance Services Inc.
- Gold Sponsor – John W. Carson Foundation
- Silver Sponsor – Fullerton Insurance Service Inc.
- Silver Sponsor – Farmers and Merchants Bank the Fullerton Branch
- Reception Underwriter – Miller Toyota in Anaheim, Calif.
- Music Underwriter – William McGarvey, Jr.
- Hole-in-One – McCoy Mills Ford in Fullerton, Calif.
- Printing – Fullerton Printing
- Signage – Southwest Signs in Corona, Calif.
- Connectivity – First Serve in Los Alamitos, Calif.
- Wine – Wine Country Gift Baskets
- Listing of all 2014 Community for Kids Golf Tournament Donors and Supporters
For additional information about our philanthropy, donor and volunteer opportunities you can contact Crittenton’s Development Office.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) is a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; strengthen families; and help troubled adolescents reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966 Crittenton has a highly trained workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week providing comprehensive counseling, medical, and other support services to the clients in our care. We provide a full array of residential, in-home, community based, wraparound, mental health, foster care, and adoption services with a service planning area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties.