Crittenton Services for Children & FamiliesCrittenton Services for Children & Families
The Mission of Crittenton Services for Children and Families is to help heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; to strengthen famiies, whether birth, foster or adoptive; and to help troubled adolescents reach their full potential. Read more
The Mission of Crittenton Services for Children and Families is to help heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; to strengthen famiies, whether birth, foster or adoptive; and to help troubled adolescents reach their full potential.
Serving abused and troubled boys and girls from birth through 18 years of age in residential treatment and girls from 18 through 21 in transitional settings, Crittenton serves more than 500 children and the members of their families each year. Areas of treatment include counseling and mental health services for individuals, familes and children, chemical dependency counseling and support services, foster family care, independent living for youth, residential treatment, employment and vocational services, and child day care center and early childhood education services. All children are placed by the courts, and come from the Southern California area. Crittenton services is accredited nationally by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children.
I have been volunteering at Crittenton for almost a year. I LOVE this organization. Our group goes in once a month to do what we call , A Night of Encouragement. We do crafts and inspirational quotes with our group of young ladies. We also bring the "cool snacks". I treasure the connections that we have made and always enjoy introducing new forms of expressions with crafts. It is more than hot glue and glitter we are able to help our young ladies make keepsake items for their children and fun, cool items for themselves .
I also had the privilege of volunteering for their Day of Beauty event. What an incredible day of pampering, encouragement and empowerment. Im so grateful that Volunteer Match connected me with this awesome organization!