Author: Martha Jasso

Food Truck Fundraiser Supports Crittenton this October

We are excited to have all of you join Crittenton’s Food Truck Fundraiser in partnership with Vegan Loba and the Night Owl in downtown Fullerton, Calif.! This event will take place on back-to-back Sunday’s, October 11 and October 17, 2021 at 200 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, Calif. 92832. The partnership between Vegan Loba, the Night Owl and Crittenton Services was in large part to help bring...

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Crittenton Services Recognized by Human Rights Campaign Foundation for LGBTQ+ Inclusion Efforts

Fullerton, CA -- Crittenton Services, proudly announces that it is being recognized in 2021 Change-Makers, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s third annual report highlighting 119 child welfare agencies across the country who have worked with the HRC Foundation’s All Children - All Families (ACAF) program to improve the services they provide to the LGBTQ+ community, including children in foster care, 1 in 3 of whom...

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Crittenton Earns ‘Change-Maker in Child Welfare’ Distinction from Human Rights Campaign

Crittenton Services is proud to announce that we are 1 of 40 child welfare organizations, nationwide, recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, All Children – All Families (ACAF) project, as an organization that has met their benchmarks for the “Solid Foundation for Inclusion” tier of recognition in all programming efforts agency wide. We are humbled to have earned the “You Are Welcome Here” seal...

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Crittenton is Proud Sponsor of Summer Concerts in the Park 2021

When we say we are proud residents of the North Orange County community, we mean it! After a long year of staying socially distant due to the pandemic, Crittenton Services felt that it was once again time to rejoin and support the City of Fullerton's community events planned this year. As long as it continues to be safe, Crittenton plans on being a supportive community partner. This...

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Despite COVID19 Crittenton Interns Provided 10,000 Hours of Service!

It was a challenging task for most nonprofits to accommodate interns during the 2020 -2021 academic year. For those nonprofits that were able to safely offer students internships it was mostly done virtually or in a hybrid model of service. Despite the barriers to in person internships Crittenton Services is grateful to have had 10,000 hours of service completed by the graduate practicum students that joined...

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Crittenton Welcomes all Children, Youth and Families

I find myself wondering these days what, exactly, is it about us humans that makes it so easy for us to be afraid. We are terrified of anything that is different, or other, preferring instead the comfort of the familiar. The infamous horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft, wrote in one of his most famous essays, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest...

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Crittenton Celebrates Pride Month

Every organization has a set of values, towards which we should strive each day. Here at Crittenton, there are a few I’d like to highlight:  “We believe that every child is entitled to healthy relationships and a loving family.” “We conduct ourselves with honor and decency, respecting the children and families we serve.” “We tend to our relationships with each other.” At first glance, these may seem fairly standard...

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Help foster youth feel safe, loved and that they belong. Become a foster parent today!

May is National Foster Care Awareness month, which means you are likely noticing news stories that paint foster care, and the youth living within this system, as “broken,” or “scary.” This is unfortunate, because the fostered youth I’ve known are anything but scary. The system can have its challenges, certainly, but it is full of people dedicated to providing stable and nurturing care for children...

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Your Mental Health Matters. Don’t Ever Forget That.

More than half of people with mental illness don’t receive the help they need. Let that sink in for a minute. Imagine if this statistic were true for those diagnosed with heart disease, or if a friend chose not to seek medical care for a broken leg. “Why,” we’d say, “That’s crazy!” And with one brief statement, we have become a part of the problem, protecting the status...

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A Message from Our CEO

I’ve been finding my way to Crittenton Services for the past twenty-five years. My career has taken me from Texas to the Pacific Northwest and now to Southern California. It has led me from the U.S. to international locales and back home again, proving time after time that the needs of children and their families are constant and common. Relationships can cause pain, but they...

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