Author: Martha Jasso

Crittenton Sponsors the 2016 Youth Exploitation Safety Symposium

Healthy relationships are the best prevention. Time and time again Crittenton Services for Children and Families has documented that when a young person has no advocate or caring family member to protect them that is when abuse can happen. So, it is with pleasure that Crittenton is supporting the 2016 Youth Exploitation Safety Symposium and looking forward to seeing our very own Dr. Barbara Hernandez, Vice President, of Community Based...

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Crittenton Fundraiser to Help Young Victims of Trafficking

January 25, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Crittenton Services for Children and Families (714) 680-9000 ext. 6008 mjasso@crittentonsocal.org FULLERTON, Calif – Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) is hosting its annual Mystery Night dinner and auction fundraiser to fund the non-profit’s efforts in helping teen girls placed in Crittenton’s care that are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. This year’s Mystery Night event will be Sunday, March 13, 2016 and...

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Yorba Linda Chapter of National Charity League Hosts Fashion Show to Benefit Crittenton

January 25, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beckie Flat - The Yorba Linda Chapter of National Charity League Media Liaison Phone: 714-779-8104   Yorba Linda Chapter of National Charity League Hosts a Fashion Show All Proceeds Help Fund Youth and Mental Health Treatment Services at Crittenton Anaheim, Calif. - The National Charity League, Inc., Yorba Linda Chapter, is hosting its 21st Annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction on Sunday, February 21 at...

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Southwest Conference Against Trafficking 2016 Arrives in Ontario, Calif.

January 5, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) Cell: (626) 644-3472
Office: (360) 852-8019 Email: michelle@nwcave.org   Southwest Conference Against Trafficking 2016 (SWCAT2016) San Bernardino County Community to Host Human Trafficking Awareness Event   Ontario, Calif. - We have a goal...

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Laguna Road Choir Visits Crittenton
Local School Choir Visits Crittenton

As the holidays wind down we are eternally grateful to all Crittenton Services for Children and Families volunteers, donors and partners for helping us make the holiday magic happen throughout our agency. It is because of you that our youth and families got to experience a hopeful Christmas. Living in shelter situation or going through a mental health crisis is never a pleasant experience. In particular...

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Crittenton Tale of Success and Client’s Advocacy for Continued Social Services

Some years ago I was a teenage girl stuck in a cycle of recidivism and angry at the world for the response I received by the forces in place to protect at risk children and youth. In 2006 it seemed that the normal response in California was to lock troubled youth away in juvenile detention centers - stripping them of material possessions and their identity, to...

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Team Crittenton at the 2015 Association of Community Human Service Agencies
Crittenton Employee Recognized as Inspirational Success Story by LA Based Social Services Association

The Association of Community Human Service Agencies (ACHSA) recently held its annual luncheon at the Biltmore Hotel where more than 500 human services professionals came together to embrace the newest changes that took place this year to the mental health delivery system that directly serves Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable system-involved youth. Among the highlights of ACHSA’s annual luncheon is the recognition of an individual with...

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A Crittenton Client’s Hope for a Drug-Free Future

For so many of our teen clients either in our residential services program or community based programs the problem is not that of "violent offender" but rather the issue of "addiction". Oftentimes, we the adults in the community fail to see that behavioral issues might be a sign of not a "bad kid" but instead a "kid in a bad situation". In commemoration of both #RecoveryMonth and...

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Give to Crittenton Foster Youth this #GivingTuesday

First comes Black Friday shopping for your family. Then a Cyber Monday splurge for yourself. And finally there is #GivingTuesday a day reserved for your favorite non-profit. The holidays are finally upon us and at Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) we are busy coordinating a new holiday donation drive to benefit our foster youth! Our short-term holiday specific #GivingTuesday gift drive called the “Crittenton Christmas...

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Crittenton's Day of Beauty 2015
Crittenton’s Day of Beauty 2015

When You Look Good You Feel Good As I’m driving into Orange County nothing seems familiar. Suddenly my heart feels heavy-I begin to recognize the area. I’m heading towards my old group home and I’m captured by feelings of nostalgia. I remember running down the street, stopping at the gas station, and picking up the payphone as a van abruptly stops in front of me. The...

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