Family Preservation Program

At the first substantiated incident of abuse or neglect, resources are sent into the family home to strengthen family functioning and to help keep children safe in their biological homes.

Crittenton’s Family Preservation Program provides both in-home and community-based services to families experiencing a crisis situation. When we work with a family in our care our goals are to help stabilize a family unit by focusing on solutions that best meet the family’s needs; improve family functioning by building on family strengths; help a family heal by creating opportunities for family members to overcome past harm, tragedy, or trauma; assure the safety of children within the family unit; and prioritize family-centered practices that promote safety and well-being.

Crittenton Services for Children and Families is committed to working together with our clients in order to develop safety and support plans that best fit their needs. Giving our clients the skills, knowledge, and confidence to help them cope and overcome difficult life circumstances is what our mission is all about. And breaking the cycles of system-involvement by empowering families to reach their full potential is something we pride ourselves in.

Crittenton has offices in the following locations:

Long Beach


Who Are Our Clients

Primarily children and youth 0-18 years of age

Caregivers & the families of our assigned clients

Have experienced complex traumas

May have emotional and behavioral issues

May also have mental health issues

Services Provided

In-home crisis interventions and family counseling

Access to Crittenton’s outpatient mental health services

Parenting skills counseling

Life skills training

Case management

Education and workforce readiness

Linkages to additional social services and other support services within the community

Easy access to both staff and Crittenton’s Family Center for additional supports

Contact Us

For questions about Crittenton’s Family Preservation Program please connect with us.

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*Please note that we primarily work with various governmental agencies and the courts throughout Los Angeles County responsible for the well-being of system-involved youth. However, we are open to working with other organizations that also need assistance in providing quality family crisis intervention services to their clients.