Year-End Giving: The Many Ways You Can Help Crittenton’s Youth and Families
It’s been a year of change, hasn’t it? Our society continues to work through a transition towards life in a post-pandemic world. We are identifying new ways to connect with each other, to celebrate major life events, and to navigate new rules to ensure safety. It’s tough.
As difficult as change can be for you and me, I always think of how difficult it must be for our clients to achieve change in their lives. For youth in our residential programs, or foster care, they are working to overcome complex trauma histories. Children and their parents or caregivers in our community-based programs are working through mental health challenges and navigating economic obstacles every day. And, our young adult clients are working so diligently to enter the world of adulthood, building a life that is safe and healthy. I am consistently amazed by their resilience.
At Crittenton, the world we are building is one where every person is connected to safe and healthy relationships. We offer behavioral health care, safe shelter, and individualized supports to help people in need heal from trauma and reach their full potential. We do this through efforts focused on building safe, trusting relationships, because this is where we can all learn and grow. Through connections, we can build a future.
As someone new to Crittenton and to Southern California, I am growing a new network of relationships within my community, and so many of you are a part of those connections. I’m thankful for you. Honestly, I need you, and so do our clients here at Crittenton. We all need a community to wrap a layer of support around us. We need somewhere to belong.
At this time of year, your donation serves as that support. You can invest in the lives of the children and youth we serve. As a community, your gift tells our clients and their families that they are not alone. A year-end gift to Crittenton will help furnish an apartment for a young adult facing independence, or help us care for children at our residential campuses. Your donation can help us train and equip resource parents to welcome a child into foster care. Your investment will empower our work to wrap around families facing the darkest of days, throughout Southern California. Thanks to your generosity, we can offer innovative mental health services to them all, without barriers. Your donation is also an investment in a stronger Crittenton, as we navigate a global pandemic and implement new methods of service delivery, enact safety protocols, and remain committed to finding a way to help our clients. Crittenton never gives up, and it’s because of your unwavering support.
My predecessor, Joyce Capelle, has told me so many stories of this organization, of our incredible staff, and of you. Thank you for being the community our clients need right now. Thank you for welcoming me into your community. This holiday season, may you experience peace, and joy, and the gratitude found in the relationships you hold dear.
For additional information on how you can make a difference this holiday season:
- Donate Directly to Crittenton’s Mission and Give Where it’s Needed Most
- Help Youth by Becoming a Foster Parent or Refer Interested Foster Families
- Find a Purposeful Career and Join the Team Today
Mr. Greg Eubanks, CEO, of Crittenton Services, has more than 25 years of experience in the child welfare and mental health fields as both a senior operating director and organizational leader for various nonprofits. He began his career in 1994 at a large multi-agency nonprofit headquartered in Texas where he continued to progress as Area Vice President. In 2014, he became President and CEO of a Seattle-based adoption agency until his most recent career appointment prior to Crittenton Services. Mr. Eubanks comes with a wealth of expertise in family preservation, community-based programs, strategic planning, program development, and performance management. In addition, he also holds a Master’s in Marriage, Family Counseling and Education, is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner, and has been a speaker at national and international conferences.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) is a nonprofit child welfare and behavioral health organization that offers behavioral health care, safe shelter, and individualized support to help people in need heal from trauma and reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966, Crittenton has an experienced and dedicated workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. We provide a continuum of care programming effort that includes short-term residential, family preservation, integrated behavioral health, wraparound services, outpatient mental health, school-linked mental health, transitional age youth programming, and foster care services with a service plan area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.