New Home, New Name, Same Mission
Florence Crittenton Services, a nationally accredited behavioral health organization, has moved to a new facility and changed its name. Founded more than 100 years ago, the organization will be known as simply Crittenton, working from a sparkling new facility at 3350 Holabird Lane in the West Boulevard corridor.
“We are thrilled with our new home and the way it has turned out. As we prepared for the move, we realized it was a good time for us to refresh our brand and how we serve the community,” said Diane Thompson, Crittenton CEO.
Crittenton provides four specially designed programs for at-risk women and girls, many working to break cycles of trauma and abuse. Programs include a comprehensive maternity program for expecting mothers; a mother and child program, Sarah’s House for mothers in foster care; an adolescent independent living foster care program known as Legacy Hall; and a home visitation program supporting clients as they prepare to transition into the community.
Services range from education, housing, therapeutic treatment and counseling to support in obtaining prenatal care. Crittenton works hard to equip its clients with vital life skills, preparing them for their lives and careers outside its doors. Some clients suffer from mental health and substance issues. Many clients have suffered cycles of trauma, neglect, abuse, including trafficking and homelessness.
The new 35,000 square foot facility was constructed by Rodgers Builders working in concert with project manager Keith Corporation and owner Atrium Health. Atrium worked closely with Crittenton to design the building which Crittenton is leasing back until it can purchase the facility in seven years. The ultimate purchase of the facility will be funded by a capital campaign currently being launched.