Phone 704-372-4663

Florence Crittenton Awarded $100,000 from Mecklenburg County ABC Board


Contact: Sarah Hyde, Director of Development and PR

or Diane Thompson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Phone: 704-372-4663





ABC Funds Are Used for Substance Abuse Education and Recovery


(January 12, 2017) Florence Crittenton Services’ (FCS) partnership continues with the Mecklenburg County ABC Board. Funds awarded from the Mecklenburg County ABC Board are used to strengthen the agency’s Generations of Impact Program, which educates our young girls and women and those struggling with substance abuse. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016, 39% of clients admitted to FCS had substance abuse or addiction issues. Funding from the Mecklenburg County ABC Board allows FCS to continue providing substance abuse prevention services to the agency’s high-risk population.

Florence Crittenton Services is a nonprofit organization that offers pregnant adolescent girls and women, of any age, safe housing, and prenatal care through delivery of their baby, along with a continuum of care, focused on counseling, health care, and vocational and educational services. The agency was established in Charlotte in 1903 and has served 40,000 women and children and their families since.

Since 1948, the Mecklenburg County ABC Board has invested back into the communities in which it serves, with this Grant Program coming into existence in 1996 and distributing over $58 million dollars to organizations that “prevent, educate on the dangers of, and treat substance abuse.”

“We know that with the proper intervention, our young girls and women—even those struggling with problems as complex as substance abuse—have a great chance of becoming independent individuals,” said Diane Thompson, CEO of FCS. “This partnership and funding from the Mecklenburg County ABC Grant Program helps us continue to give two generations Health & Hope.”

Florence Crittenton’s Program Administrator Gayle Butterfield added, “Substance abuse may affect our clients or members of their families. This grant from the Mecklenburg County ABC Board allows us to give our clients tools to combat substance abuse, be healthy and have healthy children.”