Crittenton Youth Services (formerly Florence Crittenton Home Celebrates its 100th Anniversary with a Luncheon on Thursday, April 19 at noon
Crittenton Youth Services (formerly Crittenton Home) is celebrating "A Century of Providing Youth and Family Services Throughout Mobile County.
The event will be celebrated with a 100th Anniversary Luncheon, Thursday, April 19, noon at Byrne Memorial Hall, Spring Hill College. Admission is $40 per person, and RSVP should be by April 12. For more information, call 251-639-0004 or contact JLogan @crittentonyouthservices.com.
A short history of the organization, given by the agency, is as follows:
"Crittenton Youth Services is one of the oldest 501 (c) (3) United Way non-profit youth-serving agencies in Mobile County. Founded in 1918, it has grown from a small maternity home for teen mothers to providing the implementation of education programs to improve the emotional, social and physicasl needs of males and females in public, parochial and private schools, churches, recreation centers and any youth-serving agency/organiszation.
"The scope of services include Bullying Prevention (fourth through eighth grade); Healthy Relationship Training (seventh and ninth grades); Abstinence (eighth grade); Family Support (parent/youth); Prevention of STDs (tenth grade) and Improving Social and Emotional Competence (fourth and fifth grades.) Approximately 8,000 males and females receive services annually.
"The programs are free of charge. Crittenton depends solely on local, state and federal grants; fundraising and individual/corporate sponsors to help fund the programs provided throughout Mobile County."
The luncheon cost will go toward lunch and helping Crittenton expand their services to more youth in Mobile County.