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Florence Crittenton Home & Services

Where Compassion Meets Action

aka Florence Crittenton Family Services   |   Helena, MT   |  www.florencecrittenton.org

Mission

Florence Crittenton provides innovative, comprehensive services and nurturing programs that engage and empower children, young adults and young families to thrive and build productive lives.

Ruling year info

1925

Executive Director

Carrie Krepps

Main address

3404 Cooney Dr.

Helena, MT 59602 USA

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EIN

81-0231788

NTEE code info

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

Child Day Care (P33)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residential Services

Florence Crittenton’s Residential Programs provide clients and their young children with safe and stable housing and trauma-informed supportive services based on their unique needs. The Youth Maternity Home serves pregnant and parenting youth aged 12-21 and their children aged 0-5. The Women and Children’s Recovery Home serves pregnant and parenting women aged 18-35 in need of ASAM Level 3.1 substance use treatment and their children aged 0-5. In addition to these programs, we host three Transitional Living Apartments that serve as a step-down program for clients graduating out of the Recovery Home. Clients pay subsidized rent and live within steps of our new campus where they can continue to access childcare, case management, and outpatient treatment services. The goal of this program is to provide support as clients transition into independent living to ensure long term success.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth
Victims of crime and abuse
Families

Florence Crittenton’s Family Healing Center provides community-based supportive services, home-visiting, parenting education, and clinical outpatient treatment to families. Our Home Visiting program utilizes two evidence-based delivery models (Parents as Teachers and SafeCare) to address the needs of each family. Parenting Classes utilize several established curriculums (Circle of Security, Nurturing Parenting, and Love & Logic, Seeking Safety) that provide education and strategies relating to substance use recovery and parenting, forming secure attachments, and behavior management. Outpatient treatment services include group and individual substance use and mental health counseling to parents and caregivers of all ages. Florence Crittenton also offers Visit Coaching services to families navigating co-parenting and reunification situations.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

The Child Enrichment Center provides childcare to children aged 0-5 in a therapeutic, inviting environment that welcomes children with all abilities and walks of life. This program serves families in our residential program, as well as families from throughout the local community. Approximately 50% of childcare slots are reserved for low-income families receiving Best Beginnings scholarships. Florence Crittenton utilizes Creative Curriculum programs specialized for each age group served in our center. Creative Curriculum includes developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for children within four main categories: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language. In an effort to reduce the child care shortage experienced in our community, we are expanding this program at our new campus to increase capacity from 26 children to 48 children by the end of 2023.

Population(s) Served
Single parents
At-risk youth
Single parents
At-risk youth
Single parents
At-risk youth
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Florence Crittenton will change lives. Florence Crittenton benefits several layers of our communities over time.

IMMEDIATE BENEFITS
- Parents participating in our programs benefit from therapeutic support, education coordination, a stable living environment, access to appropriate healthcare, and parenting education and support.
- Infants and toddlers gain a stable living environment, proper nutrition, access to basic and specialized healthcare, the ability to bond with their mother and a positive and loving environment, developmentally appropriate education opportunity; all creating an environment in a child's brain that is ripe for growth and development.
- Our Communities: due to a stabilized environment with necessary supports, these families will be less likely to have their children prematurely, saving thousands of dollars in healthcare and special education costs. In addition, children will be monitored closely and any developmental concerns will be addressed immediately, saving hundreds of dollars through early intervention.

MID- & LONG-TERM BENEFITS
- Parents: with proper supports at a critical point in their life paths, these parents are better equipped to make decisions for their family. They are far more likely to graduate from high school, continue on with their education and job skills training, continue in substance use recovery, avoid recidivism, and be able to continue a stable living environment for their families. We quite often see these young parents' success upon our discharge become a catalyst for change for their entire families.
- Toddlers and Children: due to a reduced occurrence of removal, or a reunification with their parent(s), the children of these families have a significantly reduced risk of experience Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs). The reduction of ACEs has been proven to significantly reduce physical ailments such as heart disease, diabetes asthma, and more; mental health and behavioral challenges; substance use and criminal activity in adult life. The lack of ACEs can improve success early on in preschool and grade school, less likelihood to drop out of school, and the overall the trajectory of each child's life.
- Community: increased stability and productivity in parents can have an astounding effect on the community in which they live. A parent that is able to work more consistently with a solid skill set is going to be much more productive in their workplace. Parents with the right supports and parenting skills will also be more engaged in the classroom and with their child. Reduced removals and increased re-unifications has an obvious financial benefit to our communities by reducing the amount of money spent on the need to protect children in dangerous situations. Children that are well cared for at home reduce the number of significant healthcare challenges.

Florence Crittenton employs residential, community-based, and early childhood programs that serve at-risk parents and young children, effectively providing a continuum of care depending on the intensity of needs and support of each family.

FCHS is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA); licensed by the State of Montana as a Therapeutic Group Home & Maternity Home; is an approved Substance Use treatment provider for the state of Montana; holds childcare licenses and is Level 3 STARS qualified and has preliminary approval as a Mental Health Center. Our interdisciplinary team has roots working at a local and national collaborative level. Our professional staff members are experts in fields of social work, psychology, education, counseling and nursing.

FCHS APPROACH TO SERVING VICTIMS
The need for a framework that addresses a continuum of trauma exposures, including ongoing exposure, is imperative in the service of children and young women. FCHS began implementing the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency) framework in 2016. ARC is a nationally recognized framework for intervention with youth and families who have experienced complex trauma and stress. FCHS recognizes the trauma history of the victims we serve and each program effectively responds by integrating knowledge the ARC framework into all policies, procedures and practices while seeking to avoid re-traumatization.

Accreditation
Florence Crittenton received expedited accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) in 2017. COA accreditation provides an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency's performance. Our expedited accreditation means there were no deficiencies found in the fundamental practice standards and COA granted accreditation without requests for any improvements. Only 30% of organizations seeking first time accreditation are expedited.

Financials

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Florence Crittenton Home & Services

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sarah Corbally

The Law Office of Sarah Corbally, PLLC

Term: 2017 -

Ron Waterman

Lisa Nelson

Jim Carney

Danielle Waddell

Amy Deitchler

Jamie Wood-McCullough

Bridget Butler

Heather Sobrepeña

Collette Hanson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes