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Why Support Crittenton?

Crittenton Services offers a continuum of behavioral health care, with specialized residential programs for girls and young women, and outpatient counseling in many West Virginia communities. Your support helps Crittenton to continue delivering these services to more than 1700 West Virginia children and families every year.

Crittenton's Residential programs provide treatment for girls and young women ages 12-21, including pregnant/parenting mothers and their children. Clients are placed in residential care by the state of West Virginia due to histories of maltreatment, neglect and abandonment. While the program is specialized for maternity and parenting, many girls come to the program solely for gender-responsive care in a trauma-informed environment. The Residential programs offer comprehensive behavioral health services, including individual and group therapy, addiction recovery support, on-grounds middle and high school classrooms, TASC preparation, nursing care, daycare, recreation and transportation.

Wellspring Family Services is the outpatient, community-based behavioral health services division of Crittenton, and delivers services to West Virginia citizens in 21 counties. Master's level/credentialed therapists provide comprehensive trauma-informed treatment for children, families and adults. Counseling services are available through 6 regional offices, in clients' homes and schools, and via telehealth.

The TIES (Trauma Informed Elementary Schools) program places licensed therapists in schools to provide early intervention and resiliency-building for at-risk children. TIES resource liaisons provide training for school staff and educators on developmental trauma and its effect on the ability of children to succeed in the classroom. Intervention services are provided at the school and in family homes.

The Cradles to Crayons division of Crittenton Services works in partnership with Ohio County Schools to offer high quality universal preschool. Professional staff implement current guidelines and educational strategies to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten success. Additionally, the program offers before and aftercare for school-aged children at participating elementary schools.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) provides support for girls, 12-18, who are at risk for suspension from Ohio County schools and/or out-of-home placement. The girls attend school in the residential facility and receive Wellspring Family Services counseling individually and with their families.