The National Crittenton Foundation

Rating: 4.87 stars   30 reviews


1750 SW Harbor Way, Suite 450 Portland OR 97201 USA


The National Crittenton Foundation supports empowerment, self-sufficiency, and the end of cycles of destructive behaviors for girls, young women and their families who live at the margin of the American dream.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the privilege of working with The National Crittenton Foundation's President for the past 3 years when we discovered the perfect match our two organization's mission and vision had for girls.
I am the President of a statewide advocacy organization in Oregon, the Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls, established in 1992, well over a 100 years after Crittenton. Besides the support that Crittenton provides the work of over 27 Crittenton agencies, it is their goal to support the empowerment of girls and young women so they can achieve their unique potential as healthy, contributing members of society that connects us. Our collaboration with Crittenton has helped our organization grow nationally and I believe has broadened their advocacy in Oregon.

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The Coalition's collaboration and partnership with Crittenton not only supports our advocacy work in Oregon but has enabled us to join a national action alliance, Girls @ the Margin, to be part of a strong united voice for vulnerable system involved girls and young women.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work with a national advocacy and policy organization located in Washington, DC. The goal of our organization is to seek and advocate for the expansion of federal support for organizations working with girls and young women who are at greatest risk for system involvement or who are system involved. Most, if not all of these girls come from very difficult back grounds, have histories of serious trauma, and are in need of services that respond to their experiences as girls in a safe and healing environment - something that far too many girls go without. The National Crittenton Foundation and its nationally distributed family of agencies are among the few organizations providing such services.

Each individual agency approaches the needs of each girl from a gendered lens, acknowledges and provides wrap-around therapeutic treatment for past trauma, and supports girls through programs that build on their strengths and fosters a sense of accomplishment and empowerment - something many of these girls have never experienced. Further, the National Crittenton Foundation and its various agencies continuously work to expand awareness of the lives of girls by placing the voices of the youth at the center of their work and in the halls where policies are made - Congress.

Excellent work!

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meeting and working with the amazing girls that pass through their services.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand their services to all states.

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