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The National Crittenton Foundation
June 13, 2012

As a former client and now Board Member, I have seen the Crittenton agencies & The National Crittenton Foundation from many perspectives. Once a client, I will always appreciate that there was a place for my son & me to live while trying to bridge the gap between a difficult family environment and the independence I knew I was capable of achieving. As a Board Member for National Crittenton, we continue to support our family of agencies & be the national voice of so many young women trying to break the cycle of negative family patterns.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member

The National Crittenton Foundation
March 23, 2011

When I count my blessings, Crittenton is at the top of them. Crittenton has enriched my life on so many levels over the past 20 years. At 16, along with my my two-year old son, I moved into the Southern California-based Crittenton home. My stay at Crittenton served as a pivotal point of change for the better in my life & the life of my son. Growing up in a household filled with constant fighting, verbal & physical abuse, I had visions of a different life for us. Thankfully, there was a place for both my child & I to stay during a time of many transitions. Thanks to the program structure & caring staff members, I was able to save enough money to move into my own apartment at the young age of 18. The feeling of being able to provide for myself & son was so empowering! I went on to earn a bachelor's degree from CSU, Fullerton. I am forever grateful for the concrete foundation Crittenton offered for me to be successful in life. Now, I am a member of the Board of Trustees for The National Crittenton Foundation. They have opened up so many doors for me to give back & help empower other young women. The staff members at The National Crittenton Foundation are top-notch & committed to making a difference for young women everywhere.

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My life's successes are a reflection of Crittenton. I am forever grateful there was a place like Crittenton for my son & I when there were no other options for us. I cringe to think what may have been otherwise. As for being a board member, I see first-hand the passion behind the efforts towards making The National Crittenton Foundation the leader in breaking the cycles of abuse & changing future generations for the better. I stand taller knowing I am part of such an organization.

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

I would change nothing about the organization. If I could change people's habits, I would insist they see the power many small donations among a large number of people can have in changing the lives of forgotten young women at the margin between hope & despair.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Former client

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Member of the Board of Trustees & former client.