Creating new beginnings for young lives was the driving passion of Charles Crittenton, the founder of Florence Crittenton, whose life’s mission was to help communities around the nation serve young women in need. That passion and commitment lives on in our mission today: To give every girl whose life we touch safety, hope and opportunity.

Our mission is supported by our vision of to be the national leader in changing the future for girls. We do this by: Achieving excellence in all we do, growing to serve all girls in need and being the foremost expert in gender-specific services for girls.

CARF Accreditation

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit organization that surveys and accredits health and human services providers worldwide. A service or program that is CARF accredited has passed an in-depth on-site review and has demonstrated substantial conformance to internationally recognized standards for quality.

Florence Crittenton is currently accredited in the following:

    • Outpatient Treatment – Integrated: SUD/Mental Health – Children and Adolescents
    • Residential Treatment – Mental Health – Children and Adolescents

Our accreditation is a public commitment that we strive to:

    • Involve persons served and their families in their service planning.  
    • Respect individual cultural preferences.  
    • Be accountable to our funding sources, referral agencies, and the community at large. 
    • Address health and safety concerns, such as building safety and emergency preparedness. 
    • Maintain management practices that are efficient, cost-effective, and based on outcomes and consumer satisfaction.

For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the survey process, visit www.carf.org.

CARF Accreditation Gold Seal