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Crittenton In The News
Crittenton Spearheads a Bill in Charleston
February 5, 2013
Crittenton Services, Inc. has written and proposed legislation that would help children across West Virginia. This
legislation is supported by the West Virginia Child Care Association and more...
Crittenton Celebrates Thanksgiving
November 20, 2012
Crittenton Services is celebrating Thanksgiving with the girls and babies in its residential program, staff, board members and
volunteers. Thanks to a donation from Whiteside Chevrolet Cadillac more...
Crittenton's President and CEO Speaks in Washington
October 29, 2012
Crittenton Services, Inc.'s President and CEO Kathy Szafran just returned to Wheeling after participating and speaking at an briefing
held by the National Crittenton Foundation at the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. more...
Crittenton Honors Graduates
May 18, 2012
Crittenton Services, Inc. is celebrating graduation this week. The ceremony will be held at Bridge
Street Middle School on Thursday, May 17. more...
Sam's Club Helps Stock Crittenton
April 10, 2012
Crittenton Services, Inc. has a new stock of diapers, thanks to Sam’s Club in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Sam's Club contacted Crittenton about the donation, which included 50 cases of more...
Crittenton Services, Inc. Staff Awarded for Excellence
September 30, 2011
A Crittenton Services, Inc. employee and an Ohio County Schools employee working with Crittenton received
recognition for their dedicated work with children at the annual West Virginia Child Care Association Conference in Bridgeport, W.Va. more...
Wellspring Family Services Receives Donation
June 17, 2011
Wellspring Family Services, a division of Crittenton Services, Inc., has a new sign at its New Martinsville
location, thanks to the generosity of Bridgeport Equipment and Tool/ERB Electric Sign Division. more...
Local Churches Restock Crittenton
May 25, 2011
Crittenton Services' Junior Board and several Wheeling-area churches are coming together to restock Crittenton
Services, inc. and celebrate motherhood. more...
Crittenton Honors Graduates
May 18, 2011
Crittenton Services, Inc. celebrated graduation this week. The ceremony was held at Bridge Street Middle School on Tuesday, May 17.
Crittenton to Cook for the Community
March 19, 2011
WHEELING - They have endured lives of abuse and neglect, and now the young girls residing at Crittenton Services,
Inc. will look beyond themselves, and work to serve the needs of others as they prepare a hearty meal for the less fortunate. more...
Local Artists give back to Crittenton Services
March 19, 2011
This year, a new and exciting feature is being offered before and during Crittenton Service, Inc.'s annual
fundraiser "Paint the Town Pink-Pink and the City," thanks to the generosity of more than 25 talented local artists, photographers, potters, quilters and jewelry
Crittenton Offers Health & Wellness Screening
November 8, 2010
As a part of Crittenton Services' efforts to promote health and wellness among its clients and
employees, the agency recently offered the first of a planned annual event, the Verna Galbreath Health and Wellness Screening. The screening was initially offered
as a service to employees. With help provided by Wheeling more...
Former Client Testifies at US Senate Caucus
November 4, 2010
WHEELING - After a true transformation from broken to restored, lost to found, and hopeless to hopeful, a former
client of Crittenton Services, Inc. was recently chosen to speak during a Senate Caucus on Foster Youth - "Call to Action" held in Washington, DC.
November 3, 2010
Crittenton Services, Inc. has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). In making this
announcement, COA recognized Crittenton's commitment to maintaining the highest level of standards and quality improvement exemplifying the high performance
standards and commitment to its constituents to deliver more...
Falling Through the Cracks
October 25, 2010
Morgantown, WV -- Suicide; bullying; dropping out of school...these are some of the most critical issues facing
the professionals who work with children and teens. These difficult issues inspired the theme, "Falling Through the Cracks - Prevention Strategies for Kids at
Risk," for this year's West Virginia Child Care Association more...
Soup & Salad Showoff Moves to McLure
September 20, 2010
An amazing array of unique salads, succulent soups along with distinctive and delicious desserts are offered at
the Crittenton Services Junior Board Soup and Salad Showoff on October 13 at the McLure City Center Hotel. The annual event raises money for the volunteer
support of Crittenton's Residential Services Program, which more...
The Steaks Are Fried for Crittenton
September 9, 2010
Boyd's Barn in Triadelphia is the bucolic locale as Crittenton Services holds its annual fall steak fry on
Saturday, September 25. For $15 per person, guests will enjoy a steak dinner, dessert, music and square dancing. Filled with antiques and collectibles, the barn
is journey through time, with pictures and memorabilia from Wheeling's more...
Wellspring Expands Services
July 1, 2010
With 115 years of experience in helping children and families in need, Crittenton Services will soon be offering
outpatient behavioral health services in Wood, Wirt, Calhoun, Ritchie and Pleasants counties. Operating under the name Wellspring Family Services, the West
Virginia-based nonprofit offers a broad range of services from more...
Junior Board Announces New Officers; Seeks Volunteers
July 1, 2010
The Junior Board, the volunteer organization serving the local non-profit behavioral health treatment service
Crittenton Services, recently elected new officers and is putting out a call for new volunteers. Carrie McKenzie was elected president, with Libby Reasbeck
as vice president and Shirley Dvorcek as secretary. Josalyn Ice more...
June 24, 2010
I get it. I really do. There is certainly some justification in the backlash about the Oscar-nominated film
"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" by African Americans. The movie depicts an illiterate, obese black teenager who has two children by her father.
NY Times journalist Ishmael Reed said he felt as if he were more...
May 9, 2010
Even when it isn't Mothers' Day, most people honor and respect mothers as holding a special place in families and in
society at large. Mothers are revered, honored and loved as unconditionally as they love their own children. This is generally true of all mothers, with one
notable exception: teenage mothers. more...
Wellspring Morgantown Site Director Appointed
April 27, 2010
With ten years of experience in the behavioral health field, Michelle Molisee took over the reign of Wellspring
Family Services in Morgantown in late February eager to share her expertise and to build upon the many services offered through the agency.
Wellspring Wheeling Site Director Appointed
March 19, 2010
Robert W. Kolb has been appointed as site director at Wellspring Family Services' office in Wheeling. Wellspring
offers a broad range of services from outpatient counseling to home-based services in 18 counties in northern West Virginia. The Wheeling office covers Ohio
and Marshall counties. Wellspring is a division of Crittenton more...
A Wicked Party
March 9, 2010
A wicked time is guaranteed for all, according to the staff and volunteers planning Crittenton Services' annual
fundraising gala, "Paint the Town Pink," which is embracing the theme "Wicked in Pink" this year. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27 at the
Wheeling Artisan Center. Wicked in Pink's major sponsor is more...
Mollohan Foundation Donates $4,000
February 8, 2010
The Robert H. Mollohan Family Charitable Foundation awarded Crittenton Services of Wheeling a $4,000 grant to
support costs associated with purchasing health and wellness equipment and educational materials. The grant will assist Crittenton's gender-responsive program
for at-risk young women between the ages of 12 and more...
Planning for Pink
January 19, 2010
What's green, wicked and wears a pointed hat? The answer is the witch from Oz in "Wicked," which is the theme of
Crittenton Services' annual fundraising gala, "Paint the Town Pink," scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27 at the Wheeling Artisan Center. Now in its seventh
year, Paint the Town Pink is a highly-anticipated evening more...
Community Gives to Crittenton Gifts Program
December 18, 2009
Children and young women living in Crittenton Services' residential home will enjoy a happier Christmas this
year thanks in no small part to the generous outpouring of gifts donated by a variety of community organizations, businesses and individuals. Several churches
and universities have sponsored giving trees, allowing more...
Crittenton Services' Educator Honored by State Association
Nov. 12, 2009
A Wheeling classroom specialist dedicated to helping at-risk students was recognized by a state association for
extraordinary work despite her own life-threatening challenges. Crittenton Services' alternative school instructor Jan Bragg recently won the honor of Child
Care Worker of the Year at the West Virginia Child Care more...
Salad Luncheon Moves Downtown; Adds Soup Cook-Off
A popular annual lunchtime event that offers a variety of soups and salads from professional chefs and
volunteers is moving to downtown Wheeling and adding a competition. Crittenton Services' Junior Board will present its annual Soup and Salad Event on October
14 at the Health Plan Pavilion in WesBanco Arena. The luncheon more...