Former Crittenton Client Celebrates Milestone | Crittenton Services, Inc.
Former Crittenton Client Celebrates Milestone
(L) Charese Jameson (R) Charnee Jameson
Charese Jameson, former Crittenton client and member of the Crittenton family, is celebrating her daughter's high school graduation this week.
As a young mom, Charese received support services and therapy at Crittenton Services, Inc. in Wheeling that helped her break the cycle of
violence and young parenthood that crossed generations in her family, dating all the way back to the days of slavery. When Charese gave
birth to her daughter, Charnee, she instantly fell in love with her. In the beginning, they certainly didn't have it easy. They moved from
place to place and relied on food stamps, Medicaid and federal-funded day care to survive.
Today, Charese is a successful businesswoman working in the technology field and Charnee will be attending Weaver State College, where she
will earn a major in marketing and a minor in theater, which is her passion. Charese is proud that Charnee is the first young woman in the
history of their family to graduate high school without being pregnant.
"I would have done anything to help my daughter. She was and is the light of my life, but I couldn't have done it without the support and
treatment I received when I was pregnant. My time at Crittenton laid the foundation for the rest of my life and Charnee's too, free of abuse
and violence and full of love and success," said Charese.
Crittenton's residential program is a behavioral health residential facility for girls 12-18 in West Virginia, offering the only licensed
maternity care treatment facility in the state. Crittenton also serves young women who aren't pregnant or parenting. The girls in treatment
at Crittenton are victims of abuse, neglect, sexual assault, some of whom are battling drug addiction, depression and a variety of other
Crittenton's Cradles to Crayons Child Care Center offers child care for infants and toddlers at its Elm Grove and Wheeling Park High School
sites. Cradles to Crayons also offers before and after care services at Woodsdale and Middlecreek Elementary schools and the universal pre-k
program at Middle Creek Elementary.
Crittenton also operates Wellspring Family Services, an outpatient counseling service available in 18 counties, with five offices in Wheeling,
Weirton, New Martinsville, Parkersburg and Morgantown. Wellspring Family Services is currently serving more than 500 children, families and
For more information call 1-800-280-2229 or go to our website www.florencecrittenton.net.