Alyssa's Story*
"In 2012, that's when everything happened to me. At the time he was 31 and I was 12 years old. Nobody knew except my mom. My mom loved me too much to hurt me so she just let it happen and I talked her into letting me be with him. I had my 14th birthday party, that same night my son was conceived. When my son was one month old I told my best friend the whole story. She told me that she had to call the police and that's when a detective came. That same day my brothers, sisters, my son and I were taken away from my mom. 

Being at Girls Ranch has changed my life in the whole year and a half that I've been here. When I arrived my parenting skills were not so good. I soon realized that I needed to better myself as a mom and as a person. I began therapy and worked with the group home staff to learn how to care for myself and my son."

Alyssa and her son were successfully discharged from GR with completion of her self-sufficiently plan. She was a part of the GR program for nearly two years and has been reunited with a family relative. She is enrolled in high school with plans to attend a two-year cosmetology program upon graduation. Alyssa's son is happy and thriving.

*Told in her own words. Not the actual photo of client's child, and the client's name has been changed for confidentiality purposes.
Thank You
Florence Crittenton would like to thank our generous supporters from our Crittenton Society for the month of December:
  • Abbott Downing/Denise McClain 
  • Mark McKeever
  • Bonnie Mendoza and Arnold Mejia
  • George Sheer
  • Shoumaker Family Fund
  • Dr. Kellie M. Warren
Crittenton Society is  comprised of dedicated members who are committed to furthering the agency's mission and enhancing  vital services.  Click here to learn more about how you can become a Crittenton Society member today. 

A special thank you to our gracious supporters for the month of December:
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Dan and Kathy Grubb Foundation
  • HonorHealth
  • K2 Foundation
  • JW Kieckhefer Foundation
  • The Whiteman Foundation 
  • TW Lewis Foundation
The Wigwam and Arizona Coyotes Hometown Hero Award
We are excited to share that Darlene Shephard, a volunteer with Florence Crittenton for more than 40 years, was honored as the The Wigwam Hometown Hero at the Arizona Coyotes game on Thursday, December 29, 2016.

The Hometown Hero recognizes individuals who are making a positive impact on people's lives every day. 

Congratulations Darlene for a much deserved honor. As one of the client states, "I love that she's positive, entertaining and a great person to be around. No matter what happens, she's always there for you and she never breaks promises."
The Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona Amazing Reward, Amazing Women 
Amanda Lasita, Director of Development and Communications, was recognized as The Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona Amazing Reward, Amazing Women at the Phoenix Suns game on Sunday, January 8, 2017. 

The Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona partnered to recognize women who demonstrate amazing qualities throughout their community and in their everyday life. 

Congratulations Amanda!  As one nominator stated, "Amanda has such an incredible heart, and every single day she is an asset to young people in the Valley.  From her role  at Florence Crittenton to serving in the community in her free time, she's touching the lives of youth in Arizona. Amanda is  a  member of Suns88, Junior League Arizona and a Wish Granter for Make-a-Wish Arizona. She also serves on the board of the Grand Canyon University Alumni Association - Phoenix Chapter. "
Birdies for Charity
Open House

Be a part of the 2017  WM Phoenix Open  while also helping us provide safety, hope and opportunity to girls in need by making a Birdies for Charity pledge. 

You can pledge one cent or more for every birdie made in the tournament with 100% of it benefiting Florence Crittenton. 

Click here to learn more or make your pledge .
Are you interested in learning more about Florence Crittenton and seeing the agency's beautiful campus? 

Mark your calendar and come join us on January 24th  at 8:30 a.m. Tours are guided by a client in our Therapeutic Group Home and a student from the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona. 

To RSVP,  click here.
Community Spotlight
We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to those who helped make this holiday season brighter for all of those in our care from group outings, hosting donation drives to special gifts on Christmas Day. 
- EuroRhythm Dance Studio 
Fashion Group International
Florence Crittenton Auxiliary 

Nancy W. and the Biltmore Besties 
- Rona Kasen
- The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

The 2017 Teaming Up For Girls co-chairs, Tahnia McKeever and Cathy Stein, along with Florence Crittenton, invite you to join us at the 15th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn.

Simone Biles, 10x World Champion, 4x Olympic Gold Medalist and Foster Care Advocate, will be participating in a moderated Q&A at this year's event.

This inspiring luncheon raises funds to help further our mission of providing every girl whose life we touch safety, hope and opportunity. Join us as we commemorate our 120th year of empowering girls and young women in our community.

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