In 1896, just thirteen years after Charles Crittenton opened the Florence Crittenton Night Mission in New York, his “Good News Train” made its way to Phoenix, Arizona. While it has undergone location and program changes over the 122 years it’s been in operation, Florence Crittenton of Arizona has never strayed from its mission:
“To give every girl whose life we touch safety, hope and opportunity.”
Florence Crittenton of Arizona includes three group homes, permanent supportive housing, and community-based treatment with skills training. Florence Crittenton’s GLAAZ is the first public, and only free single-gender charter high school in Arizona. In every program staff provide trauma-informed services that utilize evidence-based practices, and both gender-and culturally-responsive interventions.
Individual, group, and family therapy are available in a range of programs, as well as substance abuse treatment, leadership development and empowerment, independent living skills, psychiatric services, medical care, education, and recreational activities. Florence Crittenton of Arizona also promotes community engagement through volunteer opportunities and community events.
Kellie M. Warren, Psy.D., is the current Chief Executive Officer of Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona. Prior to becoming CEO, Dr. Warren worked as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer, a position which oversees all of the programming and services Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona provides on its multiple campuses. Before her work with Crittenton, Dr. Warren served as the Deputy Director for the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections where she also held positions as Assistant Director of Programs and Institutions and as the Clinical Director of Medical and Behavioral Health Services.
Along with her work as CEO of Florence Crittenton of Arizona, Dr. Warren is also an adjunct professor at Argosy University. She has made local television and radio appearances, and has presented for national and international audiences.