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It’s #NationalVolunteerWeek and Crittenton Says Thank You!

5/1/2020 8:00 AM

Hi there Crittenton pals! It’s #NationalVolunteerWeek and Crittenton Centers wants to give out a big thank you to all of its volunteers!


In This Together

4/17/2020 8:00 AM


You Are Not Alone — We Are Here To Help!

4/10/2020 8:00 AM

Originally designed as a home-visiting program, The Milestones Program provides a strengths-based model built on the acknowledgment of family strengths. Thanks to the availability of technology, we are able to extend our Milestones Program to families via telecommunication.


Crittenton Centers is finding new ways to serve those in need

3/27/2020 8:00 AM

Within the past week alone, families and individuals everywhere have been experiencing the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. What many people don’t realize is that preexisting crises don’t necessarily go away when another crisis hits.


We All Need Help Sometimes

3/13/2020 8:00 AM

Our Stepping Stones Program was designed to help support pregnant and/or parenting teens who are legal wards of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.


A Little Love Goes A Long Way

2/28/2020 9:30 AM

This week we’re highlighting our donors for the unending support they provide!


I was blessed to be adopted at the age of five days old by two loving parents. I also want to give thanks to the young lady that chose to give me life.

I met my birth mother

12/30/2019 2:29 AM

Steve tells his Crittenton story in his own words from meeting his birth mother, finding the receipt from Crittenton, and how he serves others today.


Thankful for all of you

Crittenton Centers: Festival of Trees

11/28/2019 9:30 PM

The Festival of Trees aims to spread the holiday spirit while also using proceeds from the festival to help Crittenton Centers programs like its Crisis Nursery, Child Development Center, along with other programs and resources it provides the Peoria area.


In Times of Need, Use Crittenton Centers' Crisis Nursery

10/18/2019 12:00 PM

A single mother of two young children receives a call in the middle of the night about her father being involved in a major car accident. The hospital informs her that he needs immediate surgery and as next of kin she needs to sign off for the procedure. She knows she won’t be able to properly make decisions for her father while also taking care of her kids, stressing her out even further...


Learning Knows No Barriers at Crittenton

9/24/2019 8:00 AM

With summer winding down and labor day well behind us, kids everywhere are getting reaccustomed to early mornings and long days full of learning. The education a child receives in their first five years of life form the stepping stones for a lifetime of learning. All children deserve a chance to learn in an environment that is safe, fun, and nurturing...


Kenzie Hart's donation to the Crisis Nursery - 2016

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

7/19/2019 9:00 AM

A Gift That Keeps On Giving One thing that never fails to bring a smile to my face is the gift of giving. However, many people seem to ...


Moving Boxes

Stories that need to be shared - Family Services

3/27/2017 8:04 AM

During the past two years in my role as Family Services Coordinator, I have observed many families’ stories. These stories are one that needed to be shared....


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What a Day

2/1/2017 12:00 AM

What A Day…Have you ever said to yourself what a day with a sigh?


Collage of Kids reading books

"Just one more, please!"

1/22/2017 3:48 PM

It is such a pleasure to hear the children in our Child Development Center (CDC) daycare and preschool requesting "just one more, please!"


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Top Ten Thankful Things

11/11/2016 12:00 AM

November is definitely the season of gratitude and thankfulness! The month is spent in anticipation of gathering with friends, family and loved ones on Thanksgiving to celebrate and reflect on the countless number of things we have to be thankful for...


Making History Every Day

11/5/2016 12:15 PM

When I was in college what now seems like another life time ago, I was a secondary education major with an emphasis in history. My ambition at that time was to teach history and coach soccer on the high school level. This was partially due to two reasons; I was inspired by a couple of teachers (thank you Mr. Bonine and Mr. Lawson), and I have always enjoyed learning about and from history...


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