Officials with Florence Crittenton Family Services said Tuesday they would reopen their Youth Maternity Home in October, after temporarily closing it in late 2021 due to staffing shortages related to COVID-19.
Crittenton will now be able to welcome women ages 12-21 and their children back to the facility.
Crittenton’s Executive Director Carrie Krepps said they were “beyond thrilled” to be reopening this “critical and foundational program.”
“This is who we are at our deepest and most historical core,” she said in a news release. “To serve these young women and their children is our greatest honor, as we are serving two generations of youth within this program.”
The program serves young women who have experienced significant trauma, homelessness, are either in the foster care system or juvenile justice, coping with mental health and substance use disorders, and who are pregnant and or parenting, Crittenton officials said.
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Florence Crittenton Family Services, a nonprofit group, is at 3404 Cooney Drive.
THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record
Crittenton’s team includes medical and clinical directors, masters-level