The Crittenton Center was founded in 1895 and has pioneered services to children and families in need in the Siouxland area for over 100 years.
We strive to strengthen and empower youth and families through a wide range of high quality, family focused, child centered and community based programs. There are currently more than 20 programs and services being offered.
Some of Our Programs Include:
•Shelter and Youth Development •Emergency Shelter Care •Healthy Families of Iowa •Maternal Health •Project Life •Stella Sanford Child Development Center •Stella Sanford Preschool •West High Infant Center •Westside Resource Center
Donatations provide: •$25.00-To provide a day of childcare for one child •$78.00-To provide a six week parenting class for one family •$127.00-To provide a day of shelter care for one child/youth •$278.00-To provide 25 days of COAR services for one child •$600.00-To provide low-intensity TAPS services for one month •$705.00-To provide prenatal through postpartum care for one woman
While we have tried to make this site comprehensive, there may be information we have not covered. Please feel free to email or call us with any questions you may have and we would be glad to provide you further details.
Main Offices: 303 West 24th Street Sioux City, Iowa 51104 Phone: (712) 255-4321 Fax: (712) 252-4743
Crittenton Center for Shelter & Youth Development 3901 Green Avenue Sioux City, Iowa 51106 Phone: (712) 252-8262 Fax: (712) 252-8265
Stella Sanford Child Development Center 1724 Geneva Street Sioux City, Iowa 51103 Phone: (712) 255-6832 Fax: (712) 252-4785
Westside Resource Center We are in the process of moving. Phone: (712) 293-1748
Since its inception, Crittenton Center has evolved to meet the needs of children and families. Today, the mission is "Crittenton Center: Fostering independence and dignity in partnership with families for more than 100 years."
Highlights of Crittenton Center history include:
•1882-Charles Crittenton’s daughter, Florence, stricken with Scarlet Fever, died. Mr. Crittenton vowed to help women and children experiencing homelessness and personal crisis with no other place to go.
•1894-Dr. Agnes Eichelberger and Police Matron Thurston began organizing a home for indigent children in Sioux City.
•1895-Property purchased, Board of Directors organized, and the Babies’ Home Society established.
•1896-Babies’ Home Society merged with the Women’s Home Society, expanding services to include maternity care and adoption.
•1904-The Society received its Charter and became a member of the national Florence Crittenton Home Mission.
•1906-Construction of the building located at 1105 – 28th Street completed.
•1907-Florence Crittenton Home dedicated. Services expanded to include care of neglected children under the age of three.
•1914-Construction of the Maternity Hospital, adjacent to Florence Crittenton Home completed.
Category: Social Services
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