Empowering girls to overcome obstacles, make positive choices, and achieve their dreams.

FOR MORE THAN 132 YEARS, Crittenton Services of Greater Washington has been the top leadership, empowerment, and advocacy organization for youth and teen girls in Washington, DC and Maryland.

We Serve Middle and High School Girls

facing adversity, helping them attain the social and emotional learning (SEL) skills to excel in school, have healthy relationships, and grow into confident and resilient young women.

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Our Philosophy

We believe in a whole-girl, whole-community (holistic) approach. Our programs and activities are specifically designed to meet girls where they are, with mentorship, sisterhood, academic support and appropriate goal setting.

SNEAKERS

A program for girls navigating the challenges and choices of the 8th to 12th grades.

GOAL SETTING GIRLS

A 28-week curriculum that focuses on social and emotional learning for 6th and 7th graders.

PEARLS

A positive youth development program for young women who are pregnant or parenting.

133rd Anniversary Celebration

November 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Every year, we come together to applaud the amazing girls of Crittenton Services of Greater Washington and honor distinguished community leaders, at a crucial fundraising event that powers the organization’s vital work.

We are looking forward to seeing you all for the main event.

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Leteria: A Sneakers Success Story

On the outside, I looked like a typical 16-year-old high school student. But, on the inside, I was secretly suffering. It felt like the world was against me. Then I joined Crittenton.

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