Solving Crises Before They Become Catastrophes
The Crittenton Cupboard is our virtual pantry, stocked with basic necessities and emergency funding to help our girls and their families when they need it most.
98% of Crittenton girls live in economically challenged communities. Over the years, when they had nowhere else to turn, we’ve stepped in, providing computers for school, safe rides home, feminine products, and school uniforms, among other essential supplies.
We’re also one of the first places our girls’ families turn when they’re in crisis. They know we can help them access much-needed public programs and services. And when the need has been urgent—or didn’t fall within the scope of any agency—Crittenton dug into its modest budget to find the funds for everything from physical therapy to car repairs.
These days, tight budgets at home are being squeezed more than ever. Thanks to our generous donors, the Cupboard will be there, helping to ensure unanticipated financial hardships don’t snowball into insurmountable challenges for our girls and their families.
“This past year, Crittenton was able to grant all the emergency funding requests that came in,” says Crittenton Board Chair LaTara Harris. “From a management perspective, the Cupboard has made us more efficient, more effective, and better prepared for the unexpected. From the perspective of our girls and their families, the Cupboard has been a lifeline that helped them through some of their darkest times and greatest challenges.”
LaTara Harris, Crittenton Board Chair
Thanks to the more than 80 people who participated!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR AMAZING CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
who went above and beyond on behalf of the more than 800 black and brown teen girls Crittenton serves.
Cupboard Chair, Director, Guidehouse; Member, Crittenton Board of Directors
Former FCC Commission; Member, Crittenton Board of Directors
CEO and Founder, Mountain Peak Strategies
Emerita Trustee, Round House Theatre
SVP, Regulatory Affairs, DirecTV
Founder, Politics with Purpose
Founding Partner, TargetSmart Communications
Partner, Wiley Law
Interim President & CEO, Crittenton Services of Greater Washington
Principle, 3 Star Development Solutions
Caroline Van Wie
Vice President, Federal Regulatory, AT&T