COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall For Girls of Color and Gender Fluid Youth of Color

Please join us in partnership with The Black Swan Academy, DC Coalition For Girls and YWCA National Capital Area next Thursday for a Virtual Town Hall Open discussion for girls of color and gender fluid youth of color to hear from a medical expert on the facts about the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as learn stress management techniques and self-care strategies from a licensed therapist.

This is a safe space, where the teens and young women can share concerns and challenges that they’re facing, and feel empowered to lead our community in thinking through the responses, solutions and actions that they and their families need. Please share with any youth you know that may be interested.

Register HERE:

Crittenton Services High Tea Postponed

Dear Friends of Crittenton, 

It is with deep regret that we inform you that Crittenton Services of Greater Washington will be postponing our 2020 Talk With A Teen Girl High Tea, originally scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd, to a date to be determined. Our team has been in close communication with local public officials and we have collectively decided that this postponement is in the best interest of public health and safety.  

Please know that we continue to serve our 600 teen girls by moving our program delivery on-line. Now is a critical time for our services, especially as our teen girls are experiencing increased stress, social isolation, job loss for themselves and family members and food scarcity during this pandemic. 

As we continue to monitor the Corona-virus situation very closely, we are coordinating with our staff, schools and communities and adhering to the standards and regulations outlined by the CDC. Depending on the state of public health later this spring, we are aiming for a rescheduled High Tea in early June. We are excited about having our young ladies participate, learn and grow from the caring adults at the table for the High Tea in a safe and healthy environment.  

We know just how special of an event the High Tea is and hold so much gratitude for the community that has developed around it. That said, these are unprecedented circumstances and we must prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of our teen girls and our community.  

We thank you for your continued support as we move forward in the face of these difficult times and we look forward to seeing everyone at our next High Tea.  Some of you have reached out to ask how you can help our teen girls during this challenging time. The V&S Foundation generously provided on Friday, March 13th a $5,000 grant for an emergency fund. We are seeking to match those funds. In just one week, we have helped 22 families and 102 adults and children. If you would like to help, please donate, in any amount, to our COVID-19 Emergency Fund by clicking this link HERE. 

Take care and stay safe,


President & CEO