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Covid-19 Update

While the country is practicing social distancing and shelter in place measures, we wanted to update you on what we are doing at Florence Crittenton to navigate theses unchartered waters. Florence Crittenton’s leadership team continues to closely monitor the evolving...

Our Commitment to Florence Crittenton’s Clients and Staff

 Florence Crittenton’s leadership team has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19. It has brought uncertainty and disruption to the communities we serve, and we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our...

Upcoming Parenting Classes & Groups

Florence Crittenton is delighted to offer a wide range of parenting classes to all parents and caregivers in our community.  These classes are an excellent opportunity to learn some great skills and understand your child's developmental stage and their needs. Love...

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter

In a world where we are overcome with concerns about the safety and wellbeing of our children, we at Florence Crittenton believe that path to change starts by ensuring our most vulnerable citizens – our children – have the best possible start. We believe this requires compassion, hard work and change.

Circle of Security® Parenting™ Classes

Circle of Security® Parenting™ Classes: Our next session of this incredible parenting class starts on November 14 (Thursdays) from 5:00-6:30 PM and is held at Florence Crittenton's Community Services at 901 N Harris, Helena. The class runs for 8 weeks and is...

New Parenting Class Dates Released

Below are the dates for the next session of parenting classes available at Florence Crittenton's Outreach Center.  Classes are available to parents and caregivers of all ages. Love and Logic will be Mondays 5:30-7:30, running from October 14 – November 18. Circle of...

Florence Crittenton releases 2017-18 Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2018 was a year of new horizons for Florence Crittenton. After a thorough review of the emerging needs of the clients we serve, we were able to revision services needed for families to succeed. Our goal is to develop a comprehensive programming approach that supports the entire family along their journey to wellness. Our attention to understanding trauma, the need for healing relationships and the right support at the right time has allow us to improve opportunities for young families.

Florence Crittenton announces new Executive Director

Florence Crittenton’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that following an extensive search Carrie Krepps has been chosen as the new Executive Director.  Carrie joined Florence Crittenton in March, 2010 as the Grants Officer.  She quickly fell in love with the...

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Support Our Girls

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Join us for Florence Crittentton’s 10th Annual Support Our Girls, this year with a quirky little twist.  Support Our Girls has moved to Girls Night In!  Gather a group of friends at home, pick up your party box including delicious appetizers, wine and fun decorations, and tune in online for a hilarious auction of incredible decorated bra packages.  Back by popular demand the wine pull and raffle where everyone’s a winner!

For more information and to reserve your party box go to All proceeds benefit the young families participating in Florence Crittenton’s life changing programs.


Upcoming Parenting Classes & Groups

Thursday, January 1, 1970

Florence Crittenton is delighted to offer a wide range of parenting classes to all parents and caregivers in our community.  These classes are an excellent opportunity to learn some great skills and understand your child’s developmental stage and their needs.

Love & Logic for All Ages

Love & Logic is a relationship-based, natural consequences approach to parenting. This is a video-based curriculum facilitated by our parenting educator which will provide discussion, tools and tips to try with your own family.

Next Sessions:

June 18 – July 23, Thursdays, 5 – 7pm

Circle of Security®

Circle of Security® Parenting is an attachment-based nurturing approach to understanding children’s needs..  The program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Next Sessions:

June 15 – August 3, Mondays, 5 – 6.30pm

Loving Your Baby from the Inside Out

A nurturing prenatal baby-focused course, designed to empower and prepare young pregnant mothers for bonding throughout pregnancy, for labor, delivery, and the postpartum period.

This class is ongoing, join at anytime during your pregnancy

Class time:  Ongoing on Mondays from 3 – 4pm

Services for Families with Substance Use:

Nurturing Parenting Classes

Florence Crittenton is delighted to be offering Nurturing Parenting Classes for adults who are in treatment and/or recovery for substance use problems, and who are in parenting relationships with children.  It is also useful for partners of parents with substance use problems and extended family members who are parenting the children of adults with substance use disorders.

This unique curriculum is taught by 2 Master Nurturing Parenting trainers, 1 who is also a Licensed Addictions Counselor.

Next Session:   Mid June – October

Community Substance Use Group Therapy Sessions

Substance Use Groups are ongoing and are held on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm and Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Groups are an open format and are influenced by cognitive behavioral interventions with the hopes of identifying goals and ambitions for clients and how to reach those goals and how continued substance use could impact them reaching those goals.

Groups are open to parents and caregivers of all ages and both mothers and fathers are welcome.

How to register:

Please email our Admissions Coordinator Isabelle Hunt to register for one of our groups and classes.


All classes are billable to insurance, Medicaid or private payment.  Scholarships available for those unable to pay.


Community Outreach Center at 901 N Harris, Helena, MT 59601.


Childcare is available if required.



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