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First time mom – written by Cheyenne Bartelt

I first started working for Florence Crittenton when my oldest son was eight months old. We had chosen to move home to Montana after I begged my husband to move for my dream part time job. The mission of Florence Crittenton has always been near and dear to my heart...

Connie Lieding Scholarship Fund Opportunities

On an annual basis The Connie Lieding Scholarship Fund will award funds to young women between the ages of 16-27. Awards from $100 – $3,000 can be used to support young women in obtaining a GED, attending a vocational program, two- or four year-college or university...

Florence Crittenton Reopens Residential Programs

Florence Crittenton is delighted to announce more comprehensive treatment for young parents and children through the re-opening of its residential programs under an expanded model of care. Many young women that are served are anticipated to have co-occurring mental...

Florence Crittenton To Offer New Treatment Program

HELENA – In about three months Florence Crittenton in Helena will implement a new treatment model for young mothers and pregnant women. In recent years the center for young parents and families has seen an increase in substance abuse and the effects the using has on...

Infant and Toddler Childcare Spots Available!

Looking for exceptional child care? Florence Crittenton offers the highest level of nurturing care for infants and toddlers aged 0-2 and has openings immediately. Please call 406 442 6950 x211 to arrange a tour and to meet our exceptional caregivers.  For more...

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Support Our Girls

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Save the date for a fabulous night out at our 9th Annual Support Our Girls on Thursday September 17th at the Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds. This fun event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a hilarious auction of fabulously decorated bras. All proceeds benefit the young families participating in Florence Crittenton’s 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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