Marchita Mays joined Florence Crittenton in 2019 as the Development Services Coordinator. Marchita is a Montana native and was raised in Missoula. Growing up in a large family, she learned the importance of family values and traditions. She is passionate about the...
Deniese joined Florence Crittenton is December 2018 as Donor Relations Coordinator. This is her second experience with Florence Crittenton as in 1974 she was a client and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy while in our residential program. She credits Florence...
Stephanie serves as Florence Crittenton’s Clinical Therapist. Prior to joining the team at Florence Crittenton, Stephanie completed her internship at the Lotus in the private practice setting. There she utilized expressive arts and movement therapy techniques...
Meghan is the Early Childhood and Family Specialist for Florence Crittenton. Meghan earned a BS in Elementary Education from The University of Montana-Western and is finishing her MA in Educational Counseling from Montana State University-Northern, as well as having a...
Amber comes to us from Minnesota where she completed her bachelor’s in social work in 2016. Amber formerly worked as an Independent Living Skills worker and Case Manager for Adults with Unique Abilities. Amber came to Helena to serve a year with AmeriCorps at...
Sarabeth serves as Florence Crittenton’s Clinical Supervisor. She has supported children and families in a variety of settings, including experiences as a school-based therapist and kindergarten teacher. Her passion lies in cultivating healthy attachments between...
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: January 16-February 20, Thursdays, 5-7 pm
April 6 – May 11, Mondays, 5.30 – 7.30pm
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: January 27-March 23, Mondays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
April 9 – May 28, Thursdays, 5 -6.30pm
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: Thursdays January 9 – April 30 – 3:15-4:45 PM & 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.