My journey to Florence Crittenton began when I was 21 years old. Before coming to Florence Crittenton my life was very tough. I had a difficult childhood, my mom passed away when I was 3 and my Dad was in and out of my life until he too passed away in 2017. My older...
Before coming to Florence Crittenton, I was living in Big Timber, Montana. I was struggling with staying in school, using drugs and spending time with people a lot older than me that were not a good influence. I was living with my Grandma because my mom didn’t want...
I was 16 and pregnant when I was sent to Florence Crittenton 9 years ago. I had had a really difficult childhood, my parents didn’t really care about me and I had been in several foster homes and group homes. I ended up staying until my daughters 3rd birthday and...
My story begins about 13 years ago. It was a normal spring day, and I had stayed home sick from school. Someone my family had trusted, someone I trusted, raped me in my home that day. Needless to say, things would never be the same for my family and I again. My mother...
Dear Florence Crittenton Staff, Before I came here I was in a bad place in many different ways, most of which you all know about. I was a very damaged person about to bring a baby into the world and I was very scared even if I never told anyone. After I got here I was...
I was just 13 when I got to the Crittenton Home. Scared and all alone not knowing what really just happened to me. It took a little bit to get used to. After I started engaging myself in their programs, I realized what little I knew about having a kid…. let alone...
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.