Florence Crittenton Services and Chicanos Por La Causa Join Forces

Arizona’s second-oldest social services agency and one of the largest community development corporations in the country come together to empower young women

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On the anniversary of 125 years of service, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona is excited to announce that it will become an affiliate nonprofit agency of Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC). Both longstanding, renowned and committed organizations will leverage expertise, capacity and resources to assure continuity of programs to empower girls and young women across the state.

“CPLC and the Florence Crittenton Board of Directors came to the table with a shared vision of programming and a firm commitment to the communities we serve. The future is bright for the second oldest charitable organization in Arizona, and we thank all who have participated in this great organization over the years, including contributors, board members and staff,” said Rodney A. Riley, Chairman of the Florence Crittenton Board of Directors. “Thank you as well to the CPLC Board of Directors for welcoming us in. Since 1896, Florence Crittenton has been serving at risk and disadvantaged girls, and the name and tradition will continue through the coming together of these two organizations.”

“At the heart of the success of this joining of forces is the clear alignment of our missions and the unwavering commitment to provide uninterrupted, quality services when our young women need it most,” says David Adame, President & CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa. “Our roots are here in Arizona, and we will continue to grow our capacity to help meet the evolving needs of our communities; together building a better tomorrow for all.”

Florence Crittenton serves girls and young women ages 10-25, with a mission to provide every girl whose life we touch with safety, hope and opportunity. Florence Crittenton provides emergency shelter, residential housing, healthcare, education, counseling and social support programs.

Since 1969, Chicanos Por La Causa has provided access and the opportunity for individuals and families, regardless of background or ethnicity, to achieve self-sufficiency through the delivery of more than 30 programs and services in underserved communities. The organization drives economic and political empowerment and now impacts the lives of more than two million people annually across the southwestern United States and Mexico.

For 125 years, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona has fostered the successful healing and recovery of girls who have endured periods of physical and sexual victimization, chronic neglect, homelessness, poverty, teen pregnancy, drug abuse and mental health struggles.

Chicanos Por La Causa is a community development corporation that provides services in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. Since 1969, CPLC has been changing lives by developing self-sufficiency and instilling empowerment in those we serve. Our areas of impact are Advocacy, Economic Development, Education, Health & Human services and Housing. CPLC provides a better life through offering business and employment opportunities; ensuring everyone has the solid foundation of an education; providing hope through a pathway of recovery, restoration, and resiliency; and ensuring that a safe, secure, affordable home is available to every individual we serve. Today, we have more than 30 programs & services, approximately 1,200 employees, and 160 locations, making CPLC one of the largest community development corporations in the nation.

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