Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona today
was selected as recipient of the 2015 Valley Partnership Community Project. The
event is Nov. 7 at the Scottsdale Girls Ranch Campus, 8204 E. Monterey Way.
For more than 118 years, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona has been
dedicated to serving at-risk and underserved girls and young women. It provides
them with safety, hope, and the opportunity to succeed.
“Our girls will celebrate and definitely understand how the community – as
well as us – believes in their full potential,” said Dr. Kellie M. Warren, CEO
of Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona. “And that despite what they
have gone through, their future is promising and that there are partners
out there that see the potential of what they can do. We are humbled and
honored to be selected. Valley Partnership just made our day.”
The Scottsdale facility has up to 15 teenage mothers with their children who call
the campus home. The vast majority of these girls and young women are
referred from Arizona Department of Child Safety and are foster children (76
percent). Annually, approximately 1,000 individuals are served.
“I am so excited that this will be the first community project in the City of
Scottsdale,” said Dena Jones, Valley Partnership Community Project Leadership
Chair. “Valley Partnership has a great opportunity to improve the environment at
Florence Crittenton, which will truly impact the lives of the girls they serve by
showing them that they are cared for and that they matter.”
Olsson Associates has agreed to produce a master plan design of the project.
The other finalists for the 2015 Community Project were Tumbleweed Center for
Youth Development, Save the Family Bridge campus, and Fresh Start Women’s
One of Valley Partnership’s cornerstones is community service. Each year, it
selects a non-profit organization that can benefit from the skills, efforts and
supplies provided by its partners to renovate and enhance facilities for children
and those in need. Over the past 26 years, Valley Partnership has contributed
more than $3.7 million to the community through these projects. For its 2014
Community Project, Valley Partnership selected Arizona Foundation for the
Handicapped in Phoenix.
“It was an honor to be here and to see the surprise on their faces,” Valley
Partnership President and CEO Cheryl Lombard said. “It will be a wonderful
project for both of our organizations. It truly will be a community project.”
Members of the Valley Partnership Community Project committee celebrate the
announcement of the 2015 recipient, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona.