Florence Crittenton Home

Family Ministries assumed operation of the Florence Crittenton program in January 2004, in Little Rock, AR, a beautiful 12,500 sq. ft. home.  Effective July 2005, Florence Crittenton was gifted to Family Ministries, providing emergency shelter for young people, siblings, pregnant teens, mothers & babies.  This home is also licensed to provide foster care and long-term residential care.

Program Services

FWBFM’s Florence Crittenton Home serves as a residential group home providing emergency shelter services and long- term residential care for children and adolescents in need of a safe and secure environment. Florence Crittenton is currently serving both boys and girls, most of whom have been the victims of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Behavioral and emotional wounds are usually the results of these tragic circumstances. Each child receives individualized and family counseling.

The goal at FWBFM’s Florence Crittenton Home is to reunite the child with a family member(s) if it is in the best interest of the child. But our responsibility to the child does not end there. Our staff is available for that child and his or her family for up to 90 days after the initial discharge. Parent education, advocacy, referral, and liaison services are examples of assistance provided to the family after the child and family are reunited. If you would like additional information regarding our program, call us at 501-663-3129.

Our Mission

“To meet the needs of children and families by seeking to unify and preserve the family in order to share Christ and instill Christian values.”

Christ-Centered

At FWBFM’s Florence Crittenton Home, we hope to create a Christian family- type atmosphere. In addition, we teach the Word of God as the rule of life. Every child is given the opportunity to accept Christ as their personal Savior. Given the circumstances of many of these children, it is of utmost importance that we share the love of Christ with them. We find that most of them have never been taken to church, owned their own Bible, or had the gospel explained to them. We desire your prayers and appreciate your support as we strive to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those we serve.

History

For over 100 years, the Florence Crittenton Home in Little Rock, Ark. served unwed pregnant teens. Now owned and operated by Free Will Baptist Family Ministries (FWBFM), Greeneville, Tenn., the Florence Crittenton home is continuing to serve the needs of at-risk young people. This 12,500 sq.ft.Victorian style home has been renovated back to its original beauty. Furnished with many antiques, the home provides a comfortable, safe, and secure haven for the young people we serve. Since 1939, FWBFM has been caring for needy children in Greeneville, TN. In 2003, the Florence Crittenton Home was added to broaden the ministry into other states and regions.

Building on the original vision for this home, Florence Crittenton is constantly seeking to provide additional services for the Little Rock and surrounding areas.

How Can You Help?

There are various ways you can donate to our Florence Crittenton Home. We are primarily dependent on individual gifts and offerings from churches. Here are some ways you can support ministry:

  • Grocery Drives – non-perishable food, paper products, hygiene items, school supplies, etc.
  • Wal-Mart gift cards are always appreciated. These cards can easily be used at any time to meet specific needs.
  • Participate in our Crittenton Classic Golf Tournament, either as a player or a sponsor.
  • We are in need of volunteer groups. Contact us today at 501-663-3129 to schedule an opportunity to serve.

Contact Us

90 Stanley Lane
Greeneville, TN 37743
(423) 639-9449 (main office)
(423) 639-5083 (fax)

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Testimony

It was here that that wounds of the past were healed and a love for adventure was instilled that released me from being place-bound. It set me on a path to a wider experience. Right here I developed a concern for other people and learned to accept love as well as give it. In this very place, a desire was born in me to pass on the message that had made my life glad....
Trula Cronk, first child to live at "The Children's Home" in 1939

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A happy foster family