Crittenton to Host Third Annual Founding Father's 5K Trail Race

Crittenton to Host Third Annual Founding Father's 5K Trail Race

Crittenton's Founding Father’s Trail Run/Walk is a unique event that offers a challenging off-road running and walking experience.  The scenic 3.1 mile groomed course winds through some of WV’s most spectacular hiking trails at Grand Vue Park, beginning and ending adjacent to the Red Barn. The event takes place on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Walk-in registration begins at 8:00 a.m.  Race time is 9:00 a.m.

Wellspring Family Services Appoints New Leader in Huntington

Wellspring Family Services Appoints New Leader in Huntington

April Fetty, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), has been named the new site director for the Wellspring Family Services office in Huntington, WV. Fetty brings nearly twenty years of experience in behavioral health to her new position. Her previous experience includes an emphasis on substance abuse treatment for women. Fetty earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Counseling and Rehabilitation from Marshall University. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). 

Crittenton CEO, Kathy Szafran on Staying Resilient for WV's Children - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Crittenton CEO, Kathy Szafran on Staying Resilient for WV's Children - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

"To tackle the challenges, we have to be resilient. Resiliency is what keeps us able to survive and adapt, what keeps us strong and flexible to meet the needs of our state’s children. Resiliency is what we strive to build in our kids so that they can be successful and healthy, in spite of the hardships they are facing."

Wellspring Family Services Hosts Free Parenting Education

Wellspring Family Services invites families in the community to attend free Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!™ classes. The program is designed for parents of toddlers and young children up to 6 years of age. The curriculum focuses on reducing whining, arguing, frustration, bedtime hassles, struggles over eating, morning craziness, and more. Childcare, workbooks, and refreshments are provided. Transportation assistance may be available.

Tom Bowman, LSW, a case manager in the Weirton Wellspring office, will be the facilitator for the classes. The classes provide practical techniques that help parents achieve respectful and healthy relationships with their children. The skills are easy to learn, change lives, and raise the odds of raising responsible kids.

 The Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!™ classes will begin on Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 pm, located at the Weirton Wellspring office, 3200 Main Street. There will be 6 class sessions. To register or for more information, call the Weirton Wellspring office at 304-748-3768.

The project is funded by a mini-grant awarded by the TEAM for West Virginia Children. Funding for the mini-grants is provided with support from the West Virginia Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health through combined federal funding sources.

Wellspring Appoints New Leaders in Parkersburg and New Martinsville

Wellspring Family Services, the community-based counseling division of Crittenton Services, Inc., welcomes new site directors for its Parkersburg and New Martinsville offices.

Lya Burgess is the site director for the New Martinsville office. Burgess brings 22 years of therapy practice to the position. Prior to joining Crittenton, she conducted her solo private practice. Burgess earned a Regents BA from West Virginia State University, with an emphasis in Human Services. She went on to earn her MSW from West Virginia University in 1995. Burgess has been a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW) in West Virginia since 2001. In her free time, Lya enjoys participating in horse shows with her quarter horse.

The site director position for the Parkersburg Wellspring Family Services office marks a promotion for Shannon Morris. Morris began working as a therapist in that office in 2015. She has more than a decade of experience in providing residential and outpatient services. Morris holds an Associate Degree in Human Services & Corrections from Hocking College and a Regents BA with an emphasis in Sociology from West Virginia University. She earned her MSW at West Virginia University in 2014. In addition to finding fun activities to do with her kids, Shannon likes to explore out-of-the-way small towns.

Wellspring Family Services offers outpatient and in-home counseling services to children, families and adults for more than 30 years. Wellspring therapists assist individuals and families struggling with behavioral health issues like depression, behavioral problems, addiction, divorce, parenting concerns, problems at schools, family relationships and emotional issues. Last year, more than 1700 clients chose Wellspring Family Services as a mental health provider. Wellspring Family Services has 7 offices serving 21 counties throughout West Virginia.


Wellspring Celebrates Huntington Site

Wellspring Family Services, a division of Crittenton Services, is cutting the ribbon on a new outpatient and home-based counseling office in Huntington, thanks to a grant provided by philosophy’s Hope & Grace Initiative.

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams will cut the ribbon at 11:00 a.m. with an open house to follow.

The Cabell County office, located on 1596 Washington Blvd. in Huntington, will bring much-needed outpatient and home-based services to the southwestern part of West Virginia, adding three service counties to 18 other counties where Wellspring has an established presence. The Huntington office will serve Cabell, Wayne and Putnam counties. New service site selection was based on needs assessments and recommendations from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

Wellspring Family Services has been helping children, families and individuals with professional counseling services for more than 30 years. Offices serve as hubs, from which trauma-focused therapists visit clients at home, in schools, and in other community settings. Because Wellspring clients are predominantly children and adolescents, the entire family is part of the therapeutic process, making home-based care a convenient and effective approach to care delivery. Wellspring currently has offices in Weirton, Wheeling, New Martinsville, Morgantown, and Harrisville, Huntington and Parkersburg. Last year, more than 1400 clients chose Wellspring Family Services as a mental health provider.

“We are excited to become an important part of the Huntington area and surrounding communities. We know the need is there and we look forward to helping many children and families through our trauma-focused clinicians,” said Beverly Petrelli, Chief Operating Officer.