Community Engagement with Florence Crittenton
Our poster depicts the project we completed with the Florence Crittenton Center for our class, Contradictions in Motherhood. Florence Crittenton is a Charlotte nonprofit that works to empower women, with many of their services aimed at helping at risk mothers. In our project we were able to shadow different services within Florence Crittenton to see how they operate on a day to day basis. The three services we shadowed were Legacy Hall, a transitional living opportunity of young women to build independent living skills before aging out of the foster care system, a home for at risk pregnant women over the age of eighteen, and Sarah’s House, a home for teen mothers. Shadowing these different programs and spending time with the clients allowed us to see motherhood in practice, illuminating some of the theories we learned, while complicating others.