The Winner of the Security 101 - Charlotte 2017 Gift of Security is Florence Crittenton Services of North Carolina!
Florence Crittenton Services of North Carolina won the 2017 Gift of Security by taking 54% of the vote. The mission of Florence Crittenton Services is to promote health and hope for tomorrow’s children by providing comprehensive health, educational and social services for single pregnant and non-pregnant adolescents and women, mothers and their babies in the foster care system.
Florence Crittenton Services (FCS) is an agency that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. FCS is a residential facility for pregnant girls and women, and mothers with children, as well as young women in foster care, not pregnant or parenting. Many of Florence Crittenton's clients come from environments of chaos, and are dealing with various traumas such as poverty, neglect, possible substance abuse, and sexual and domestic abuse.
As an agency that operates 24/7 year-round, it is important to provide a safe environment, protecting our young girls and women. There are infants and children on-site as well, which adds to security concerns. A new video surveillance system will allow FCS to increase client and staff safety, and allow staff to better secure sensitive client information within the building.