MissionTo protect infants, children, and teens from abuse, neglect, and family crisis. To fulfill this mission Kids in Crisis provides free, round-the-clock crisis intervention counseling, comprehensive, temporary emergency shelter, a wide array of prevention programs in local communities, and advocacy throughout Connecticut.
What We DoForty years ago a needs assessment, done by the Greenwich United Way, uncovered the need for a local solution to address the increasing numbers of runaway and homeless adolescents. As a result, the Junior League of Greenwich, and Hotline, a Greenwich telephone counseling agency, joined forces to create an emergency shelter pilot program known as Kids In Crisis.
In 1981, the 24-Hour Crisis Helpline was initiated to assist children and families avert escalating crises by providing free, 24-hour telephone and face-to-face intervention, counseling and referrals.
Services were expanded in 1993 to include the Crisis Nursery, providing emergency shelter for younger children, newborn to 12. In 1997, Kids In Crisis was licensed for its on-site TLC Health Center.
Today, Kids In Crisis provides temporary housing and comprehensive medical, educational and therapeutic support services for children of all ages in Fairfield County. It is the only Connecticut agency that can house children from newborn to age 18, of any gender,including a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ adolescents.
In addition to providing an emergency shelter program, Kids In Crisis provides crisis counseling and community education programs for children and families dealing with a wide range of issues.