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The Kids in Crisis mission is to protect infants, children and teens from abuse and family crisis. To this end we provide free, round-the-clock crisis intervention, counseling and emergency shelter, prevention programs in local communities and advocacy throughout Connecticut.

If this is an emergency, please call our 24-hour Hotline at 203.327.KIDS.

Management Team

Shari L. Shapiro
Executive Director
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Program Services

Denise Qualey
Managing Director, Crisis and Clinical Services
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Michael F. Ferguson
Director of Quality Assurance, Evaluation and Training
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Kimberly Wolfson-Lisack
Clinical Director, Adolescent Services
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Emily Goldschmid
Clinical Director, Children’s Services
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Kristen Tomasiewicz
Director, Community Services
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Sarah Bochet
Director, Crisis and Outreach Services
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TeenTalk Counselors

Mariangela Carr
Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk, CT
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Caroline Hale
Western Middle School, Greenwich, CT
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James McGinn
Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, CT
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Edward Milton
New Canaan High School, New Canaan, CT
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Chante Moreno
Academy of Information Technology & Engineering, Stamford, CT
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Marketing and Development

Alon Marom
Director of Development, Corporate & Community Giving
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Natasha Hafez
Director, Individual Giving
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Madeleine Marecki
Director, Marketing
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Katie Kilroy
Development & Special Events Coordinator
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Operations and Finance

Gabriale Tai
Director, Finance
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Jennifer Brown
Manager, Operations 
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