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Our Impact

Kids In Crisis has been helping kids since 1978.  Here is what a few kids said was the best part of their stays at the SafeHaven for Kids shelter program:


“I learned lots of ways to cope”

Being able to be tested by others and keeping myself together. And being able to bond with my peers”

“Getting time away from my mom to work on our relationship and stabilize my drug use”

“Las mejores cosas que me ha pasado estando aqui es de que e mejorado en la escuela y e tenido major comunicacion con mis padres y e aprendido de mis problemas y aqui me enseñaron como arreglar mis problemas o que es lo que debo de hacer.”

Translation: “I have gotten better in school and I have had better communication with my parents and I have learned from my problems and by being here, they’ve taught me how to fix my problems (skills).” (response translated from Spanish)

Our Reach

While our primary catchment area is Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton and the Greater Bridgeport area, Kids In Crisis services are available to anyone in Connecticut.

We have the only emergency shelter for kids in the state that:

  • Serves newborns to 18-year-olds
  • Accepts children referred by concerned community members
  • Accepts children of any gender or gender identity
  • Has an onsite Health Clinic

454
helpline callers received immediate crisis counseling and referrals in 2019
154,000
Children, teens and families have been helped since 1978
24
young elementary-age students were seen during Emotion Locomotion's pilot phase in 2019
9,358
Students currently have access to a TeenTalk counselor in their schools
1,888
Nights of care were provided in our SafeHaven for Kids shelter in 2019
6,531
Children and families served in 2019
846
Students received individual counseling services from TeenTalk counselors in 2019
30
LGBTQ+ teens attended Lighthouse activities in 2019
5,035
Elementary school students were reached by our SafeTalk program in 2019
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