Write It Down

Write It Down

By Shari Shapiro and Tracey Blackman Kids In Crisis Remember your sister’s old diary, with the little silver lock and key, where maybe she kept her most private thoughts and feelings about summer vacations, trips to the mall, her classroom crushes and prom dates? ...
Gathering Data That Drives Change

Gathering Data That Drives Change

Here is a link to a great article about our very own Deb Katz, and how Greenwich schools came together in collaboration to aid in the fight against youth substance abuse. (photo courtesy of Dovetail) Gathering Data That Drives Change...
Swiss Re Foundation Funds Learning Lab to Help Kids In Crisis

Swiss Re Foundation Funds Learning Lab to Help Kids In Crisis

Cos Cob, CT – The ribbon was cut today on Kids In Crisis’ newly built Learning Lab, funded by generous support from the Swiss Re Foundation’s 2019 Charity of the Year Program.  Neil Sprackling of Swiss Re cut the ribbon alongside Kids In Crisis’ Chairman of the...
Goings On Around Town

Goings On Around Town

Kids In Crisis is fortunate to have support of many local businesses and organizations. Take advantage of all of these special offers and know that your support will directly impact children’s lives. November 28 thru December 31 Myx Creative Kitchen 19 West Elm...
Insight Newsletter – October 2019

Insight Newsletter – October 2019

THE UNCOUNTED by Shari L. Shapiro, Executive Director Youth homelessness is an unseen problem and a grossly under-counted population. You might expect that homeless or unstably housed youth wander the streets, do not attend school, and are easy to identify.  Exactly...
Five Tips for a Smoother Summer

Five Tips for a Smoother Summer

Plan together. Asking children to help you with even small decisions like, “Should we go to the market before lunch or after lunch?” helps empower them, and when they feel powerful, there’s less urge to misbehave. Keep to a routine. School may be out for the summer,...
Insight Newsletter – June 2019

Insight Newsletter – June 2019

EFFECTING POSITIVE CHANGE by Shari L. Shapiro, Executive Director While our Safe Haven shelter continues to be the only shelter in Connecticut that accepts children from 0 – 18 who are facing crisis, we also know that helping families navigate challenges before...
Apple. Tree.

Apple. Tree.

By Denise Qualey & Tracey BlackmanKids In Crisis Children by nature watch and mimic their parents’ behaviors, beliefs and attitudes.    Health conscious parents take pride in modeling good nutrition and exercise for their kids.  In doing so, their kids are more...
Lighthouse Seeking Volunteer Facilitators

Lighthouse Seeking Volunteer Facilitators

Great news!  Lighthouse is expanding, and adding meetings in more locations in Fairfield County.  We are seeking committed, adult volunteers to facilitate.  Lighthouse is a welcoming, inclusive and safe space where lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning...
Stamford KIC IT Triathlon Set for Sunday, June 23rd

Stamford KIC IT Triathlon Set for Sunday, June 23rd

Kids In Crisis will host its 12th and final triathlon of the Stamford KIC IT Race Series on Sunday, June 23rd at Cummings Park in Stamford.  Stamford KIC IT Races raise awareness and much needed funds for Kids In Crisis’ free emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis...