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...
Ridgefield Thrift Shop Gives $15,000 for TeenTalk

Ridgefield Thrift Shop Gives $15,000 for TeenTalk

Kids In Crisis is thrilled to be first-time recipients of a grant from the Ridgefield Thrift Shop in Ridgefield Connecticut, in support of our crisis prevention program TeenTalk. The program has been highly valued at Ridgefield High School for many years, and with...

Kids In Crisis Receives Dalio Challenge Grant

In an effort to help Kids In Crisis scale their critical services to children, the Dalio Foundation is making a challenge grant of $150,000. The agency must raise matching funds of $150,000 by June 30, 2019. Kids In Crisis has been engaged in planning for its long...
Kids In Crisis Releases 2018 Annual Report

Kids In Crisis Releases 2018 Annual Report

Kids In Crisis recently released their annual report for their 2018 fiscal year. The report introduces a brand new logo and look, and commemorates 40 years of service to more than 148,000 children and families. Kids In Crisis promises to always be there to respond to...
Tantrums, Toys & Traditions; Managing Holiday Stress

Tantrums, Toys & Traditions; Managing Holiday Stress

We all know the holidays can sometimes be more stressful than joyful. Kid’s excitability can sometimes lead to parent’s anxiety.  Here are four helpful tips from Kids In Crisis to help you manage holiday stress: 1. Re-do your To-do When you make your holiday “to do”...