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 term sustainability. A recent needs-based assessment pointed to the need for enhancing infrastructure and growing development efforts, which funds provided through the challenge will make possible.

The Selander Foundation has generously helped jumpstart the efforts with a gift of $50,000 to be used towards these goals. They have shared their hopes to see the community at-large help support the challenge as well.

Jan and Steve Zide have also donated a generous $50,000 to support the challenge, in hopes the community will step up and help fill the remaining $50,000. According to Jan Zide, “This is a wonderful opportunity at a critical time of need for Kids In Crisis.”

For more information about Kids In Crisis and making a donation, please visit, call Kids In Crisis at 203-622-6556, or email Natasha Hafez at

About Kids In Crisis

Located in Cos Cob, Kids In Crisis provides emergency shelter, crisis counseling, and community education programs for children of all ages and families facing crisis. Crisis can include domestic violence, mental health concerns, homelessness, substance abuse, economic difficulties, and other critical challenges. The Kids In Crisis Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, and provides free, confidential phone and face-to-face intervention, counseling, and referrals. Since its founding in 1978, Kids In Crisis has provided vital 24-hour services to more than 148,000 children and teens, and their families. More information can be found at Providers, educators, community members, and family members are encouraged to call the 24-hour helpline: 203-661-1911

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