24-Hour Help

24-Hour Help

You are not alone.  Kids In Crisis 24-helpline remains open and staffed with trained Crisis Counselors to take calls. 203-661-1911
2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

In 2019 Kids In Crisis helped more than 6,500 children and families. Check out our latest annual report.  
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...