Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services
Kids in Crisis
Free, round-the-clock help for children, teens and parents
The agency's mission is to protect infants, children and teens from abuse and family crisis. To this end, Kids in Crisis provides free, round-the-clock crisis intervention, counseling, and emergency shelter, prevention programs in local communities, and advocacy throughout Connecticut. Since inception, Kids in Crisis has provided critical social services to over 130,000 children and their families. The goals of Kids in Crisis are:
1.To ensure that children/youth referred to Kids in Crisis receive immediate intervention and outreach counseling, shelter & aftercare services most appropriate to their needs;
2.To maintain a strong community presence by providing prevention & outreach services that give children, youth, and the adults with whom they interact the information and skills needed to reduce the likelihood of abuse and to identify problems before they are in crisis; and
3.To take a leadership role in identifying and advocating for the needs of children & youth at risk in CT.