Kids in Crisis receives grant from Near & Far Aid

Kids in Crisis was awarded a $12,000 grant by Near & Far Aid to support the organization’s emergency shelter, which provides housing and comprehensive medical, educational and therapeutic support services for underserved and underprivileged children in Fairfield County.  

Kids in Crisis ( is Connecticut’s only free, round-the-clock agency providing emergency shelter, crisis counseling and community educational programs for children of all ages and families dealing with a wide range of crises — domestic violence, mental health and family problems, substance abuse, economic difficulties and more. Since its founding in 1978, Kids in Crisis has helped more than 138,000 Connecticut children and families; last year, 6,384 children and families received assistance from the organization.              

“We truly appreciate the very generous gift given by Near & Far Aid,” said Shari Shapiro, executive director of Kids in Crisis. “This support of our emergency shelter helps Kids in Crisis provide children in crisis with a safe place to stay and therapeutic services to help reunify the child and their family.”

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