About Us

2019 marks Kids In Crisis 12th year of KIC IT Races. KIC IT Races are the area’s premier mulit-level sporting events and one of the most important fundraisers for Kids In Crisis.

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Kids In Crisis

Located in Cos Cob, Connecticut Kids In Crisis provides emergency shelter, crisis counseling, and community education programs for children of all ages and families facing crisis. Crisis can 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 with trained Crisis Counselors, 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.

Providers, educators, community members, and family members are encouraged to call the 24-hour helpline: 203-661-1911 for support.

We work on behalf of kids every day by:



Getting children and teens out of the dangerous situations they may be facing


Giving kids and families the support and tools they need to heal and thrive


Strengthening existing support systems so future crises can be averted more


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