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Greenwich United Way Grants Kids in Crisis with $20,000 for Safe Haven Kids Program

Kids in Crisis receives a grant to support children in crisis and their families through the Community Investment Process Extension Grant investment cycle.   

On June 28, the Greenwich United Way (GUW) Board of Directors disbursed a grant, totaling $20,000, to Kids in Crisis, Inc., for the Safe Haven for Kids program. The grant is an extension through the Greenwich United Way Community Investment Process (CIP). The objective of this Process is to serve the greatest number of people coping with the most significant issues as identified through the Greenwich United Way Needs Assessment and State of Greenwich Statistical Portrait. 
 
"We are delighted to continue to support the work of Kids In Crisis, an agency that was founded by the work of the Greenwich United Way," said Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin.
 
“Forty years ago, Greenwich United Way was instrumental in the founding of Kids In Crisis. It is with the help of grants like this that Kids In Crisis can continue working to make our community a better place. Greenwich United Way helps us to provide critical services to local youth and their families, and we are extremely grateful for their continued support,” said Shari Shapiro, Executive Director at Kids in Crisis. 
 
The Safe Haven for Kids program enables children in crisis to grow and develop optimally and helps to allow their families to provide nurturing and supportive home environments. Kids In Crisis offers temporary shelter for children and teens in need of a safe place to stay during a time of crisis. Shelter services include counseling, medical assessment (at the on-site TLC Health Center), educational support, advocacy and strengths-based perspective to build resiliency in each client. In the therapeutic milieu young people receive individual and group counseling, daily therapeutic activities, and a highly supervised and structured living environment.  Kids In Crisis provides family meetings as part of the individualized reunification plan. As part of the intensive family assessment, strengths and challenges are identified and longer term services and providers are connected with families.
 
To become a Community Investment Process volunteer, to learn more about the Greenwich United Way Annual Campaign, or to make an investment into the local Greenwich community please email Senior Director of Development, Jeremy Nappi ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Visit Greenwich United Way online to learn more about the critical health, education, and self-sufficiency needs in the Greenwich community and for a directory of partner agencies.  
 

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