|Children in Crisis, Inc.|
Providing Homes.... Establishing Hope
"Providing Homes and Establishing Hope" to the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our community. The Children's Neighborhood provides an emergency shelter for young children, and the group foster homes help with the severe shortage of foster homes in our community. Together we can make a difference in the life of a child.
In 2002, a group of community leaders including members of St. Simon's-on-the-Sound Episcopal Church, Shalimar United Methodist Church, and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) identified a critical need for additional foster care facilities for abused and neglected children in the four-county area of Northwest Florida (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties).
In 2003, Children in Crisis, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charity, was established to raise and manage the funds to build, staff, and operate The Children's Neighborhood, a residential style foster care neighborhood. From a small grass-roots group of individuals the organization has grown to over 100 members, including CPAs, architects, attorneys, educators, builders, employees of DCF, and volunteers from the Guardian Ad Litem program.