24/7 Hotlines: Call or text 988 or text 741741

Kids in Crisis

Connecticut Kids In Crisis provides emergency shelter, crisis counseling, and community education programs for children of all ages and families facing crisis. Crisis 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.

For support… CALL the 24-hour helpline: 203-661-1911


What does Kids in Crisis do?


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

Focusing on challenges children, teens and families face:

  • Family conflicts
  • Anxiety
  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ Support
  • Depressio
  • Domestic Violence
  • Youth Homelessness
  • School Stress


Committed to making immediate change happen by:

Being there when needed

It all starts with a phone call to the helpline 203-661-1911. Kids in Crisis is always just a call or a drive away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Providing individualized attention and care

Kids in Crisis understands children, teens and families have unique situations and they work together to create individualized plans for success

Leading the conversation

Their multi-disciplinary team including mental health professionals, advocates, activists work in communities to shape discussions about how to address and prevent crises that children face


Check out this informational video!


For more information, check out their website: https://www.kidsincrisis.org/


See our Resources page to find other mental health and substance abuse resources located in Connecticut for young people: https://turningpointct.org/resources/