Our Mission:

Children in Crisis is a local, non-profit charity committed to “Establishing homes and providing hope” for the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our community. The Children’s Neighborhood provides an emergency shelter for young children and family foster homes that augment the shortage of foster homes available in our community.

About CIC:

In 2002, a group of Northwest Florida community leaders identified a critical need for additional foster care facilities to serve the abused, neglected and abandoned children in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. 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 which opened in 2008.  From a small, dedicated group of individuals, the organization has grown to over 200 members, including CPAs, architects, attorneys, educators, builder, employees of Department of Children in Families case workers and volunteers from the Guardian Ad Litem Program.

Without the support of our community, we would not be able to sustain the homes for our children in need. With your help, Children in Crisis is able to continue to provide a safe, loving and secure home to over 100 children a year.  CIC continues to focus on keeping sibling groups together with expansions of the neighborhood and supportive services available to our children to meet increasing demand.  We have provided a home to over 500 children since opening in 2008, which is over 53,000 cumulative days and nights of care for a child in need.


Children in Crisis does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.