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.

About CIC

Children in Crisis, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of caring people, working together to provide homes and keep brothers and sisters together. We give a home to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children of our community.

Before Children in Crisis, there was no Emergency Shelter in Circuit One (which includes Okaloosa, Walton, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Northwest Florida) for young children removed from an unsafe environment on short notice.

Without CIC and the stability it brings, many foster children would be moved from home to home, some as many as ten times per year. The Children’s Neighborhood provides a home to an average of 100 children per year. Since opening our doors in 2008, CIC has been called “home” by over 620 children. Providing these children with over 70,000 days and nights of a safe, loving environment to grow and thrive. At The Children’s Neighborhood, sibling separation is minimized and it is our priority to keep brothers and sisters together.

Our neighborhood is growing, our campus is now built up of a Emergency Shelter, four family foster homes with another currently being built, Opportunity Home, the Kid’s Clubhouse and Administrative Offices. Your commitment to helping sustain operations of the Children’s Neighborhood is vital to our success. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children. Thank you for supporting our children!

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.