Kids In Distress (KID) is a nationally accredited agency dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, the preservation of the family, and the treatment of abused and neglected children. Founded in 1979, KID started as a small shelter for abused and neglected children. During its 40 operational years, KID has grown into multiple program campuses in Broward County and a foster care office in Palm Beach County. KID offers a well-integrated system of care staffed with clinical professionals who tenaciously strive to encourage, educate, empower, and equip children and families with the proper tools to ensure a safe and strong community.
By advancing critical and clinical care to at-risk children and families in need, KID is known as a premier provider of child and family services in South Florida and now serves more than 11,000 children and families annually. KID employees enrich the South Florida community through foster care recruitment/training/support, kinship support, early childhood education/preschool, aftercare/summer camp, adoption support, reunification services, family strengthening, maternal health, family counseling center, and pediatric dental and optometry services in partnership with Nova Southeastern University.
KID is an equal opportunity employer and an advocate for all our families. For more information on our assistance to persons with disabilities, we invite you to read our KID 2019 Auxiliary Aids Plan.