Trained Crisis Counselors provide immediate help to families and youth to work through situations and meet face-to-face for intervention and help develop a plan for change. For those who need ongoing support, Kids In Crisis offers a unique connection to community services throughout the area and, if needed intake to Kids In Crisis’ temporary shelter. Crisis Counselors will arrange to meet with families and youth at convenient locations in their communities or at Kids In Crisis. Crisis Counselors are also available to respond to and collaborate with community providers. Kids In Crisis offers temporary shelter for children and teens in need of a safe place to stay during a time of crisis. Shelter services include counseling, medical assessment (at the on site TLC Health Center), educational support, advocacy and strengths based perspective to build resiliency in each client. In the therapeutic milieu young people receive individual and group counseling, daily therapeutic activities, and a highly supervised and structured living environment. Kids In Crisis provides family meetings as part of the individualized reunification plan. As part of the intensive family assessment, strengths and challenges are identified and longer term services and providers are connected with families.