Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach counties (KID) is a licensed nationally accredited agency working for the prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family, and the treatment of abused and neglected children.
From our beginnings as a small shelter in 1979, KID programs have expanded into a comprehensive continuum of care that fills the gaps and meets the needs of at-risk children and families in our community. Over the years we have expanded our scope of service, built our campus, and created a working culture driven by compassion, trust, and safety. Today, KID boasts the 5-acre Leo Goodwin Foundation Campus in Broward County with a satellite office in Palm Beach County; community-based programs such as prevention, intervention, foster care, family counseling; and educational programs such as preschool and aftercare.
KID programs are routinely recognized and serve as best practice models of care by bringing innovative ideas to life, strengthening relationships with partner organizations, and expanding services through collaborative efforts. KID foster care programs, the largest in both Broward and Palm Beach counties, successfully recruit safe and loving foster families for children in need. Kinship received the “Best Collaboration” award at the 211 Broward Non-Profit Academy Awards for the partnership with Memorial Healthcare System and Legal Aid Service of Broward County. The KID Dental Clinic and Eye Care Institute at KID conduct more than 9,000 visits annually for families in South Florida. KID partners with corporations, organizations, municipalities, schools, and individuals to support its mission and expand services throughout South Florida.