The Leo Goodwin Foundation played an integral role in helping Kids In Distress double the size of their facility with a 50,000 square-foot addition that enabled them to expand their services throughout South Florida. Kids In Distress is a nationally accredited agency working for the prevention of child abuse, preservation of family, and the treatment of abused and neglected children. The Kids In Distress Leo Goodwin Foundation Campus in Broward County spans across 5 acres and offers community-based programs such as prevention, intervention, foster care, family counseling, and educational programs such as preschool and aftercare.
What began back in 1979 as a small shelter, Kids In Distress has 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, they have broadened their scope of service, built their campus, and created a working culture driven by compassion, trust, and safety. Kids In Distress 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. Their foster care programs are the largest in both Broward and Palm Beach counties and they successfully recruit safe and loving foster families for children in need. Kids In Distress partners with corporations, organizations, municipalities, schools, and individuals to support its mission and expand services throughout South Florida.