Kids in Distress

Making the impossible, “KIDPossible”

Supporting at risk children and families

Kids In Distress, Inc. (KID) is a nationally accredited organization dedicated to preventing child abuse, preserving families, and treating children who have been abused and neglected. Since 1979, when KID was created as a shelter for abused and neglected children, it now possesses a five-acre multiple program campus in Fort Lauderdale, FL and a 4-acre campus featuring two family foster group homes in Southwest Ranches, FL. Our services include individual, family, and group therapy and counseling; preschool, aftercare and summer camp programs; recruitment, training, and support of foster/adoptive homes; and prevention, reunification, family preservation and maternal and child health services.

Foster Care

Providing children who have been removed from their homes as a result of abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment with a stable and nurturing environment where they can develop to their fullest emotional, educational, and social potential.


Preschool, Aftercare and Summer Camp programs that provide a safe, positive environment that enhances academic achievement, supports social, physical, and character development, and strengthens youth relationships with adults and peers.

Family Strengthening

Offers individual and family counseling, group counseling, Infant mental health services, adoption support and therapeutic visitation to children and families.

KID Preschool PLUS

KID Preschool PLUS (KPP) provides a safe, enriching setting in which all students learn, explore, create, and thrive developmentally, while being supported and guided by caring, passionate educators. Gross and fine motor skills, language skills, cognitive skills, and social skills are enhanced through active learning and exploration. The program is designed to give our children the tools and skills to be on target academically and socially.

Full Time Programs

KID Preschool PLUS offers full time programs for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years old between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Free VPK

FREE VPK is available from 9:00am – 12:00pm, with Aftercare available for children 4 and 5 years old. KID Preschool PLUS is a Gold Seal Provider and COA Accredited.

Become a Sponsor

Want to become a sponsor for a KID Signature Event? Contact our Event Manager to learn about all our partnership opportunities!BECOME A SPONSOR

For more information, please click here.

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