About Us

Our Mission

Children in Crisis is a local, non-profit charity committed to “Establishing homes and providing hope” for the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our community.

About CIC

Children in Crisis, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of caring people, working together to provide homes and keep brothers and sisters together. We give a home to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children of our community.

Before Children in Crisis, there was no Emergency Shelter in Circuit One (which includes Okaloosa, Walton, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Northwest Florida) for young children removed from an unsafe environment on short notice.

Without CIC and the stability it brings, many foster children would be moved from home to home, some as many as ten times per year. The Children’s Neighborhood provides a home to an average of 100 children per year. Since opening our doors in 2008, CIC has been called “home” by over 700 children. Providing these children with over 80,000 days and nights of a safe, loving environment to grow and thrive. At The Children’s Neighborhood, sibling separation is minimized and it is our priority to keep brothers and sisters together.

Our neighborhood is growing, our campus is now built up of a Emergency Shelter, five-family foster homes and Opportunity Home, with 8-studio apartments for the young adults that age out of Foster Care. In addition we have the Clubhouse and an Administrative Offices. Your commitment to helping sustain operations of the Children’s Neighborhood is vital to our success. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children. Thank you for supporting our children!

 

 


 

OCSO Star Charity

 

Our Mission:

OCSO Sheriff’s Star is a licensed 501(c)(3) dedicated to assisting the employees of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office with unplanned life changing events as a means of giving back to those that works so hard for us. The OCSO Sheriff’s Star Charities also provides assistance to both national and local charities as determined by our employees and board of directors.

About OCSO:

Ensuring fair and equal administration of the law, safeguarding civil liberties and preserving public safety and doing so with professionalism and unity of purpose, while being good stewards of the public’s trust.