Kids in Focus is committed to being there for the kids we serve to help them navigate life’s challenges and become happy, productive members of the community. Sometimes this means helping them and their families overcome temporary hardships. Because of the trusting relationships that we build with the kids during our programs and the number of years we are maintaining those relationships, we are often privy to details of their lives that no one else is, making us a natural resource and provider of vital life-saving assistance. In 2020, Kids in Focus established a new Lifeline Program to provide individualized emergency services to meet the immediate physical and emotional needs of kids whose families are experiencing significant hardships and to help them change temporary challenges into long-term successes.
Through the Lifeline Program, we provide temporary assistance in meeting the family’s basic needs, such as food, clothing, electricity, rent, and safe housing. It also helps ensure that kids succeed in school, whether in the classroom or online, by providing computers and other resources.
Additionally, the Lifeline Program advocates for the children and helps connect their families with federal and state assistance programs, as well as counseling and behavioral health services.