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Make the impossible KID possible.

KID Preschool PLUS full time programs

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.


Physical Health

The Dental Clinic at KID is a collaborative partnership with Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine to bring quality, affordable dental care – both routine and urgent – to thousands of children who could not otherwise afford it.

Food Distribution

Sponsored by No Kid Hungry and in partnership with Feeding South Florida, FLIPANY, and others, KID leads a weekly food distribution to ensure children and families in our care and throughout our community do not go hungry.

Family Strengthening

Family strengthening includes individual and family counseling, group counseling, infant mental health services, adoption support and therapeutic visitation to children and families in need of support.

KID Summer Camps

This 8 week program is for children 5 – 12. The 5 day Program includes academics, physical education, social skills workshops, weekly field trips, swimming lessons, and more. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided each day.

You Can Make A Difference!

If you would like to participate please contact us today.

Giving from the heart —making a difference since 1952.

2021 Board of Directors

President: Melissa DeMayo
Vice President: Caralyn Foster
Treasurer: Sabrina Farmer
Assistant Treasurer: Carla Greenlaw
Recording Secretary: Maria Selwood
Corresponding Secretary: Nancy Banks
Nominating Chair: Ashley Lindsay
Membership Chair: Tanya Remy
Assistant Membership Chair: Samantha Soreide
Director: Tammy Berger
Director: Faith Gladding
Past President: Mary Beth Boehm
Privileged Representative: Laura Lang

Financial Information

The Charity Guild of Fort Lauderdale is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; our federal tax identification number is 65-0109358. A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained by contacting the Florida Division of Consumer Services at 800-435-7352 (provide CH #1124) OR GOING TO WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM Registration with the State of Florida does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.


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P.O. Box 39555
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33339