It goes without saying that child welfare is not a “feel good” career path. You are surrounded by so much pain and anger and hopelessness. Every child you hold is broken – and broken in every way that a person can possibly BE broken – broken bodies, broken spirits, broken dreams. You simply see the very worst that humanity has to offer to itself each and every day. After a little while, your heart becomes hardened to the day-to-day of life within the “system”. What was once tragic becomes “routine”.
Kids in Distress is not simply a charitable agency that we randomly support. Kids in Distress is an agency that we have BLED FOR.
If you choose to connect with us, you are going to hear ALOT about this agency. Mark has dedicated 23 years of his life to KID and continues to serve in the capacity of President & C.E.O. and Tiffani served as the Director of Foster Care at KID for 10 years before stepping down.
WHY THIS ORGANIZATION?
As dark as the field of child welfare can be…it is also one of tremendous inspiration. In a given day, your work experience may easily span the scope of human emotion. In one moment, you are faced with unspeakable grief and loss and in the next, you are filled with overwhelming joy.
Ultimately, KID is in the business of healing hearts. It’s kind of like a hospital for those with broken lives. Each and every day, families come to Kids in Distress because they need help. Their lives have been split wide open and they are wrecked with pain and hopelessness; most are just sitting in the ashes of what once was. Kids in Distress takes their hand, and through a continuum of services, helps them pick up the pieces of their lives and take steps towards becoming whole again.
Our lives have been forever changed by the incredible families that are part of TeamKID. They are heart deep and wholly dedicated to their vision and we are better humans for having had the awesome privilege of serving beside them.
This year, Kids in Distress was able to serve over 11,000 children and their families within Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Our hope you will take the time to connect with Kids in Distress in some way.