What We Do
Safe Families for Children is a faith-based movement to keep children safe and isolated families intact. Through Host Families, Family Friends, and Family Coaches, we temporarily host children and provide a network of support to families in crisis while they get back on their feet. We open our hearts, open our arms, and open our homes.
Every day, families are broken apart in our city. Socially isolated families end up in the foster care system simply due to a lack of community support. Safe Families is the alternative. We equip local churches to wrap around hurting families before abuse or neglect occurs. Overnight, a parent in crisis can access a volunteer Circle of Support that offers temporary hosting of children, and relationships vital to helping the parent get back on their feet.
Families in need can voluntarily place their children with a safe, loving, and thoroughly screened volunteer Host Family for a short period of time. The parent maintains full custody, can reunite with their children at any time. The Circle of Support serves like extended family to walk alongside the parent and help them get back on their feet.
After the hosting arrangement ends, Safe Families’ goal is for partnering family and their Circle of Support to stay in relationships, further reducing social isolation and providing ongoing support. We exist to break generational cycles of isolation and trauma so that families can thrive within the community that ALL of us need.