Safe Families for Children
When crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and our church family for support. But for some parents, there isn’t a safety net. Often, problems such as drug addiction, domestic abuse, incarceration, or illness can be debilitating, making it impossible for parents to care for their children.
Safe Families for Children is a prevention program that offers a secure and temporary home to thousands of children, minimizing the risk for abuse or neglect, and giving parents the time and tools they need to help their families thrive.
Safe Families for Children strives to meet three objectives:
- Child Welfare Deflection: Reducing the number of children entering the child welfare system
- Child Abuse Prevention: Providing a safe, temporary place for a parent to put their child without threat of losing custody
- Family Support and Stabilization: Many Safe Families volunteers become the extended family that a parent never had
The ultimate goal is to strengthen and support parents so they can become safe families for their own children.
If your family is in need of support from Safe Families, click here.