Keep families in crisis together by expressing biblical hospitality
HOW IT WORKS
Vulnerable families – struggling with joblessness, homelessness, addiction, domestic violence, and other challenges – often have no resource for support. By law and policy, most state child welfare agencies are permitted to intervene only when children have suffered blatant abuse or neglect.
A preventative measure to foster care, Safe Families provides a safe, nurturing, and Christ-centered environment for children, while their parents receive the help they need. Parents voluntarily request a Safe Family hosting and retain full legal custody of their children.
Responding out of care, screened Host Families take children into their home for a short period of time with the support of a team of volunteer Family Friends.
- 45: Average length of stay, in days
- 4.75: Average age of children
- 98: Percentage of children that are reunified with their biological families
- Over 25,000: Number of children served by Safe Families in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom
WHAT YOU CAN DO NEXT
Start the process of becoming a Host Family to care for a child in crisis or join our team of Family Friends to provide a meal, diapers, or a visit with the family hosting a child.