MISSION
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. 

FAST FACTS

  • 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. 

For more information contact Heather: hvataha@gmail.com or Rachel: rcoleman615@gmail.com