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SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN (https://safe-families.org/)

Safe Families for Children is a family preservation movement motivated by radical hospitality, disruptive generosity, and intentional compassion to keep children safe and families together. We bring church and community together mobilizing an army of volunteers to advocate for vulnerable children and socially isolated families. Our goal is to grow a national movement of change agents passionate about protecting children and preserving families in communities across the nation and the world.

In many situations, parents or guardians may be challenged in providing a safe and caring environment for their children, putting them at risk of abuse and neglect. In the past, extended family or neighbors stepped in to help families in crisis by caring for their children for short periods of time.

Today, however, many families are socially isolated, and their extended family is nonexistent, or unavailable or unable to help. Adding to the problem is the fact that most state child welfare agencies are required under law to intervene only those children who suffer blatant abuse or neglect, leaving thousands of children at risk.

Safe Families for Children keeps families together. Research shows that children who grow up in their own families leads to better outcomes in terms of sense of identity, educational attainment, overall stability, and employment.

Vision

Creating a world where children are safe and families transformed through radically compassionate communities

Mission

Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like supports for families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact. Watch the video below to understand how:

 

Our Core Values

  • Radical Hospitality
  • Compassion fueled by Mercy
  • Disruptive Generosity

Our Objectives

The three objectives of Safe Families for Children are:

  1. Keep children safe during a family crisis such as homelessness, hospitalization, or domestic violence in an effort to prevent child abuse and/or neglect.
  2. Support, and stabilize families in crisis by surrounding them with caring, compassionate community.
  3. Reunite families and reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system. We seek to be an alternative to foster care, where appropriate.

Our Reach

There are 100+ chapters all across the country. From Alaska to Florida and California to Maine, we work with a variety of faith-based nonprofits to come alongside Families in Need to keep kids safe and families intact.