Our Mission

Safe Families for Children seeks to bring the church and community together to keep children safe and families together. Safe Families for Children is rooted in faith, fueled by radical hospitality, disruptive generosity, and intentional compassion, to build a network of caring and compassionate volunteers to support families facing social isolation. Our goal is to support and strengthen families, prevent child abuse and neglect, and reduce the number of children unnecessarily entering the child welfare system.

Why I Started Safe Families?

Twenty years ago, I believe the Lord put a calling on my life. After working in ministry, launching a church, and then running a child welfare agency, I believe the Lord gave me the mission of Safe Families.  It was driven by an incredible sadness regarding the suffering children have to endure related to child abuse and retraumatizing in the child welfare system. Research shows that children who remain at home even with marginal parents have better outcomes than those children who are forcibly removed and experience the placement disruption of foster care.

That’s where Safe Families came in. My passion was to help the most vulnerable children and their parents. These are families that are on the edge of going into foster care. These are families that had no one to call when facing a crisis or dealing with unmanageable circumstances. However, how do we help them? At the same time, my heart was burdened with the mission of the Church, and its unique calling to change agents in society. As I continued to pray, the Lord birthed a powerful vision for the Church to answer the call to support vulnerable children and families through biblical hospitality.

Safe Families For Children serves families who lack social networks and live in isolation without support of family and friends dealing with crises such as homelessness, unemployment, child abuse, domestic violence, medical emergencies and alcohol/drug rehabilitation.

Safe Families for Children helps provide radical hospitality to families in crisis.

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