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Safe Families for Children provides breathing room and support for parents close to or in temporary crisis, giving them time to get back on their feet, while their children are cared for in a safe and loving environment.
Families who host children and support parents are known as Host Families, and are recruited from within the church. Parents in crisis, called the placing family, willingly place their children with a loving, and thoroughly screened and background-checked host family for a short period of time. They can reunite with their children at any time. Both the placing family and the host family participate voluntarily, with no compensation or expectation of adoption. The trust built between the placing family and host family is central to the Safe Families program; it’s at the heart of creating a safe, temporary haven for children, and a strong, caring support network for the placing family.
After the hosting arrangement ends, Safe Families goal is for the two families to remain in contact, further reducing social isolation, and providing ongoing support. There are also other roles that surround the placing family and host family to support their needs, examples include: respite care, donations, meals, mentoring, and transportation.
BECOME A HOST FAMILY
Host Families provide loving, temporary care and placement for children who need separation from the home while the family is strengthened. Average placement is less than 45 days.
BECOME A FAMILY FRIEND
Family Friends provide needed support to both the Host Family and the biological parents, and help meet a variety of practical needs such as meals, transportation, childcare and relational support.
BECOME A FAMILY COACH
Trained Family Coaches manage each family’s service plan, ensuring needed resources for a safe, nurturing home, monitoring the wellbeing of the child, and facilitating family reunification
BECOME A RESOURCE FRIEND
Resource Friends assist host families with goods and services needed while caring for a child, by providing gently used equipment, furniture and clothes, and by donating professional services.
BECOME A MONTHLY SUPPORTER
Join the Heroes of Hope monthly givers club, and designate your ongoing financial gift to Safe Families for Children. 100% of your generous donation will go directly to helping these children and families in crisis.
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