Safe Families for Children National USA

Safe Families for Children National USA Safe Families for Children is a nonprofit, volunteer movement that gives hope and support to families in crisis. Founded in 2003, Safe Families for Children (SFFC) is a nonprofit volunteer movement that gives hope and support to families in crisis.

Located in 70 cities across the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and beyond, Safe Families supports families during crises. We are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and out of foster care. The SFFC movement is based on the perspective that the safety and health of our community children are the responsibility of each one of us and that parents are the key to providing long-term safe environments for their children.

Located in 70 cities across the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and beyond, Safe Families supports families during crises. We are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and out of foster care. The SFFC movement is based on the perspective that the safety and health of our community children are the responsibility of each one of us and that parents are the key to providing long-term safe environments for their children.

Mission: Surrounding families in crisis with caring, compassionate community. Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

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We want to invite you to participate in a special international day of prayer on January 13 & 14.  Visit https://ecs.pag...
01/08/2021

We want to invite you to participate in a special international day of prayer on January 13 & 14. Visit https://ecs.page.link/sAkUF and sign up today and be a part of this incredible event hosted by our leaders.

Did you know as a part of the circle of support, all you need to be the light for others?  To learn more, visit our webs...
01/06/2021

Did you know as a part of the circle of support, all you need to be the light for others? To learn more, visit our website to learn more: https://ecs.page.link/QHyMt

One thing you can do this year is love unconditionally.  To your family and those you host.  Make it a great year.
01/04/2021

One thing you can do this year is love unconditionally. To your family and those you host. Make it a great year.

When people see a family in crisis, many turn away.  We turn towards it and help provide radical hospitality. In 2021, i...
01/01/2021

When people see a family in crisis, many turn away. We turn towards it and help provide radical hospitality. In 2021, if you've never thought about being a host of part of the circle of support, learn more today by visiting our website. https://ecs.page.link/QHyMt

Remember we were all children at one time.  Make sure your children and those who you host enjoy theirs.
12/30/2020

Remember we were all children at one time. Make sure your children and those who you host enjoy theirs.

As a Safe Families host, your family can be a blessing just by being available.  It's that simple...if not radical.  Vis...
12/28/2020

As a Safe Families host, your family can be a blessing just by being available. It's that simple...if not radical. Visit our website to learn more today. https://ecs.page.link/QHyMt

May you have a blessed Christmas with your family from our family.
12/25/2020

May you have a blessed Christmas with your family from our family.

Happy Holidays from Safe Families for Children.
12/23/2020

Happy Holidays from Safe Families for Children.

When you host a child with Safe Families, find a way to make your family's song better, brighter and in even more beauti...
12/18/2020

When you host a child with Safe Families, find a way to make your family's song better, brighter and in even more beautiful than before!

It may not look like much, but a child's art is special and unique. Celebrate it with them and help them bring out creat...
12/16/2020

It may not look like much, but a child's art is special and unique. Celebrate it with them and help them bring out creativity that will last a lifetime.

Learn how Safe Families for Cleveland helped Jada with a growing circle of support during her time of need -  https://ec...
12/14/2020
A Growing Circle of Support - Safe Families for Children

Learn how Safe Families for Cleveland helped Jada with a growing circle of support during her time of need - https://ecs.page.link/N6KW6

That’s when Safe Families for Children host mom Carrie* stepped in. Carrie’s family had only been recently trained, background-checked, and approved, but they were up for the challenge when the host opportunity arrived.Read More

Help children see the magic around them by creating magical moments they'll never forget.  You have the power!
12/11/2020

Help children see the magic around them by creating magical moments they'll never forget. You have the power!

Be Kind.  It's a wise move.
12/09/2020

Be Kind. It's a wise move.

In our latest blog, learn how our Oregon chapter cares for those in need.   "This isn’t rocket science: It’s just being ...
12/07/2020

In our latest blog, learn how our Oregon chapter cares for those in need. "This isn’t rocket science: It’s just being people. It was simple, and that’s what Safe Families is all about." Click to learn more! https://ecs.page.link/RLNcW

On behalf of Safe Families for Children, we would like to invite you to a FREE online show TONIGHT featuring Nationally ...
12/04/2020

On behalf of Safe Families for Children, we would like to invite you to a FREE online show TONIGHT featuring Nationally Acclaimed Comedy Troupe Fish Sticks Comedy on December 4th either at 7PM EST (For Eastern and Central Time) or 7PM MT (For Mountain and Western Time).

All you need to do is pre-register for the event using one of the two links below:

12/4 at 7pm ET/6pm CT
https://ecs.page.link/sKwS2

12/4 at 7pm MT/6pm PT
https://ecs.page.link/9Qvaj

Please make sure to select our chapter when signing up. SEE YOU THERE!

On behalf of Safe Families for Children, we would like to invite you to a FREE online show featuring Nationally Acclaime...
12/03/2020

On behalf of Safe Families for Children, we would like to invite you to a FREE online show featuring Nationally Acclaimed Comedy Troupe Fish Sticks Comedy on December 4th either at 7PM EST (For Eastern and Central Time) or 7PM MT (For Mountain and Western Time).

All you need to do is pre-register for the event using one of the two links below:

12/4 at 7pm ET/6pm CT
https://ecs.page.link/sKwS2

12/4 at 7pm MT/6pm PT
https://ecs.page.link/9Qvaj

Please make sure to select our chapter when signing up.

We all make make mistakes and so will those we host.  Make it a time for beautiful things to learn from it and everyone ...
12/02/2020

We all make make mistakes and so will those we host. Make it a time for beautiful things to learn from it and everyone will grow!

Safe Families for Children National USA's cover photo
12/02/2020

Safe Families for Children National USA's cover photo

On Giving Tuesday, we invite you to support us through your financial donation of any amount.  Visit https://ecs.page.li...
12/01/2020

On Giving Tuesday, we invite you to support us through your financial donation of any amount. Visit https://ecs.page.link/DBoNc and make a difference! Thank you for your consideration!

Safe Families for Children National USA's cover photo
12/01/2020

Safe Families for Children National USA's cover photo

Believe in each other and we can do great things!
11/30/2020

Believe in each other and we can do great things!

On behalf of Safe Families for Children, we would like to invite you to a FREE online show featuring Nationally Acclaime...
11/29/2020

On behalf of Safe Families for Children, we would like to invite you to a FREE online show featuring Nationally Acclaimed Comedy Troupe Fish Sticks Comedy on December 4th either at 7PM EST (For Eastern and Central Time) or 7PM MT (For Mountain and Western Time).

All you need to do is pre-register for the event using one of the two links below:

12/4 at 7pm ET/6pm CT
https://ecs.page.link/sKwS2

12/4 at 7pm MT/6pm PT
https://ecs.page.link/9Qvaj

Please make sure to select our chapter when signing up.

On behalf of Safe Families for Children, we would like to invite you to a FREE online show featuring Nationally Acclaime...
11/29/2020

On behalf of Safe Families for Children, we would like to invite you to a FREE online show featuring Nationally Acclaimed Comedy Troupe Fish Sticks Comedy on December 4th either at 7PM EST (For Eastern and Central Time) or 7PM MT (For Mountain and Western Time).

All you need to do is pre-register for the event using one of the two links below:

12/4 at 7pm ET/6pm CT
https://ecs.page.link/sKwS2

12/4 at 7pm MT/6pm PT
https://ecs.page.link/9Qvaj

Please make sure to select our chapter when signing up.

This holiday season, know there are so many things to be thankful for.  And remember, people are thankful for you!
11/27/2020

This holiday season, know there are so many things to be thankful for. And remember, people are thankful for you!

Family is everything.  Whether immediate, Extended, Adoptive or just those you love, go where you are loved this holiday...
11/25/2020

Family is everything. Whether immediate, Extended, Adoptive or just those you love, go where you are loved this holiday season.

On behalf of Safe Families for Children, we would like to invite you to a FREE online show featuring Nationally Acclaime...
11/23/2020

On behalf of Safe Families for Children, we would like to invite you to a FREE online show featuring Nationally Acclaimed Comedy Troupe Fish Sticks Comedy on December 4th either at 7PM EST (For Eastern and Central Time) or 7PM MT (For Mountain and Western Time).

All you need to do is pre-register for the event using one of the two links below:

12/4 at 7pm ET/6pm CT
https://ecs.page.link/sKwS2

12/4 at 7pm MT/6pm PT
https://ecs.page.link/9Qvaj

Please make sure to select our chapter when signing up.

Remember, if you seek perfection, you'll always fall short.  Learn from your mistakes and show those you host the same.
11/18/2020

Remember, if you seek perfection, you'll always fall short. Learn from your mistakes and show those you host the same.

Having a hard time figuring out how to get involved?  Don't!  Just know we just need you! We'll figure out the rest!  Cl...
11/16/2020

Having a hard time figuring out how to get involved? Don't! Just know we just need you! We'll figure out the rest! Click here to learn more! https://ecs.page.link/QHyMt

Sometimes when we host, our actions of love will become a part of how they learn from you.  Be there, be present, be lov...
11/13/2020

Sometimes when we host, our actions of love will become a part of how they learn from you. Be there, be present, be love.

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served.  We thank you for your service.
11/11/2020

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served. We thank you for your service.

For those who are hosts with Safe Families, we know you are all in.  Thank you.  If you want to learn more about how to ...
11/09/2020

For those who are hosts with Safe Families, we know you are all in. Thank you. If you want to learn more about how to get involved with Safe Families, visit our website at https://ecs.page.link/hT9w8

Blanket your kindness today with everyone you meet.  It will make your life look so much brighter!
11/06/2020

Blanket your kindness today with everyone you meet. It will make your life look so much brighter!

Today, it's important we search for the good in our world and in each other.
11/04/2020

Today, it's important we search for the good in our world and in each other.

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4300 W Irving Park Rd National Headquarters
Chicago, IL
60641

General information

The Core Principles of Safe Families for Children are highlighted below. Primary Objectives: o Child Welfare Deflection: Safe Families provide a safe alternative to child welfare custody, thus reducing the number of children entering the child welfare system. o Child Abuse Prevention: Providing an overwhelmed and resource limited parent with a safe, temporary place for their child without the threat of losing custody can avert potential abuse/neglect episodes. o Family support and stabilization: Many parents struggle because of limited informal social supports and unavailable extended family. Many host families become the extended-family that a parent never had. o Faith-based: Volunteers are recruited from faith institutions and their faith is a primary force driving their service. o Child Focused: The safety of children is paramount; the objective is to provide a safe family and home to any child as long as they can adequately be cared for in a family setting and the parent(s) retain custody. o Strengthening Families: Committed to strengthening families so that the parents can be Safe Families for their own children. o Volunteer Driven: Host families, resource families and family friends serve without financial reimbursement. o Non-coercive: Parents place children without coercion and can change their mind at any time. o Crisis Driven: Parents need to be in a crisis situation to receive assistance from Safe Families for Children. CONTENT MODERATION POLICY: Safe Families for Children welcomes follower interaction and posts on our community. Content posted by our followers is not representative of the views or opinions of Safe Families for Children. As administrators of this account, we reserve the right to delete any content that is considered inappropriate based on Safe Families’ Social Media Policy. This includes, but is not limited to, content that contains commercial solicitations; is factually erroneous/libelous; is wildly off topic; or that otherwise violate Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Facebook encourages all users to utilize the “Report” links when they find abusive content. Thank you for helping us in creating a safe and encouraging online community.

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The trauma of child abuse can be devastating and have lasting consequences for a child. Many instances of abuse and neglect can be prevented if families in crisis had a support network of caring individuals to help them in a time of need. It is from this philosophy Safe Families for Children (SFFC) was born. In 2003, SFFC founder, Dr. Dave Anderson, found that if loving families can provide a safe and caring environment for a child at critical times, we can not only prevent harm to children, but we can enhance a parent's ability to provide what that child needs. Safe Families for Children is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. A network of volunteers provide safe, loving homes for parents to voluntarily have their children cared for while they restore stability in their own lives. Our dedication to family support, stabilization, and child abuse prevention is driven by responsibility for the well-being of children in our communities. SFFC partners with churches, local community agencies, volunteer families as well as government organizations across the country. The SFFC network provides essential extended family-like relationships to thousands of children and families each year. Learn more at www.safe-families.org

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Lex Morgan, let's look into this perhaps?
We are becoming a safe family and look forward to what God will do in and through us! We are looking to add things to the home so they are available when kids arrive. I mentioned this so if anyone has twin beds and bunk beds that would be great. I have been picking stuff up as we go. We kind of have 3 month old and 7 yr old pretty on and off. It just helps to have some things on hand. Anyways if you have things your getting rid of or kids out grew let me know. Don’t want lots just bare min for now. You can dm if u have things:) thanks
Our Story SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN NATIONAL USA·WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018· The trauma of child abuse can be devastating and have lasting consequences for a child. Many instances of abuse and neglect can be prevented if families in crisis had a support network of caring individuals to help them in a time of need. It is from this philosophy Safe Families for Children (SFFC) was born. In 2003, SFFC founder, Dr. Dave Anderson, found that if loving families can provide a safe and caring environment for a child at critical times, we can not only prevent harm to children, but we can enhance a parent's ability to provide what that child needs. Safe Families for Children is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. A network of volunteers provide safe, loving homes for parents to voluntarily have their children cared for while they restore stability in their own lives. Our dedication to family support, stabilization, and child abuse prevention is driven by responsibility for the well-being of children in our communities. SFFC partners with churches, local community agencies, volunteer families as well as government organizations across the country. The SFFC network provides essential extended family-like relationships to thousands of children and families each year. Learn more at
I love being a host. Please remember that it’s not how many children you host - it’s keeping in touch with the mom to guide her and to be positive. Also, stay connected to the children and have them sleep over, go to the park, and/or talk on the phone/FaceTime. It’s easy to text/phone to give a single mom the power to keep going !! I’ve been a host since 2013. Bless you all !! Be kind !!
I have been dreaming of something like this for our Fargo-Moorhead community!!
Your live stream is not happening, hope you get it going soon!
October 29-30, 2018 Grant Writing Class Hosted by Dane County Sheriff's Office at Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center.
Part of the Safe Families mission is to resurrect biblical hospitality. By extending hospitality to others in need, Safe Families for Children returns the Church to its historic role of caring for the orphan and the widow. The scriptures lead us to make room in our busy, well-protected lives to minister to others and help a stranger. #LiveOutLove
I like what the safe families for children National USA Great job Mat God bless u
Shout Out to Thrivent Financial and Community Christian Church for an awesome Pack the Playpen event this weekend. Thank you for your generosity!
I just wanted to say Safe Families is the best thing that has happened to my family, I don't know what we would have done if your organization didn't exist. Thank you for doing what you do and opening your arms to families in need.