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.

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Social awareness is the ability to empathize with and understand the perspective of someone else, even though their back...
07/08/2021

Social awareness is the ability to empathize with and understand the perspective of someone else, even though their background and culture might be different from yours. It's important in understanding the viewpoint of another person's feelings, intentions, thoughts, or view of a particular situation. With Safe Families we value social awareness to increase healthy understanding in diverse families and cultures.

Here are some ways adults can support kids to practice social awareness, perspective-taking, and empathy at home:

1. Read books with your kids and talk about how the characters are feeling and reacting. Identify the emotions and then talk about why the character feels that way or how you know.

2. Talk about your own emotions with your kids. Label your feelings explain what made you feel that way. If you have negative emotions, talk about what would help you to feel better.

3. If a conflict arises, ask your child to think about how the other person might be feeling.

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Social awareness is the ability to empathize with and understand the perspective of someone else, even though their background and culture might be different from yours. It's important in understanding the viewpoint of another person's feelings, intentions, thoughts, or view of a particular situation. With Safe Families we value social awareness to increase healthy understanding in diverse families and cultures.

Here are some ways adults can support kids to practice social awareness, perspective-taking, and empathy at home:

1. Read books with your kids and talk about how the characters are feeling and reacting. Identify the emotions and then talk about why the character feels that way or how you know.

2. Talk about your own emotions with your kids. Label your feelings explain what made you feel that way. If you have negative emotions, talk about what would help you to feel better.

3. If a conflict arises, ask your child to think about how the other person might be feeling.

#familysupport #lifelessons #bethechange #helpinghands #momcommunity #parenthoodjourney #raiseawareness #showsupport #strongparenting #motherhoodrising #humanity #voicethisout #empoweringfamily #family #familylove #parentingsupport #bethechangeyouwanttosee #children #familymoments #familyvalues #happiness #kids #loveis #mentalhealth

Being part of a community enables us to come alongside one another and provide needed support, comfort, and stability. W...
07/05/2021

Being part of a community enables us to come alongside one another and provide needed support, comfort, and stability. With the natural stressors in the busy world we live in, there’s never been a more important time to help others who may be struggling with their mental and physical wellbeing.

These struggles can be as simple as fatigue from being overworked, consumed with caretaking, or lack of self-care time. At Safe Families our aim is to come alongside you and encourage community support. We bring church and community together mobilizing an army of volunteers to advocate for vulnerable children and socially isolated families.

Join the movement today by visiting Safe-Families.org

Being part of a community enables us to come alongside one another and provide needed support, comfort, and stability. With the natural stressors in the busy world we live in, there’s never been a more important time to help others who may be struggling with their mental and physical wellbeing.

These struggles can be as simple as fatigue from being overworked, consumed with caretaking, or lack of self-care time. At Safe Families our aim is to come alongside you and encourage community support. We bring church and community together mobilizing an army of volunteers to advocate for vulnerable children and socially isolated families.

Join the movement today by visiting Safe-Families.org

Paying tribute to the honorable men and women who went before us to fight for our Nation, with bold stripes, bright star...
07/04/2021

Paying tribute to the honorable men and women who went before us to fight for our Nation, with bold stripes, bright stars, and brave hearts. "We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something—for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to." — Ronald Reagan

At Safe Families For Children we are devoted to these same rights for our countries' children - to keep children safe and families supported who are facing a crisis. Together we stand for liberty, freedom, and fairness to all.

Paying tribute to the honorable men and women who went before us to fight for our Nation, with bold stripes, bright stars, and brave hearts. "We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something—for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to." — Ronald Reagan

At Safe Families For Children we are devoted to these same rights for our countries' children - to keep children safe and families supported who are facing a crisis. Together we stand for liberty, freedom, and fairness to all.

07/02/2021
It Takes a Village

We weren’t made for isolation. We were made for community. We were made for one another. Use your voice in the #LeanOnMeChallenge for @SFFCnational by singing out to a friend or family member you know you can always #LeanOn.

Sample caption: It takes a village to help keep #childrensafe and #familiestogether. I challenge (@Person'sNameHere) to help me raise awareness for @Safefamiliesforchildren and keep the #leanonmechallenge going!

Watch video for some inspiration!

Our goal is to help families like Alicia's in as many ways as possible.  If you want to be a part of the movement, conta...
06/30/2021

Our goal is to help families like Alicia's in as many ways as possible. If you want to be a part of the movement, contact us today!

Our goal is to help families like Alicia's in as many ways as possible. If you want to be a part of the movement, contact us today!

Safe Families for Children and families in crisis are created for each other.  To learn more about how to get involved, ...
06/28/2021

Safe Families for Children and families in crisis are created for each other. To learn more about how to get involved, please contact us today!

Safe Families for Children and families in crisis are created for each other. To learn more about how to get involved, please contact us today!

There are amazing words you can say when you are hosting.  This is one of them.  Remember, your positive words can be li...
06/25/2021

There are amazing words you can say when you are hosting. This is one of them. Remember, your positive words can be life-changing to a child in your care!

There are amazing words you can say when you are hosting. This is one of them. Remember, your positive words can be life-changing to a child in your care!

For many of our volunteers and hosts, there is a tug on their hearts that pull them towards Safe Families for Children. ...
06/23/2021

For many of our volunteers and hosts, there is a tug on their hearts that pull them towards Safe Families for Children. If you are feeling that same tug, visit our website to learn more on how you can be a part of our movement: https://ecs.page.link/QHyMt

For many of our volunteers and hosts, there is a tug on their hearts that pull them towards Safe Families for Children. If you are feeling that same tug, visit our website to learn more on how you can be a part of our movement: https://ecs.page.link/QHyMt

We want to wish all our Fathers a wonderful Father's Day!
06/20/2021

We want to wish all our Fathers a wonderful Father's Day!

We want to wish all our Fathers a wonderful Father's Day!

As a Safe Families host, you can brighten the day and the life of a family in crisis.  Through hosting, helping and more...
06/18/2021

As a Safe Families host, you can brighten the day and the life of a family in crisis. Through hosting, helping and more, you can be the rainbow in someone's cloud. To learn more how you can be a part of the movement, visit our website today.

As a Safe Families host, you can brighten the day and the life of a family in crisis. Through hosting, helping and more, you can be the rainbow in someone's cloud. To learn more how you can be a part of the movement, visit our website today.

Even when you don't feel the best, you can always stop and start being awesome right now!  So, go ahead and be awesome t...
06/16/2021

Even when you don't feel the best, you can always stop and start being awesome right now! So, go ahead and be awesome today!

Even when you don't feel the best, you can always stop and start being awesome right now! So, go ahead and be awesome today!

Read our latest blog post written by David Anderson, our founder, whose daughter's experience wanting him to fix the fro...
06/14/2021
Can you fix the frog? - Safe Families for Children

Read our latest blog post written by David Anderson, our founder, whose daughter's experience wanting him to fix the frog was a lesson in long term impact of radical hospitality https://ecs.page.link/kS4e5

“The problem with our world is we draw the circles of our families too small.” Mother Teresa I discovered the…Read More

Be the change we seek.  There are so many ways to get involved with Safe Families for Children, just visit our website t...
06/09/2021

Be the change we seek. There are so many ways to get involved with Safe Families for Children, just visit our website to learn more!

Be the change we seek. There are so many ways to get involved with Safe Families for Children, just visit our website to learn more!

Safe Families for Children embraces compassion in what we do.  If you would like to be a part of a compassionate cause, ...
06/07/2021

Safe Families for Children embraces compassion in what we do. If you would like to be a part of a compassionate cause, please contact us today by visiting us at https://ecs.page.link/HJ4Mo

Safe Families for Children embraces compassion in what we do. If you would like to be a part of a compassionate cause, please contact us today by visiting us at https://ecs.page.link/HJ4Mo

Build into the life of a child the expectation of wonderful possibilities.  It can transform them and you!
06/04/2021

Build into the life of a child the expectation of wonderful possibilities. It can transform them and you!

Build into the life of a child the expectation of wonderful possibilities. It can transform them and you!

If you are considering hosting and don't know what to do?  Just be you.  That's enough for the families you impact with ...
06/02/2021

If you are considering hosting and don't know what to do? Just be you. That's enough for the families you impact with your help.

If you are considering hosting and don't know what to do? Just be you. That's enough for the families you impact with your help.

We wish you and your family a safe and reflective Memorial Day.  Thank you to all who serve, have served and remember th...
05/31/2021

We wish you and your family a safe and reflective Memorial Day. Thank you to all who serve, have served and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

We wish you and your family a safe and reflective Memorial Day. Thank you to all who serve, have served and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

As a host, you protect, help, but you are also a friend.  If you are, be a kind one.  They are the best kind.
05/28/2021

As a host, you protect, help, but you are also a friend. If you are, be a kind one. They are the best kind.

As a host, you protect, help, but you are also a friend. If you are, be a kind one. They are the best kind.

Remember every child is different.  Find what makes them bloom and help them to achieve greatness!
05/26/2021

Remember every child is different. Find what makes them bloom and help them to achieve greatness!

Remember every child is different. Find what makes them bloom and help them to achieve greatness!

Thank you to all of you who provide foster care.  So many children and families depend on the these heroes to step in an...
05/24/2021

Thank you to all of you who provide foster care. So many children and families depend on the these heroes to step in and provide care to hurting children and families.

Thank you to all of you who provide foster care. So many children and families depend on the these heroes to step in and provide care to hurting children and families.

By being a Safe Families for Children Host, you are providing hope to families in need.  If you are interested in being ...
05/21/2021

By being a Safe Families for Children Host, you are providing hope to families in need. If you are interested in being a part of the movement, visit our website today!

By being a Safe Families for Children Host, you are providing hope to families in need. If you are interested in being a part of the movement, visit our website today!

Sometimes it's the people we help, sometimes it's us.  For National Mental Health Awareness Month, be aware of the uniqu...
05/19/2021

Sometimes it's the people we help, sometimes it's us. For National Mental Health Awareness Month, be aware of the unique needs of those who struggle with their mental health. Your awareness and support for children and adults alike is so important.

Sometimes it's the people we help, sometimes it's us. For National Mental Health Awareness Month, be aware of the unique needs of those who struggle with their mental health. Your awareness and support for children and adults alike is so important.

When you host, you may not think you are doing enough, but you are. Don't worry about every little thing, just be presen...
05/17/2021

When you host, you may not think you are doing enough, but you are. Don't worry about every little thing, just be present and let your gift of hosting be the gift!

When you host, you may not think you are doing enough, but you are. Don't worry about every little thing, just be present and let your gift of hosting be the gift!

Remember, tonight is an encore for our Safe Families Sunday Live Event at 6:30pm CST! - RSVP now at Safe Families Sunday...
05/16/2021

Remember, tonight is an encore for our Safe Families Sunday Live Event at 6:30pm CST! - RSVP now at Safe Families Sunday Encore https://ecs.page.link/Kt3Uj

Remember, tonight is an encore for our Safe Families Sunday Live Event at 6:30pm CST! - RSVP now at Safe Families Sunday Encore https://ecs.page.link/Kt3Uj

Remember, tomorrow is an encore for our Safe Families Sunday Live Event  at 6:30pm CST! - RSVP now at https://ecs.page.l...
05/15/2021

Remember, tomorrow is an encore for our Safe Families Sunday Live Event at 6:30pm CST! - RSVP now at https://ecs.page.link/Kt3Uj

Remember, tomorrow is an encore for our Safe Families Sunday Live Event at 6:30pm CST! - RSVP now at https://ecs.page.link/Kt3Uj

Those whose children we host are forever changed and make an impact like no other.  If you are ready to step up to be pa...
05/14/2021

Those whose children we host are forever changed and make an impact like no other. If you are ready to step up to be part of Safe Families for Children, visit our website today! https://safe-families.org/

Those whose children we host are forever changed and make an impact like no other. If you are ready to step up to be part of Safe Families for Children, visit our website today! https://safe-families.org/

Remember, we're planning for an encore for our Safe Families Sunday Live Event, this Sunday, May 16 at 6:30pm CST! - RSV...
05/13/2021

Remember, we're planning for an encore for our Safe Families Sunday Live Event, this Sunday, May 16 at 6:30pm CST! - RSVP now at Safe Families Sunday Encore https://ecs.page.link/Kt3Uj

Remember, we're planning for an encore for our Safe Families Sunday Live Event, this Sunday, May 16 at 6:30pm CST! - RSVP now at Safe Families Sunday Encore https://ecs.page.link/Kt3Uj

If you are trying to figure out how to honor moms today, consider giving to Safe Families for Children, who help moms an...
05/09/2021

If you are trying to figure out how to honor moms today, consider giving to Safe Families for Children, who help moms and families in crisis with radical hospitality. Click to give today. https://ecs.page.link/U3Y22

If you are trying to figure out how to honor moms today, consider giving to Safe Families for Children, who help moms and families in crisis with radical hospitality. Click to give today. https://ecs.page.link/U3Y22

We want to wish all of our mom everywhere a Happy Mothers Day!  You are special!
05/09/2021

We want to wish all of our mom everywhere a Happy Mothers Day! You are special!

We want to wish all of our mom everywhere a Happy Mothers Day! You are special!

Excited to celebrate $19K raised for SFFC in LaGrange Georgia by the local Junior Service League! https://ecs.page.link/...
05/05/2021
JSL raises more than $19,000 through Taste of the Town - LaGrange Daily News

Excited to celebrate $19K raised for SFFC in LaGrange Georgia by the local Junior Service League! https://ecs.page.link/K1iz7

Taste of the Town raised more than $19,000 last weekend. Saturday afternoon was filled with good weather, plenty to eat and drink, live music and thousands of community members mingling and enjoying the evening during the fourth annual Taste of the Town event, which was held on Overlook Plaza and sp...

Click below to get the snapshot and more regarding babies in your state 2021 year book!
05/03/2021
State of Babies Yearbook: 2021

Click below to get the snapshot and more regarding babies in your state 2021 year book!

The State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 compares national and state-by-state data on the well-being of infants and toddlers. Learn more here.

Want to be a role model?  Be a Safe Families host!  Contact us today to learn more!
05/03/2021

Want to be a role model? Be a Safe Families host! Contact us today to learn more!

Want to be a role model? Be a Safe Families host! Contact us today to learn more!

When you are a host with Safe Families, what you do in love with be passed on to future generations.  If you want to be ...
04/30/2021

When you are a host with Safe Families, what you do in love with be passed on to future generations. If you want to be a part of creating impactful legacies, please contact us today!

When you are a host with Safe Families, what you do in love with be passed on to future generations. If you want to be a part of creating impactful legacies, please contact us today!

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4300 W Irving Park Rd National Headquarters
Chicago, IL
60641

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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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(773) 653-2200

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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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This week for the Grace Enough Podcast I sat down with Raleigh Chapter Director, Cheri Jimenez to discuss Safe Families for Children, supporting families in crisis, and the various roles people can fill to help a family in need reach a place of stability. I think you will enjoy our conversation.
We know your group / organization will be interested in our free 3 day Summit, Moving Beyond Family Struggles, January 26, 27 and 28. 15 of the TOP EXPERTS in the areas of Family Relationship Counseling, Family Estrangement, Communication and Life Success will be speaking. Please share this with your Facebook Community, and write to us with any questions you may have! www.movingbeyondfamilystruggles.com
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