Safe Families for Children National USA

Safe Families for Children National USA Safe Families for Children is a nonprofit, volunteer movement that serves and support families. Learn more at www.safe-families.org
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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, 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 (SFFC) is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families facing crisis in isolation. 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 nearly 1,000 children and families annually.

"After we welcomed two children to our family, we felt complete. However, we felt we had MORE to give and wanted our chi...
12/05/2023

"After we welcomed two children to our family, we felt complete. However, we felt we had MORE to give and wanted our children to have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus's love.

That's where our adventure with Safe Families began. It has given us access to those in our community who could use the love and time we have to offer. We get a call, and we get to say YES!

We have had close to 15 hostings with the desire to continue on too many more. Even though there is an added busyness, an uptick in the chaos level, a stretching and a growing of love and patience we always come out of a hosting blessed, experiencing the peace that passes understanding, and feeling the grace that God bestows upon us." The Rector Family

We love celebrating family reunification!
12/01/2023

We love celebrating family reunification!

Rejoice! Yesterday a child was reunited with her mom!

We couldn't be more grateful for the generosity of so many to support the mission of Safe Families. We are humbled by so...
11/30/2023

We couldn't be more grateful for the generosity of so many to support the mission of Safe Families. We are humbled by so many that gave of their time, talent, and treasure to help keep children safe and families together!

We have a matching grant and every donation will be matched dollar for dollar! Help us reach our 20th Anniversary goal o...
11/28/2023

We have a matching grant and every donation will be matched dollar for dollar! Help us reach our 20th Anniversary goal of $200,000 by going to https://20thcelebration.funraise.org/.

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow! Join us in displaying DISRUPTIVE GENEROSITY as we celebrate 20 years of helping keep childre...
11/27/2023

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow! Join us in displaying DISRUPTIVE GENEROSITY as we celebrate 20 years of helping keep children safe and families supported!
Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by going to https://20thcelebration.funraise.org/.

11/23/2023
So grateful for all the Ministry Leads across the country leading the effort to support volunteers in their local church...
11/17/2023

So grateful for all the Ministry Leads across the country leading the effort to support volunteers in their local churches!

11/16/2023

Family Friends surround families with support and make a huge difference in their lives! To get more information on the role of Family Friend, go to https://bit.ly/3N9DhQH.

11/14/2023

The beauty of a hosting is that a family can serve and make an impact TOGETHER in their community! A hosting can be just for one day, a 'day hosting' or, they can be a bit longer, lasting anywhere from one night to 364 days! Nationally, the average is about 30 days and differs from chapter to chapter.
To get more information about hosting, go to https://bit.ly/46dpKOG.

We need your help to reach out 20th Anniversary Campaign goal! Double your investment in Safe Families for Children Nati...
11/13/2023

We need your help to reach out 20th Anniversary Campaign goal!

Double your investment in Safe Families for Children National USA by financially supporting the mission to keep children safe and families together at https://20thcelebration.funraise.org/.

11/10/2023

Happy Friday everyone! Take time today to reflect on who your family circle is and how you can grow it. We believe in having open homes and open hearts to those around us in need.

11/07/2023

The power of community and support is at the heart of the Safe Families model. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that no parent faces crises alone.💙

We are moving Safe Families Sunday to February! Please check out our 2024 SF Sunday Guidebook at  https://bit.ly/3skxUH1...
11/02/2023

We are moving Safe Families Sunday to February! Please check out our 2024 SF Sunday Guidebook at https://bit.ly/3skxUH1 and start planning how your church can support vulnerable children and isolated families in your community.

11/01/2023

Disruptive Generosity is one of our core values at Safe Families! It is our goal to give generously of our time, talent, and treasure to see isolated families feel supported and loved in our communities. Will you help us reach our $200,000 match opportunity at https://20thcelebration.funraise.org/?

When you support Safe Families you help us accomplish our objectives. You can DOUBLE OUR IMPACT by investing in our miss...
10/27/2023

When you support Safe Families you help us accomplish our objectives. You can DOUBLE OUR IMPACT by investing in our mission. We have a $200,000 match opportunity where every gift will be multiplied. Go to https://20thcelebration.funraise.org/ and help us reach our goal!

10/26/2023

When you support Safe Families for Children, we get to support more parents! Help us DOUBLE OUR IMPACT! For our 20th Anniversary, we have a $200,000 match opportunity! Go to https://20thcelebration.funraise.org/ to help us reach our goal!

Safe Families for Children is a nonprofit, volunteer movement that serves and support families.

As a movement that works with local churches and pastors, we want to say THANK YOU for shepherding the flock, for feedin...
10/25/2023

As a movement that works with local churches and pastors, we want to say THANK YOU for shepherding the flock, for feeding His sheep, for faithfully leading His people. We also pray for you, your families, your ministry, and those you have been called to serve.
Show your appreciation to your pastor:
10 Simple & Effective Ideas This Pastor Appreciation Month to Honor Clergy Members and Their Families - https://bit.ly/3Q2XacE.

Hosting is a centerpiece of the Safe Families relational model as we seek to provide a comprehensive circle of support f...
10/24/2023

Hosting is a centerpiece of the Safe Families relational model as we seek to provide a comprehensive circle of support for the families that we serve. In this Op-ed, a NYC mom shares why hosting should be in New York. There is currently a lawsuit against the state's adopted hosting regulations. Oral arguments on the case are tomorrow in Albany, and we would ask people to pray!

Carly Dillard argues in favor of New York continuing to regulate and permit host homes for families in crisis.

10/20/2023

Listen to how Safe Families impacted Jessica and her whole family! It is through your financial gifts that we can continue to serve parents, like Jessica, who are facing crisis situations isolated and alone. For our 20th Anniversary, we have a $200,000 match opportunity where every gift will be multiplied. We need YOUR HELP to achieve this monumental goal!
Will you help support us so we can continue to support families?
https://20thcelebration.funraise.org/.

We are celebrating the impact of disruptive generosity demonstrated by thousands of Safe Families' volunteers over the p...
10/19/2023

We are celebrating the impact of disruptive generosity demonstrated by thousands of Safe Families' volunteers over the past 20 years! We believe unleashing generosity can change lives and transform communities!

10/18/2023

We have exciting news! We have a $200,000 matching grant opportunity for our 20th Anniversary celebration and want to invite you to invest in the mission of Safe Families. Go to https://20thcelebration.funraise.org/ and consider a one-time or monthly donation.

Safe Families for Children is a nonprofit, volunteer movement that serves and support families.

10/17/2023

Prayer is the fuel for the Safe Families movement! By supporting Safe Families in prayer, you help us achieve our mission and change lives. Check out our prayer guide at https://safe-families.org/involvement/pray/.

Home Gatherings are a great way to celebrate and share the mission with friends and family! Check out our Home Gathering...
10/13/2023

Home Gatherings are a great way to celebrate and share the mission with friends and family! Check out our Home Gathering booklet here https://simplebooklet.com/homegatheringbooklet and reach out to your local staff to see about hosting one as a part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Did you know that Safe Families is a global movement? Loved having the Safe Families Hong Kong team in the US to learn f...
10/12/2023

Did you know that Safe Families is a global movement? Loved having the Safe Families Hong Kong team in the US to learn from each other how we can better support families and change lives together. So grateful for Safe Families Hong Kong and all our global partners!

It was fabulous to meet with the Safe Families team from Hong Kong!! A huge shout-out to the Safe Families leadership teams from The Orchard Church, Barrington, and Avenue Christian Church, Clarendon Hills for helping our guests learn more about the volunteer-driven, professionally supported movement of the church in the greater Chicago area.

10/11/2023

Prayer is a major way individuals can help support the Safe Families movement!

10/05/2023

Hear this mother-daughter team share how they got involved, and the impact they are making as a family! There is a role for everyone to play in keeping children safe and families together. https://safe-families.org/involvement/

Celebrating God's faithfulness with the Safe Families movement!
10/04/2023

Celebrating God's faithfulness with the Safe Families movement!

We love hearing WHY families are serving with Safe Families. There truly is a role for everyone!
10/03/2023

We love hearing WHY families are serving with Safe Families. There truly is a role for everyone!

Safe Families celebrates parent reunification to help keep families supported and together!
09/29/2023

Safe Families celebrates parent reunification to help keep families supported and together!

We are thankful for this reunification of mom and son and for our 2 host families who have supported this mom for the last 2 months.

Fox32 did a wonderful job highlighting Safe Families "20 Years" of coming alongside families facing crisis, keeping Chil...
09/25/2023

Fox32 did a wonderful job highlighting Safe Families "20 Years" of coming alongside families facing crisis, keeping Children Safe and Families TOGETHER!

A Chicago-born organization has been keeping children out of the foster care system for 20 years now. Two unlikely families became one through the program in an unimaginable crisis. A loving family, pieced together, by an incredible challenge.

We would love the opportunity to SHARE how our RELATIONAL MODEL is helping keep children safe and families together. Che...
09/22/2023

We would love the opportunity to SHARE how our RELATIONAL MODEL is helping keep children safe and families together. Check out our press release! https://bit.ly/3roqamR

09/21/2023

Help us Celebrate! Would you SHARE THIS POST with your network to get the word out about Safe Families for Children?

Everyone can do something to celebrate Safe Families' 20th Anniversary...babies looking cute is one of the best!
09/20/2023

Everyone can do something to celebrate Safe Families' 20th Anniversary...babies looking cute is one of the best!

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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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