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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Generous people are selfless, redemptive, and sacrificial. They give freely of their time, talents, treasure, and words....
01/12/2022

Generous people are selfless, redemptive, and sacrificial. They give freely of their time, talents, treasure, and words. This type of generosity often disrupts our comfortable way of life and personal space both in our schedules and homes. Our Safe Families volunteers exhibit this disruptive generosity by standing beside placing parents like Jeni who baked a cake out of appreciation for the Safe Families community. Thank you families for opening your hearts and homes!

Want to impact your community in 2022? Get more information how you can support parents dealing with hardships or crisis...
01/03/2022

Want to impact your community in 2022? Get more information how you can support parents dealing with hardships or crisis in your community in partnership with your local church! Go to https://safe-families.org/involvement/new-chapter/ to learn more.

Want to impact your community in 2022? Get more information how you can support parents dealing with hardships or crisis in your community in partnership with your local church! Go to https://safe-families.org/involvement/new-chapter/ to learn more.

In 2022, join the prevention efforts to keep children safe and out of the foster care system. Find out more at www.safe-...
12/31/2021

In 2022, join the prevention efforts to keep children safe and out of the foster care system. Find out more at www.safe-families.org. #childrensafe #familiestogether

In 2022, join the prevention efforts to keep children safe and out of the foster care system. Find out more at www.safe-families.org. #childrensafe #familiestogether

Safe Families served thousands of parents facing crisis in 2021 but there is more work in 2022 to keep children safe and...
12/29/2021

Safe Families served thousands of parents facing crisis in 2021 but there is more work in 2022 to keep children safe and families together. Consider partnering with Safe Families in 2022. For more information, go to www.safe-families.org.

Safe Families served thousands of parents facing crisis in 2021 but there is more work in 2022 to keep children safe and families together. Consider partnering with Safe Families in 2022. For more information, go to www.safe-families.org.

12/24/2021
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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from Safe Families for Children! So grateful for all those families who will set another place at their table during the holiday season to keep children safe and families together. #safefamilies #childrensafe #familiestogether

Intentional relationships change lives and transform communities one family at a time. Reach outside of your comfort cir...
12/17/2021

Intentional relationships change lives and transform communities one family at a time. Reach outside of your comfort circle TODAY with intentional compassion and really see someone this Christmas season! #safefamilies #beintentional

Intentional relationships change lives and transform communities one family at a time. Reach outside of your comfort circle TODAY with intentional compassion and really see someone this Christmas season! #safefamilies #beintentional

Remember there are families who are isolated and have no support systems especially during Christmas. According to NAMI,...
12/15/2021

Remember there are families who are isolated and have no support systems especially during Christmas. According to NAMI, "64% of individuals living with mental health issues felt that their conditions worsened during the holiday season. Help wrap compassionate support around families by going to www.safe-families.org. #safefamilies

Remember there are families who are isolated and have no support systems especially during Christmas. According to NAMI, "64% of individuals living with mental health issues felt that their conditions worsened during the holiday season. Help wrap compassionate support around families by going to www.safe-families.org. #safefamilies

12/08/2021
Nov 22 Ana

Ana is a former foster parent who is convinced that Safe Families preventative--rather than reactive--approach works best. "Safe Families is everything a ministry to families in crisis should be." Would you consider joining us on the frontlines at www.safe-families.org

Start Shopping to help keep children safe and families together! AmazonSmile is an easy way for you to support Safe Fami...
12/03/2021

Start Shopping to help keep children safe and families together! AmazonSmile is an easy way for you to support Safe Families. Every time you shop at AmazonSmile the same way you would Amazon, 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to Safe Families at no cost to you. Go to www.smile.amazon.com and select SFFC to support!

Start Shopping to help keep children safe and families together! AmazonSmile is an easy way for you to support Safe Families. Every time you shop at AmazonSmile the same way you would Amazon, 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to Safe Families at no cost to you. Go to www.smile.amazon.com and select SFFC to support!

Today is the day that your gift could keep a family together, a child safe, and offer hope to the hurting. How will you ...
11/30/2021

Today is the day that your gift could keep a family together, a child safe, and offer hope to the hurting. How will you steward your gift today? Choose hope. Head to safe-families.org to donate today! #safefamilies #MultiplytheBlessing #givingtuesday

Today is the day that your gift could keep a family together, a child safe, and offer hope to the hurting. How will you steward your gift today? Choose hope. Head to safe-families.org to donate today! #safefamilies #MultiplytheBlessing #givingtuesday

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. Be part of keeping Children Safe and Families Together by donating to Safe Families. Visit s...
11/29/2021

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. Be part of keeping Children Safe and Families Together by donating to Safe Families. Visit safe-families.org to donate now!

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. Be part of keeping Children Safe and Families Together by donating to Safe Families. Visit safe-families.org to donate now!

"To be able to help a family have a chance to stay HEALTHY and TOGETHER is a great JOY." Sandra has invested in HOPE. Wh...
11/26/2021

"To be able to help a family have a chance to stay HEALTHY and TOGETHER is a great JOY." Sandra has invested in HOPE. What will you invest in this #GivingTuesday? Head over to safe-families.org to donate now! #safefamilies #MultiplytheBlessing

"To be able to help a family have a chance to stay HEALTHY and TOGETHER is a great JOY." Sandra has invested in HOPE. What will you invest in this #GivingTuesday? Head over to safe-families.org to donate now! #safefamilies #MultiplytheBlessing

Thankful. Grateful. Overwhelmed. Your support. Your giving. Your desire to see children safe and families together. To a...
11/25/2021

Thankful. Grateful. Overwhelmed. Your support. Your giving. Your desire to see children safe and families together. To all of you on the frontline: THANK YOU! And Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful. Grateful. Overwhelmed. Your support. Your giving. Your desire to see children safe and families together. To all of you on the frontline: THANK YOU! And Happy Thanksgiving!

So grateful for all the volunteers who step up daily to host children and support families. We are blessed by your radic...
11/22/2021

So grateful for all the volunteers who step up daily to host children and support families. We are blessed by your radical hospitality! #radicalhospitality

So grateful for all the volunteers who step up daily to host children and support families. We are blessed by your radical hospitality! #radicalhospitality

11/19/2021
Nov 19 SFYasmin

Listen how Yasmin's life was blessed by her participation in Safe Families to help keep #ChildrenSafeFamiliesTogether visit safe-families.org

11/17/2021
Nov 17 Rebekah

We have opportunities for everyone to serve! Rebekah shares how Safe Families empowered her as a single, working woman to walk alongside of families needing support in her community.

11/15/2021
Nov 15 SFFull

Relationships change lives! Help us #Multiplytheblessing by serving on the frontlines with us. Visit safe-families.org to learn more.

11/12/2021
Nov 12 SFSandra

Grandparents can play a huge role with Safe Families! Hear how Sandra has chosen to #MultiplytheBlessing through serving as a Host Family! Sign up to volunteer at safe-families.org

11/10/2021
Nov 10 SFJohn

Hear from John on how he is involved in loving people where they're at, especially those in difficult circumstances. Then learn how you can #MultiplytheBlessing by becoming the "friend to people who need friends" at safe-families.org #ChildrenSafeFamiliesTogether

Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like supports for desperate families th...
11/08/2021

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. Without families opening their homes and opening their hearts, we could not care for vulnerable children in our communities. By supporting families in crisis, you're changing the trajectory of our future communities and future leaders. Will you consider hosting or supporting a family in crisis? Learn more at www.frontline.family

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. Without families opening their homes and opening their hearts, we could not care for vulnerable children in our communities. By supporting families in crisis, you're changing the trajectory of our future communities and future leaders. Will you consider hosting or supporting a family in crisis? Learn more at www.frontline.family

Kids will learn, but many times, they don't learn what counts. Model out radical hospitality by opening your heart and h...
11/08/2021

Kids will learn, but many times, they don't learn what counts. Model out radical hospitality by opening your heart and home to a family facing crisis in your community. Actions speak louder than words!

Kids will learn, but many times, they don't learn what counts. Model out radical hospitality by opening your heart and home to a family facing crisis in your community. Actions speak louder than words!

Safe Families wants to empower communities to walk alongside of families facing crisis by providing support, resources, ...
11/05/2021

Safe Families wants to empower communities to walk alongside of families facing crisis by providing support, resources, and encouragement through Host Families and Family Friends. What does that mean? Check out https://safe-families.org/involvement/request-more-info/ to learn more about empowering your community.

Safe Families wants to empower communities to walk alongside of families facing crisis by providing support, resources, and encouragement through Host Families and Family Friends. What does that mean? Check out https://safe-families.org/involvement/request-more-info/ to learn more about empowering your community.

Want to help MULTIPLY our efforts to keep children safe and families together? Contact us about launching a Safe Familie...
11/04/2021

Want to help MULTIPLY our efforts to keep children safe and families together? Contact us about launching a Safe Families chapter in your area at [email protected].

Want to help MULTIPLY our efforts to keep children safe and families together? Contact us about launching a Safe Families chapter in your area at [email protected].

Utilizing early prevention services, like Safe Families, has been shown to reduce the need for children to enter the fos...
11/01/2021

Utilizing early prevention services, like Safe Families, has been shown to reduce the need for children to enter the foster care system. Our mission is simple - to keep children safe and families together by providing the needed resources to do so. Circle a family facing a with support by going to www.safe-families.org.

Utilizing early prevention services, like Safe Families, has been shown to reduce the need for children to enter the foster care system. Our mission is simple - to keep children safe and families together by providing the needed resources to do so. Circle a family facing a with support by going to www.safe-families.org.

Our work isn’t possible without the commitment of hundreds of churches all across the country doing life with families i...
10/29/2021

Our work isn’t possible without the commitment of hundreds of churches all across the country doing life with families in their community. Start the journey now by visiting https://safe-families.org/involvement.

Our work isn’t possible without the commitment of hundreds of churches all across the country doing life with families in their community. Start the journey now by visiting https://safe-families.org/involvement.

Help transform communities when your church partners with Safe Families for Children. The needs are great, and we need a...
10/27/2021

Help transform communities when your church partners with Safe Families for Children. The needs are great, and we need an army of churches to stand in the gap for families. Find out how your church can get involved at https://safe-families.org/churches/become-a-safe-families-church.

Help transform communities when your church partners with Safe Families for Children. The needs are great, and we need an army of churches to stand in the gap for families. Find out how your church can get involved at https://safe-families.org/churches/become-a-safe-families-church.

Empowering communities to feel valued and engaged is a key part of developing places that are inclusive and enjoyable pl...
10/08/2021

Empowering communities to feel valued and engaged is a key part of developing places that are inclusive and enjoyable places for people to live. Putting communities at the heart of creating places will ensure that places not only meet the needs of local people but will generate a place for families to thrive and be safe families.

Empowering communities to feel valued and engaged is a key part of developing places that are inclusive and enjoyable places for people to live. Putting communities at the heart of creating places will ensure that places not only meet the needs of local people but will generate a place for families to thrive and be safe families.

Did you know that Safe Families in building a family preservation movement that extends to 70 cities in the US,  United ...
10/07/2021

Did you know that Safe Families in building a family preservation movement that extends to 70 cities in the US, United Kingdom, Canada, and beyond. Join us to protect children and preserve families. Visit www.safe-families.org

Did you know that Safe Families in building a family preservation movement that extends to 70 cities in the US, United Kingdom, Canada, and beyond. Join us to protect children and preserve families. Visit www.safe-families.org

Utilizing early prevention services, like Safe Families, has been shown to reduce the need for children to enter the fos...
10/06/2021

Utilizing early prevention services, like Safe Families, has been shown to reduce the need for children to enter the foster care system. Our mission is simple - to keep children safe and families together by providing the needed resources to do so. Circle a family facing a with support by going to www.safe-families.org.

Utilizing early prevention services, like Safe Families, has been shown to reduce the need for children to enter the foster care system. Our mission is simple - to keep children safe and families together by providing the needed resources to do so. Circle a family facing a with support by going to www.safe-families.org.

Right now, there are over 400,000 children in foster care, with 70% of those placements into the system are over neglect...
10/01/2021

Right now, there are over 400,000 children in foster care, with 70% of those placements into the system are over neglect. The average length of time a child stays in the system is 717 days. The cost to taxpayers is between $25,000-30,000 annually. An average hosting for Safe Families is six weeks with an average cost of $654 per child and 95% of the time, children are united with a parent. Though we are an alternative to foster care, we strive to become a long term solution to family reconciliation.

Right now, there are over 400,000 children in foster care, with 70% of those placements into the system are over neglect. The average length of time a child stays in the system is 717 days. The cost to taxpayers is between $25,000-30,000 annually. An average hosting for Safe Families is six weeks with an average cost of $654 per child and 95% of the time, children are united with a parent. Though we are an alternative to foster care, we strive to become a long term solution to family reconciliation.

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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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(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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Generous people are selfless, redemptive, and sacrificial. They give freely of their time, talents, treasure, and words. This type of generosity often disrupts our comfortable way of life and personal space both in our schedules and homes. Our Safe Families volunteers exhibit this disruptive generosity by standing beside placing parents like Jeni who baked a cake out of appreciation for the Safe Families community. Thank you families for opening your hearts and homes!
Read January's blog and see how Safe Families for Children walks with parents facing hardships and crisis. https://safe-families.org/blog/2022/love-heals-trauma/
Change a community by being a great neighbor! www.safe-families.org
Want to impact your community in 2022? Get more information how you can support parents dealing with hardships or crisis in your community in partnership with your local church! Go to https://safe-families.org/involvement/new-chapter/ to learn more.
In 2022, join the prevention efforts to keep children safe and out of the foster care system. Find out more at www.safe-families.org. #childrensafe #familiestogether
Exciting news for Safe Families for Children NYC about hosting regulations. Check it out! https://www.troyrecord.com/.../initiative-will-support.../
Safe Families served thousands of parents facing crisis in 2021 but there is more work in 2022 to keep children safe and families together. Consider partnering with Safe Families in 2022. For more information, go to www.safe-families.org.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from Safe Families for Children! So grateful for all those families who will set another place at their table during the holiday season to keep children safe and families together. #safefamilies #childrensafe #familiestogether
Hundreds of families are opening their homes during the holiday season to keep children safe! Do you have a lap to share? Go to https://safe-families.org/involvement/host-family/ to join the Safe Families movement.
Intentional relationships change lives and transform communities one family at a time. Reach outside of your comfort circle TODAY with intentional compassion and really see someone this Christmas season! #safefamilies #beintentional
Remember there are families who are isolated and have no support systems especially during Christmas. According to NAMI, "64% of individuals living with mental health issues felt that their conditions worsened during the holiday season. Help wrap compassionate support around families by going to www.safe-families.org. #safefamilies
Ana is a former foster parent who is convinced that Safe Families preventative--rather than reactive--approach works best. "Safe Families is everything a ministry to families in crisis should be." Would you consider joining us on the frontlines at www.safe-families.org