Safe Families for Children
MINISTRY DIRECTOR: Julia Bolles
Safe Families for Children is a church movement committed to protecting children from potential abuse or neglect when their families experience crisis. The church is committed to building a supportive community around families in their time of need. By temporarily placing children with certified Host Familes, parents receive the time and tools needed to help them re-establish stability for themselves and their families.
Typical placing families may experience:
- Medical/Emotional crisis
- Financial Problems
- Incarceration (Jail Time)
- Addiction Recovery Program
Placement is voluntary and parental rights are retained by the Placing Parents. Reuniting families as soon as possible is a priority.
Host Family: Host Families are committed to a biblical view of hospitality, sacrificial giving, and service to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
Family Coach: A Family Coach supports both the Host and Placing Families with necessary care options. They check on child placements and monitor Host Home safety.
Family Friends: Provide tangible resources and help for the Host Families and Placing Parents such as transportation assistance, prayer, meals, daytime respite care, emotional support, and more.
Helpline Volunteer: Helpline Volunteers commit to answering a 24/7 Helpline number for a specified shift. Calls are forwarded to personal cell phones during volunteer shifts.
For More Information follow the links below:
SFFC Alaska implementer: BEACON HILL
SFFC, Alaska Facebook page: SFFC-AK
SFFC National website: SFFC