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.
All parents need help at times. By calling the Helpline, parents can get connected to the support they need. 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
SFFC Alaska implementer: BEACON HILL
SFFC, Alaska Facebook page: SFFC-AK
SFFC National website: SFFC