Safe Families for Children

New York City

Meet Our Chapter

Safe Families creates extended-family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by faith to keep children safe and to keep families intact.

We organize vetted and trained volunteers from local churches to offer individualized support for families in crisis. We aim to offer a broad community of support to those in our city who may need assistance and/or have limited resources. Our volunteers seek to empower, encourage, and strengthen families through mutually beneficial relationships. We seek to reduce foster care numbers by supporting families as we know that stress and isolation can lead to abuse and neglect.

Safe Families for Children NYC is in the beginning phase of serving families in our community. We launched in November 2016. We are working to gather volunteers and raise funds so that we can build our local chapter in NYC. With almost 9,000 children in foster care, there is a huge need for SFFC in New York City.


We offer Family Friends and Family Coaches (parent mentors)* for families who need support.

Parents and Agencies, you can download our intake packet here.

Request help here or call 917.589.0314

*Hosting is currently not available in NYC.


Quotes from moms about their volunteer relationships:

“Somebody I didn’t even know existed is out there and we’re connected like we’re family. And it’s just been an absolute life change.”  (Watch video here.)

“That’s the most important thing that we’ve learned–that we can trust people. And they make me stronger so that I’m a stronger mom.” –Leanne (Watch video here.)


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