New York City Chapter

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Parents and Agencies, submit a referral form to request help or call 646-907-3039.

COVID-19 Response

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and mandates for social distancing, we are now offering families the option of a virtual connection through Family Friend support.

Family Friends offer hope and encouragement to isolated and struggling families through virtual connections. They provide support to families through connections by phone, text, Facetime, or other video conferencing. Family Friends are committed to reaching out to a matched family at least 1 time a week for 6 months

Families are experiencing increased stress and isolation during COVID-19. Safe Families for Children has been fighting social isolation since day ONE. We believe that every family needs support. Our goals are to keep kids safe and families intact. 

Watch this interview of a NYC mom about why she decided to reach out to us: Brandice’s story.

Join a webinar on how to volunteer as a Family Friend: Click the date for registration. June 2nd, 5:30-6:30pm.


Safe Families for Children creates extended family-like support for socially isolated families through a community of devoted volunteers motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.


To create a world where children are safe and families are supported through radically compassionate communities.

Safe Families for Children mobilizes vetted and trained volunteers from local churches to offer a broad community of support for families who feel overwhelmed or isolated. We believe that every family needs support. 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 investigations of abuse and neglect.

*Hosting is currently unavailable in NY State.


Now we have a family!” Watch this video featuring a NYC mom and volunteers: Rosa’s Story.

“These individuals came in our lives at the right time.  There is no other way to put it…I don’t know where I would have been if it wasn’t for the loving help of Safe Families. The Safe Families gave me a chance, they listened, they respected with no judgment or fear that I wasn’t being a great parent.  NYC desperately needs Safe Families.” – Mother to son, age 9


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