Safe Families for Children

New York City

Meet Our Chapter

Safe Families for Children creates extended family-like support for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers motivated by compassion to keep children safe and together with their parents.

We organize vetted and trained volunteers from local churches to offer a broad community of support for families who feel overwhelmed or isolated. 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.

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

Parents and Agencies, submit a referral form to request help 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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