Safe Families for Children

New York City

Meet Our Chapter

Safe Families for Children creates extended family-like support for families in crisis through a community of compassionate volunteers. We keep children safe and families intact.

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.

Safe Families for Children NYC is in the first year 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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Upcoming Info Session

Attend an info session to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. Our next info session is February 26th.  Register here:

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