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

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

Support. Hope. Belonging.

Facing life alone as a parent is hard, and when you feel there is no one there to support you, it is a scary place to be. At Safe Families we offer support, hope and belonging to improve the lives of those in our communities. We connect parents and children with local volunteers who can offer them friendship and support.

Caring for Children starts with Caring for Parents

Safe Families provide sustainable solutions for families within their own communities by delivering relationship-based support through trained local volunteers. Safe Families facilitates parent-led goal setting in areas focusing on the Protective Factors like social networks, resilience, and parenting supports.

Our hope is for families to stay together and to live in supportive communities.

*Parents best explain how Safe Families helped strengthen their family. Watch these videos from NYC parents: Brandice, Rosa, Noelle.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What kind of support do volunteers provide?

Friendship, encouragement, park meet-ups, occasional help with kids, advocacy, researching resources, support in goal-setting, and more. *Hosting is currently not allowed in NY State.

2.Where do connections take place?

Connections are a combination of in-person and phone support, though in some exceptional situations, there will be more phone based support than in-person.

3.How often do we connect?

Families and volunteers connect weekly for 1 year. After that, most relationships continue as natural friendships.

4.Who are the volunteers?

Our volunteers are compassionate NYers who are extensively screened, trained, and are mostly recruited from local churches. *There is no religious requirement to participate.