Safe Families for Children
a network of support to families in crisis
Become a Host Family
Become a Family Coach
Become a Mommy Mentor
Making a Safer Place for Children
Safe Families for Children is a national, evidence-based program that aims to reduce child abuse by surrounding families in crisis with a caring, compassionate community. Safe Families is implemented locally by CAFA (Christians As Family Advocates), and engages faith communities to help meet the needs of vulnerable families. Through dedicated, trained volunteers, Safe Families temporarily hosts children in homes across Lane County, and provides a network of support to families in crisis while they get back on their feet.
90by30 was integral in bringing Safe Families to Lane County, and provides ongoing support for the local chapter’s development and growth. In continued partnership, 90by30 is eager to see Safe Families grow as one of Lane County’s primary strategies for child abuse prevention.
To join in this movement and get started as a volunteer, visit Safe Families for Children – Lane County online.
What is Safe Families?
Safe Families for Children of Lane County seeks to “Make a Safer Place for Children” by enlisting and training host families to provide respite care to children whose families are experiencing a temporary emergency.
The program’s aim is to engage the community to meet the immediate needs of a child through respite care, so that the family unit can be maintained and Child Welfare intervention is not needed to keep the child safe.
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