Meet Our Chapter
Who We Are
Safe Families for Children (SFFC) of Greater Raleigh/Durham is committed to protecting children and preserving families by surrounding them with caring, compassionate community. When crisis hits a home, there are many in our communities that have no one to call or support them when facing crisis situations and challenging circumstances. That is why we exist. Safe Families helps keep children safe and out of the foster care system while supporting parents with resources and services to resolve the crisis.
In 2003, the Safe Families for Children movement began in Chicago. Our goal then and now is to engage families via faith communities to open their homes to care for vulnerable children. Since then, we’ve had 45,000 hostings with 95% of children returning to their parents or a relative that is identified to take over. We currently have more than 25,000 volunteers directly involved with hosting children, loving on families, meeting needs , and mentoring. We have 108 Chapters globally and many more developing to service the needs in every community. Churches are the backbone of our model and we have engaged with over 4,600 churches who serve as a pillar to our volunteers and exemplify love in action.
SFFC Raleigh/Durham launched in 2017 with the belief in the Safe Families’ vision that Jesus calls us to defend the cause of the weak and the fatherless. Our aim is to resource and equip local churches to be in the forefront of serving vulnerable children and supporting at-risk families. The SFFC team – host family, family friends, family coaches and resource families – reach out to the parents to provide a circle of supportive, caring community. Our goal is to keep families together!
Who We Serve
When crisis strikes, many of us rely on family and friends for support and encouragement. But for some parents, this is not an option. Crisis can look like homelessness, unemployment, hospitalization, domestic violence, incarceration and substance abuse treatment. Our family of trained volunteers offer support, which often involves providing a loving, temporary home for children while parents deal with their crisis and get back on their feet.
Parents partner with SFFC to host their children in the safety of the host home, while they handle their crisis situation and get back on their feet. Our main objectives are family support and stabilization, preventing abuse and neglect, and deflecting children from unnecessarily entering the foster care system. If you need support or have questions about intake, please call or text 919-346-7051.
SFFC Raleigh At-A-Glance Sheet
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