Safe Families for Children

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Meet Our Chapter

Our Mission: Making a Safer Place for Children

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.

Our Vision:  Maintaining the  Family Unit

Our aim is to engage the community to meet the immediate needs of a child thru respite care, so that Child Welfare intervention is not needed to keep the child safe.

Safe Families for Children Objectives

1) Child Welfare Deflection: Safe Families provides a safe alternative to child welfare custody, thus significantly reducing the number of children entering the child welfare system.

2) Child Abuse Prevention: Providing an overwhelmed and resource-limited parent with a safe, temporary place for their child without threat of losing custody. By offering support, the goal is to avert potential abuse.

3) Family Support and Stabilization: Many parents struggle because of limited social support and unavailable extended family. Many Safe Families Volunteers become the extended family that a parent never had.

 

Latest News

Safe Families Info Night

Please join us Tuesday night, February 27th at Northwood Christian Church 6:30-8pm Hundreds of families in Lane County are living in poverty,…

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