About:
Safe Families for Children creates extended family-like support for families in crisis through a community of compassionate volunteers. They keep families safe and intact by organizing vetted and trained volunteers from local churches to offer a broad community of support for families who feel overwhelmed or isolated. Volunteers seek to empower, encourage, and strengthen families through mutually beneficial relationships. Safe Families for Children seeks to prevent the need for state intervention by supporting families before stress and isolation put them at risk for neglect and abuse.
Serving
Children & Youth
Communities in Need
Homeless
Immigrants
Women
Affiliate Since
2016

Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers
The Safe Families movement is 85% volunteer-driven. Volunteers are crucial to the success of Safe Families. Safe Families staff supports volunteers as they connect with families.
Making Grants To Fund Programs
Our grant dollars support the successful launch of Safe Families into NYC including staff support and other administration costs necessary for the successful intake of children in need.
Why We Love This Affiliate
Safe Families draws faith-based communities around families in crisis, providing a full support network to ensure that the family is supported through and beyond their circumstances.

I am so grateful every morning to wake up to [my daughter's] smiling face for all of the help that I received. I can't imagine what I would have done without the help that I received, other than resulting in an unwanted adoption.

A local Brooklyn mom

Mentions

Dec 12.04.2019

This year, 470 generous donors and more than 600 incredible volunteers made His Toy Store a life-changing experience for families in need! 

Without everyone's generosity in time, resources, and effort, His Toy Store would not happen.

Our fundraising (which exceeded the $95,000 goal!) helped provide 4812 toys to 2,055 families at 13

Sep 09.30.2019
Every year, HFNY hosts HFNY Sunday events and participates in Volunteer Fairs at our church partners. We asked our Church Partnerships team what encouraged them at the HFNY Sunday and Volunteer Fair events.
Aug 08.29.2019
For an annual Hope for New York Sunday event, a special prayer was shared at Redeemer Lincoln Square: "Father, remind our hearts that there are no ordinary people, that there are no mere mortals, but that every person is an image bearer of the most high, deserving of honor."