Join us for an info session to learn more about Safe Families for Children NYC. Dinner is provided.
Safe Families creates extended family-like support for families in crisis through a community of compassionate volunteers. We keep children safe and families intact.
We organize vetted and trained volunteers from local churches to offer a broad community of support for families who feel overwhelmed or isolated. Our volunteers seek to empower, encourage, and strengthen families through mutually beneficial relationships.
There are a variety of volunteer roles to come alongside families. The roles are flexible and volunteers can offer support according to their skills, interests, and availability.
1. Family Friend- befriends and supports parents and/or their children, by offering services such as babysitting, transportation, mentoring, help connecting with local resources, help with job or housing searches, and other friend-like support.
2. Resource Friend- donates and delivers a variety of items (beds, clothes, diapers, etc.) or volunteer services (medical care, dental care, counseling, etc.) to families.
3. Family Coach- coordinates the team of volunteers, making sure that the parent, child, and Family Friends have the resources needed to thrive.
4. Host Family*- temporarily host the children of families in crisis so that the parent can work towards gaining stability.
*Overnight hosting is temporarily suspended in NYC, however, those who are interested in hosting in the future should come to this introductory session.