Be a Safe Family Friend

Becoming a Family Friend

Safe Families for Children works with volunteers to connect at-risk families with a healthy system of support. By becoming a Family Friend, your relationship encourages and strengthens another family so that they may thrive. Small things, like dropping off diapers or providing childcare for a few hours, imparts valued encouragement to families and an opportunity to build relationships that families in crisis often desperately need. 

Responsibilities of a Family Friend may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing friendship and encouragement
  • Childcare, tutoring or providing rides
  • Sharing helpful information about parenting and life in general
  • Donating items you no longer need, like furniture, bicycles, etc.
  • Supporting parents with children staying with Host Families
  • Advocating with/for families seeking the proper academic setting, mental and physical health opportunities, and other resources for their children

thoughtful school boy struggling to finish test in class.Family Friends are trained volunteers that are supported by a network of resources that includes community development organizations, schools, clinics, counselors and churches.