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When crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and our church family for support.
If you don't have a support network, we can help.

Make a difference in the life of a family today. 

Caring for children when families can’t

Expanding the community safety net by providing parents in need with mentoring relationships and tangible support in times of crisis.

I'm a parent and need help

When crisis strikes, many of us rely on family and friends for support. But for some parents, there isn’t a safety net. If you are without assistance and are struggling to cope with circumstances and emotions, you are not alone. Safe Families for Children can help by providing a safe and loving family to temporarily care for your children.


Get the help you need

I'd like to volunteer

There is virtually something that everyone can do to help a family in turmoil. As a Host Family caring for a child in your home, a Family Friend standing alongside a family offering wisdom and guidance or providing essential support through material goods, you will impact your community for good and potentially help a family chart a course to sustained health and success.

Join us today

Join our referral network

Safe Families for Children is a movement of hundreds of families of faith who have opened their homes to care for children whose parents are struggling. In order to reach those in need, we are building a network of referral sources such as churches, schools, social workers, hospitals, homeless shelters and domestic violence centers that often come in contact with families in crisis.

Refer a parent in need

Our Stories of Hope

Follow the link to see more of our video resources.

Watch more of "Our Stories of Hope"

Deborah & Dreyshawn – A Safe Families Story

Deborah and Dreshawn found a second family through Safe Families.

“If [Safe Families] had not had taken him, I probably would have gave him away …they saved my family.” – Deborah

You can make a difference.

  • Give
  • Host
  • Volunteer
  • Refer a family

Hear more about Safe Families for Children.

Join with us to create a community safety net for families in need in Minnesota.

Safe Families for Children™ is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. Safe, loving homes are provided where parents may voluntarily have their children cared for while parents seek to restore stability in their lives. Our dedication to family support, stabilization, and child abuse prevention is driven by responsibility for the well-being of children in our communities. Founded in 2002, Safe Families for Children has partnered with churches, local community agencies, and volunteer families, as well as government organizations in more than a dozen states. The Safe Families for Children network has provided essential extended-family relationships to nearly 1,000 children and families annually.

  • "They came into our house and there was this life that came with them. The love that they were hungry for we were able to give and it's amazing when we give like that how much we get back."

    Mr. Lehn
    Mr. LehnHost Family
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