If you are a parent in crisis who needs a safe place for your children, please call our 24/7 Helpline: 907-277-0925
SURROUNDING FAMILIES IN CRISIS WITH CARING, COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY
98% of children in Safe Families for Children Alaska are able to safely return to either a parent or a family member, avoiding foster care placement.
WHY DOES SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN EXIST?
Founded in 2003, Safe Families for Children (SFFC) surrounds families in crisis with caring, compassionate community. We are a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides hope and support to families in our local communities. In Alaska, SFFC has safe homes in Anchorage, MatSu Valley, Homer, Fairbanks, and Soldotna.
Our vision is to create a world where children are safe and families transformed through radically compassionate communities. Our mission is to host vulnerable children and create extended family--like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact. There are over 100 SFFC sites across the country, fueled by over 4,500 churches and 25,000 volunteers. There have been over 35,000 placements since 2003 and 93% of the children are able to safely return to either a parent or family member (nationally).
WHY DOES SFFC WORK?
Social Isolation is a huge factor in abuse and neglect situations. Every family that utilizes the SFFC movement steps out of social isolation and into support. Parents have the ability to confidently ask for help for themselves and their families without the fear of being judged or condemned for their situation.
Safe Families is NOT foster care or adoption
Volunteers are highly screened and serve because they are compelled to care
Parent maintains full custody and can request return at any time
Children ages birth - 18 may be hosted, including parenting teens
Hostings vary from a few days to several months
Regular visits and contact are maintained throughout hosting
Safe Families is committed to reunification as soon as possible