PREVENT
CRISIS

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

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99% 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.

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CIRCLE OF SUPPORT

FAMILY

FRIEND

SFFC

CHURCH

FAMILY

COACH

HOST

FAMILY

The Host Family voluntarily takes a child into their home for a few days to several months depending on the parent's need.

Learn more about becoming a Host Family

The Safe Families Participating Church has said YES to building circles of support around parents in crisis.

Learn more about becoming a SFFC Church

WHAT IS THE SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN CIRCLE OF SUPPORT?

The Family Coach helps the Placing Parent to reach their goals. Family Coaches also provide support to Host Families during the temporary hosting.

Learn more about becoming a Family Coach

PLACING

PARENT

The Placing Parent realizes they need help to navigate a crisis and allows Safe Families to step in to help with their children.

Family Friends provide support and resources to either the Placing Parent or Host Family depending on the need.

Learn more about becoming a Family Friend

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CIRCLE OF SUPPORT

FAMILY

FRIEND

SFFC

CHURCH

FAMILY

COACH

HOST

FAMILY

The Host Family voluntarily takes a child into their home for a few days to several months depending on the parent's need.

The Placing Parent realizes they need help to navigate a crisis and allows Safe Families to step in to help with their children.

The Safe Families Participating Church has said YES to building circles of support around parents in crisis.

WHAT IS THE SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN CIRCLE OF SUPPORT?

The Family Coach helps the Placing Parent to reach their goals. Family Coaches also provide support to Host Families during the temporary hosting.

PLACING

PARENT

Family Friends provide support and resources to either the Placing Parent or Host Family depending on the need.

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