Johnson Ferry has been asked by Bethany Children's Services to try to recruit SAFE Families from within our church. So what exactly is a SAFE Family? Here is brief explanation that Bethany provided for me:
Safe Families for Children is a compassion-based program which offers volunteer families an opportunity to reach out by temporarily caring for children whose parents are facing challenges/in a state of crisis. Process includes an application, on line trainings, and home visit from a Safe Families case worker. This program provides services to biological and adoptive parents who voluntarily seek assistance for temporary care from Bethany while resolving their crisis situation/challenges. Children who are placed in volunteer family homes are NOT in state custody.
You can find out more on the SAFE Families page on Bethany's website.
If you are interested in finding out more about how you might be equipped to care for the children of families in crisis, we are hosting a brief overview of the SAFE Families program at Johnson Ferry on Wednesday night, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Loft A on the 3rd floor. We will share the details and answer your questions.
If you are planning to come, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-784-5230.