Safe Families Volunteer Meeting
  • 100 Constitution Ave
    Shrewsbury PA 17361

  • Community Room at the Y

Safe Families Volunteer Meeting

Want to know more about Safe Families and how you can support it or volunteer to be a part of the needs of this team and these children? Hear a testimony of how God is working?  Whether you know a little, a lot, or nothing at all – this meeting is for anyone interested in finding out more.

How this program (Safe Families) is different than Foster Care or Adoption

Safe Families for Children is an alternative to foster care. In foster care, children are placed into homes through the courts and foster families receive compensation for their care. Through SFFC, host families receive no compensation for caring for children, and parents voluntarily have their children stay with them. The goal of the SFFC ministry is to offer support in a time of need and reunite children with their families in a stronger home environment. This temporary care for children in need gives parents time to establish stability in their homes.

Because Safe Families for Children is not foster care, the children are not placed in the care of the State. Bethany staff work with the parents during this transition to identify steps to regain stability and reunite with their children quickly and safely. Parents may have their children live with a host family because of any number of challenges such as:

  • Financial difficulties
  • Postpartum depression
  • Acute illness or hospitalization
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug or alcohol addiction
  • Incarceration of one parent

Want to know more?  Email Vickie Hash, our Safe Families Ministry Lead.

Living Hope is partnering with Bethany Christian Services.