When a crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and friends for  support.  But for some families, poverty and social isolation mean that they have no support when they need it.
 
Children in these situations often suffer neglect or abuse; some eventually are removed from their home and placed in state custody.  Safe Families for Children provides a chance for parents to get back on their feet before abuse and neglect occur.
 
Parents experiencing a temporary crisis can arrange for their children to stay with families while they address the issues that led to their situation.
 
 
 
 
WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
 

Be a Host Family – Voluntarily host children in your home on a temporary basis

 

Be a Family Friend – Encourage and support host families and families in need

 

Be a Resource Friend – Provide goods and services to families in need

 

Be a Family Coach – Help families in need reach their goals and provide encouragement to host families

 

Donate – Your financial support keeps children safe and families intact

 

Pray – Pray for families in crisis, our volunteers, and the movement
 
 
 
INFORMATIONAL MEETING
 
To attend an informational meeting to learn about Safe Families for Children:
 
 
 
 
GET INVOLVED
 
For more information about the ways you can get involved and to apply:
 
 
DONATE
 
If you’d like to financially support Safe Families for Children in Maine:
 
 
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