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Safe Families for Children - Northern Indiana

Safe Families creates an extended family - you can help

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 place their children with them.

Safe Families creates an extended family

This temporary care for children in need gives parents time to establish stability in their homes. Host families care for children whose families are in crisis. These crises can include:

  • Sudden unemployment
  • Homelessness
  • Delivery or other hospitalization 
  • In-patient treatment
  • Parent incarceration
  • Isolation & feeling overwhelmed

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.

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a Safe Families Host Family. We work with volunteers in Northern Indiana. If you live outside of Northern Indiana, but would still like to volunteer, please click here.

Host Family

A host volunteers to host children in need in their home. Hostings can range from overnight - a few months.

Respite families who can help a few weeks/weekends a year are also needed.

Family Coach

Family Coaches volunteer to check in on the host family and the child staying in their home. Coaches provide encouragement to host families and the placing parent. Case loads can be either one case at a time, or multiple depending on availability.

Safe Families Church

Safe Families Churches help with promoting the ministry of Safe Families as well as encouraging the volunteers.

Churches can help by donations of needed items, host training events, etc.

Hear Clarissa's story of how Safe Families for Children helped her keep her family together.


Safe Families partners with host agencies, local churches, ministries, as well as community and government agencies to help children and families that would otherwise be forgotten.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from a Safe Family hosting, call 219.465.7777 or email us at safefamilies@baptistchildrenshome.org