Safe Families for Children is a faith-based community movement that serves vulnerable, isolated families in crisis. When a family faces a crisis without the beneﬁt of healthy support from relatives or friends, it has the potential to lead to abuse or neglect and greater hardship. Wrapping a circle of support around these families, we create extended family-like relationships—including a safe home for children to live in temporarily—that give parents space to get their lives back on track until they are in a better place to care for their children again. This network of relationships and resources keeps children from entering the foster care system and, ultimately, helps keep families together. The need in the Portland area is staggering…and growing. We have the opportunity to say “Yes” to vulnerable children and families by providing them with support and hope.
If you have questions or want to join with others at Missio to serve vulnerable children & families in our community email Dominic Kan for more information!