Care - Safe Families

When your family is in a crisis, we make our families available. We’re here to make sure you’re not alone when you know you can’t do it by yourself.

Safe Families for Children is a movement fueled by compassion and faith to keep children safe and families together. Through Host Families, Family Friends, and Family Coaches, we temporarily host children and provide a network of support while you get back on your feet. We consider it an honor to surround you with a community of families who believe in you. We’re here when you need us most.

Discover more about Safe Families of MKE 

Who We Serve

Safe Families For Children serves families who lack social networks and live in isolation without support of family and friends dealing with crises such as homelessness, unemployment, child abuse, domestic violence, medical emergencies and alcohol/drug rehabilitation. 

If you are in need of assistance feel free to reach out for help to see if this might be a good fit. 

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Join the Movement

Safe Families for Children is a faith-based movement motivated by compassion, generosity, and hospitality to keep children safe and families supported facing a crisis. We bring church and community together mobilizing an army of volunteers to advocate for vulnerable children and socially isolated families. Our goal is to grow a national movement of one million change agents building supportive communities with strong families and safe children.

If you are interested in becoming a Safe Families Volunteer and want to discover more fill out the link below. 

Volunteer Application Here

1) Our intake/helpline is open for families – you can text, ask questions, talk, get prayer, or ask for help from 8:30-5:00 pm, M-F. The number is 414-345-8715 (ext. 0 for English, ext. 1 for Spanish). You can also request help using this link.

2) We are open to Hosting Requests. Are you in need of a safe place for your kids while you work to improve your family’s situation?  Do you temporarily need a back-up plan for your children? We have volunteers who can host your children for short, temporary times while you get back on your feet. Fill out a Host Family Request Form or call (414) 345-8715 (ext. 0 for English, ext. 1 for Spanish). We will talk through with you to see if your family’s situation is a good fit for a hosting.

3) We are open to Family Friendship Requests: Family Friends are screened and trained volunteers who can provide a parent with a listening ear and support. Fill out a Family Friend Request Form or call (414) 345-8715 (ext. 0 for English, ext. 1 for Spanish).

4) Refer a Family. Do you know a family who could use the support of Safe Families for Children? Do you know a parent who could use a support system? We are eager to help. Fill out the referral form here. 

Unsure?  Call us at (414) 345-8715 (ext. 0 for English, ext. 1 for Spanish) Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm.

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