Safe Families


Safe Families for Children™ (SFFC) is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. This network of volunteer host families help parents who need temporary care for their children as they work through unmanageable or critical circumstances.

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Why Start a New Chapter?

Starting a Safe Families in the Columbia and Lexington area is going to meet a need that exists in our community. Right now we have families in the area that are asking for help but are getting turned away because a Safe Families Chapter doesn’t exist here. It will allow us another avenue to be the hands and feet of Jesus to our community.

How Can You Help?

There are a few ways that you can get involved in making Safe Families a reality in the Midlands. Would you prayerfully consider what role you might play? It can be as simple as requesting additional information about Safe Families to going through the process to becoming a Host Family.

Be A Host Family

Open your home to nurture a child in need as an alternative to foster care.

Be A Safe Family Friend

Volunteer your time and resources to further the Safe Families for Children cause.

Be A Safe Family Coach

Provide resources and wisdom for the host family and the family in need.

Need More Info?

Would you like more information? We’re happy to provide it. You can either explore the Bethany Christian Services website here or request more information via our online form. If you have any questions that are still unanswered, please feel free to contact Benji & Abby Leverentz.