Safe Families Hosts Needed
Safe Families for Children, a Hope For Kids partner, equips volunteers to welcome children in crisis into their homes for temporary placements. More children are being referred to Safe Families than ever before; the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is in the process of beginning to refer all children ages 0-5 classified as neglected to Safe Families. The local church has an incredible opportunity to love these children and witness to our community with our actions! Will you join us?
Volunteer as a Safe Family by attending our upcoming training session (see below for details) or contact Safe Families directly.
Support Safe Families at The Moody Church through the Hope Network.
Contact us below with any questions!
Safe Families Training
Saturday January 20, 9:00AM–1:00PM
This training event will effectively and efficiently train you to welcome a child into your home (Host Family) or support a host or placing parent (Family Friend). The Comprehensive Training includes everything you need to become a certified Safe Family Volunteer all in one place.
If you can’t take a child into your home full-time but can offer respite care, bring meals to a host family, or provide resources such as car seats, diapers, and clothes to host families then being a Family Friend would be a great way for you to serve.
Childcare available with RSVP.
Sign up using the contact form below!
God calls all of us to care for the fatherless. Not everyone can welcome a child into their home through adoption, foster care, or safe families placements, however. That’s why we created the Hope Network.
The Hope Network provides a safety net of practical and emotional support to those on the front lines of caring for vulnerable children. The network serves adoptive, foster, and safe families in our congregation and under-resourced parents of children from our local partner ministries.
Sign up to join the Hope Network here. You’ll receive periodic email updates outlining needs ready to be fulfilled.
You may be asked to drop off a meal to a new foster family, lend toys to a toddler being cared for by a Safe Family, or provide babysitting for a single mom. If you can’t fill the need, just delete the email and wait for the next one. If you can fill the one-time need, you’ll make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children that will have impact for generations to come.
Caris Pregnancy and Counseling Resources
Caris, a faith-based pregnancy counseling agency, needs daytime administrative volunteers and evening “Adopt a Support Group” volunteers at its Chicago Loop location. “Adopt a Support Group” volunteers provide snacks for women’s support groups meeting on Wednesday nights. Contact Terra at tvincent@carisorg or 312-229-5710 to get involved today!