Safe Families for Children Info Session in New York
Safe Families for Children Info Session
Join us for an info session to learn more about Safe Families for Children NYC. Dinner is provided. Safe Families creates extended family-like support for families in crisis through a community of compassionate volunteers. We keep children safe and families intact. We organize vetted and trained volunteers from local churches to offer a broad community of support for families who feel overwhelmed or isolated. Our volunteers seek to empower, encourage, and strengthen families through mutually beneficial relationships. There are a variety of volunteer roles to come alongside families. The roles are flexible and volunteers can offer support according to their skills, interests, and availability. Volunteer roles: 1. Family Friend- befriends and supports parents and/or their children, by offering services such as babysitting, transportation, mentoring, help connecting with local resources, help with job or housing searches, and other friend-like support. 2. Resource Friend- donates and delivers a variety of items (beds, clothes, diapers, etc.) or volunteer services (medical care, dental care, counseling, etc.) to families. 3. Family Coach- coordinates the team of volunteers, making sure that the parent, child, and Family Friends have the resources needed to thrive. 4. Host Family*- temporarily host the children of families in crisis so that the parent can work towards gaining stability. *Overnight hosting is temporarily suspended in NYC, however, those who are interested in hosting in the future should come to this introductory session.
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