Thousands of children in Canada are currently living with foster families. While the reasons differ as to why these children are apprehended from their parents and placed in foster care, in many cases this intervention would not have been necessary had the child’s parents had help and support prior to their involvement with the system.
Safe Families Canada (SFC) is a faith-based prevention program offering support to families-in-crisis in order to deflect them from ending up in the child welfare system. We help these families by providing them:
1. Screened and trained volunteer Host Families who provide a safe and loving home temporarily for children while their parents resolve their crisis.
2. Family Friends who meet with parents to offer friendship, support, and prayer as they navigate the challenges they are facing.
3. Resource Friends who provide goods and services to these vulnerable families.
With your support for the RIDE campaign more families-in-crisis will be served!
Jennifer Francis Executive Director