Meet Our Chapter
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.
1) Our intake/helpline remains open for families – you can text, ask questions, get prayer, or ask for help from 9:00am-5:00 pm, M-F. The number is 704-900-0150 (press 1 when calling). 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 due to a crisis you are experiencing? 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 (704) 900-0150 (press 1), Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. We will talk through with you to see if your family’s situation is a good fit for a hosting.
Do you have more questions? Get answers to questions you may have about having your children hosted.
3) We are open to Family Friendship Requests: Family Friends are screened and trained volunteers who can provide a parent with a listening ear, friendship, and support. During COVID-19 we have the option of pairing you with a virtual Family Friend who can connect with you via phone or video call. Fill out a Family Friend Request Form or call (704) 900-0150 (press 1), Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
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 has been negatively impacted by Covid-19 and could use a support system? We are eager to help. Fill out the Request Help form here, or call us to discuss the situation to see if we may be able to provide support: (704) 900-0150 (press 1), Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
Unsure? Call us at (704) 900-0150 (press 1) Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.
Watch a video testimony of a Charlotte-area parent who has become a part of our Extended Family: Malyka’s Story: Fight for Community