One of our significant partners at B4Church is Safe Families, an organization that provides help to families in crisis by stepping alongside and helping so the parents can focus on the overwhelming issues with which they are grappling.
I received the following request, today (06/25/20)… Mom with two-month-old twins is needing a break and is asking for one overnight sometime in the next 1-4 days. She would also benefit from a host family that would be willing to be ongoing support. She lives in Beaverton. Please contact email@example.com if this is a possibility for your family.
Who is Safe Families? There are so many stories of changed lives because people of faith were willing to be interrupted in their lives to care for someone who is struggling. Safe Families creates space for us to do as the Good Samaritan did.
When crisis strikes — perhaps an illness, loss of a job, eviction, substance abuse, or so much more – some families in our community don’t have a supportive network to turn to. Sadly, as the parents struggle to cope with the crisis, their children are especially at risk. Safe Families for Children is a movement of compassion – compassion for both the parents and their kids.
Radical hospitality, Compassion fueled by mercy and disruptive generosity – the three objectives of Safe Families for Children are:
Keep children safe during a family crisis such as homelessness, hospitalization, or domestic violence in an effort to prevent child abuse and/or neglect.
Support, and stabilize families in crisis by surrounding them with caring, compassionate community.
Reunite families and reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system.
If you have interest in participating, please let Marlys know (firstname.lastname@example.org).