How Safe Is Your Family?

Erik Cooper —  May 20, 2013 — Leave a comment

For the last few years, my wife and I (and our three kids) have been involved with a beautiful organization called Safe Families. One of the greatest assets we’ve been fortunate enough to have in our lives is people. Lots of them. An embarrassment of riches.

Family. Church. Friends. Neighbors.

When we have a need, small or great, we have a network to lean into for strength and support. For help. A tapestry of love that feels nearly endless at times, that fosters an underlying confidence and strength as we embrace each day. I can’t imagine feeling completely alone, not knowing where to go or who to turn to.

But as hard as it is for me to comprehend, many live there each day.

That’s where Safe Families steps in to help.

(Click here to watch a great piece from Katie Couric and CBS News)

An alternative to the child welfare system. A temporary respite for an overwhelmed mom. Extended family that many just simply don’t have.

Safe Families has recently submitted for some much needed grant funding, but they need 23 more families to signup by the end of June in order to qualify.

Listen, there are lots of great ways to serve your community. We don’t give from a place of guilt, but from a place of grace. Maybe Safe Families is for you, and maybe it isn’t. But if you’ve been considering ways to share your life with those in need, Safe Families is a great program and now is the perfect time. It’s not a high pressure process, and you can make your preferences known for length of placements and even the age/sex of the children you feel comfortable taking into your home.

It’s messy. It’s beautiful. And it impacts lives. (Especially yours).

How safe is your family? Click here to find out more.

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