Providing safe and healthy homes for children of families in crisis.


The unexpected loss of a job, mounting expenses, foreclosure or eviction, a serious accident or illness, domestic violence, substance abuse, and an uncertain economy can plunge a family into chaos.

Safe Refuge for Children + Families offers a hope-filled option for struggling families – made possible by a unique community-church partnership — by providing temporary homes for children until the family can be safely reunited.

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Who we are

Looking for help?

Safe Refuge is here to support you in your time of need. We can help you by providing safe homes to care for your children while you work out your challenges.

You can have peace of mind knowing that the family caring for your children has been pre-screened, trained, and is motivated by compassion and love to provide a safe and nurturing environment. The program is voluntary, you pay nothing for the service, and you retain all parental rights.

Our purpose

Looking to help others?

Safe Refuge for Children + Families expands the community safety net by providing parents in need with temporary homes for their children, mentoring relationships, and tangible support during times of crisis.

It’s a team effort with many needs and opportunities to help – as a Host Family; as a part of Circle of Friends providing support to Host Families; as a Safe Refuge Ministry Lead coordinating care for Host families during a hosting.

2018 Threads of Hope Honoree Gary Guarisco

Every year Diablo Magazine recognizes “local heroes who make the world a better place in special ways… changing our community for the better by volunteering.” In December 2018 our own board chairman, Gary Guarisco, was recognized for his invaluable contributions to the organization’s vision, growth and success.

Congratulations Gary! A much-deserved honor! Read the complete article.