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

How can we help you?

If you are facing the trials of addiction, homelessness, medical issues, eviction, domestic violence, short jail terms or other crisis, we can help by providing care for your children while you work out the challenges.

Safe Refuge for Children and Families (SRCF) is here to support you in your time of need.

We recognize that while some families can turn to relatives and friends for assistance, for others there is no safety net, and a crisis can make it difficult for parents to provide a stable environment for their children. At the same time, they may be reluctant to approach government-run agencies and programs for assistance.

Get Help

Our professional staff can help arrange for your children to stay with a pre-screened, trained, and approved host family until the challenging issues you are facing have been brought under control
  • Receive valuable time and support, allowing you to work out your problems without having to worry about losing custody of your children
  • SRCF works with children 0-18; most children served are six years or younger
  • Participation in SRCF is voluntary and is a no-cost service to parents
  • Average length of stay is three weeks, but can range from two days to one year
  • Parent(s) retain full legal custody
  • Parents are encouraged to build a relationship with the host family and to remain active in their children’s lives during the hosting
  • Parents know that approved host families are motivated by compassion, not financial gain; Host families are not paid for their service
  • The approval process for our host families involves home assessment, extensive host family training and state and federal background checks
  • SRCF is a faith-based program overseen by experienced, credentialed child welfare specialists

SRCF and the referral source work with the parents to determine how quickly the family can be reunited and help resolve the problems that created the crisis. When it is possible, children stay with families in their own communities. They continue their education without interruption in a school near the host family’s home.