A few years ago I was in Dallas and had the opportunity to hear about an organization called Safe Families. The organization came out of a heart to serve families in the Chicago area. Shortly after hearing the director speak, we met some awesome friends who live north of Chicago who are volunteers for Safe families. It is always encouraging to hear that the insides of an organization are as legit as the website's make them look. This is what we found with Safe Families. I had the opportunity to go and meet people from this organization last month and I was impressed with their hearts, their desire to see God impact their cities, and their desire to see the people that they serve. Here is how they describe their history right off of the website.
"Safe families for Children provides a loving sanctuary where parents can safely and voluntarily place their children in times of need. Founded in 2002 by LYDIA Home Association, a Chicago based Christian social service agency, Safe Families for Children has partnered with the local church to grow to a network of over 1000 volunteer families serving as many as 1000 children and families lat year alone.
Successfully established in more than 13 states, Safe Families partners with host agencies, local churches, ministries, as well as community and government agencies to intervene in the lives of children and families that would otherwise be forgotten."
Safe Families does inspiring work and for any of you who feel led and live in a city where Safe Families operated please consider being a part. Their website is safe-families.org.