About Us

Our Mission: to make a safer place
for children in Lane County

Our Mission: Making a Safer Place for Children

 

Safe Families for Children of Lane County seeks to “Make a Safer Place for Children” by enlisting and training host families to provide respite care to children whose families are experiencing a temporary emergency.

 

Our Vision: Maintaining the Family Unit

 

Our aim is to engage the community to meet the immediate needs of a child thru respite care, so that Child Welfare intervention is not needed to keep the child safe.

 

Safe Families for Children Objectives

 

1) Child Welfare Deflection: Safe Families provides a safe alternative to child welfare custody, thus significantly reducing the number of children entering the child welfare system.

 

2) Child Abuse Prevention: Providing an overwhelmed and resource-limited parent with a safe, temporary place for their child without threat of losing custody. By offering support, the goal is to avert potential abuse.

 

3) Family Support and Stabilization: Many parents struggle because of limited social support and unavailable extended family. Many Safe Families Volunteers become the extended family that a parent never had.

Safe Families and Church Leads

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Angela Albin

Safe Families Director
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Cindy Ryan

Eugene First Church of the Nazarene
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Kay Mustoe

Grace Community Fellowship
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Marcia Dan

Northwood Christian Church
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Whitney Sciotto

Christ’s Center

We are based on a national model based out of Chicago that was founded in 2003 by a man who saw a need with a huge gap to fill.
Watch the video below to find out about the origins


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