Safe Families Edmonton is a part of a national movement fueled by compassion to keep children safe and families intact while they walk through times of crisis. Safe Families partners with churches to create extended family-like support for families who find themselves in crisis. This can look like a family opening their home to a preschooler for a week while a single mom is in the hospital, or helping with drop-offs, pick-ups, and other errands while a grandma navigates becoming the primary guardian of her three grandkids, or meeting regularly with a mom of a teen who feels overwhelmed and at the end of her rope. While the type of support is unique to each situation, our heart is to create a caring community around families who find themselves in crisis, so that they can continue to care for their children while finding their way through crisis and hopefully meet Jesus along the way.
Safe Families Edmonton launched in September 2020, during the global pandemic. Since then the generous-hearted people of the Edmonton region have walked with 39 families in crisis. Our team of amazing volunteers has hosted kids for 235 nights so far this year. We love to partner with both organisations and churches who have a heart to see every child grow up in a safe and well supported family. Given the size of the Edmonton region, and the snowball effect as the word spreads about what we do, we are always looking for more partners to join with us to love families experiencing a crisis and demonstrate Jesus’ compelling invitation to life by becoming His hands and feet.
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