Safe Families is a volunteer-driven ministry with the goal of keeping kids safe and families intact. We organize vetted and trained volunteers from local churches to offer individualized support for families in crisis. We aim to offer a broad community of support to those in our city who may need assistance or have limited resources.
The parents that we serve are often overwhelmed by their circumstances and socially isolated. We want the church to become their community as we form extended family like relationships. Our volunteers seek to empower, encourage, and strengthen families through mutually beneficial relationships. We seek to reduce foster care numbers by supporting families as we know that stress and isolation can lead to abuse and neglect.
There are a variety of volunteer roles to come alongside overwhelmed families. The roles are flexible and volunteers can offer support according to their skills, interests, and availability. Want to get involved? Contact our Safe Families ministry lead, Sarah Maag.
Mother to Mother
Mother to Mother is an initiative based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn that aims to bring women, mothers and their families from all different backgrounds and cultures together to learn from and empower one another.
They provide educational tools, including English conversation classes, for women in local immigrant communities. They invite mothers to bring their children to the classes and learn alongside their children.
In providing these services, they hope is to create community and build friendships across cultures and neighborhoods that may not intersect otherwise. They believe there is space on both sides to learn from and empower each other.
They have partnered with Mixteca Organization, a local Hispanic led non-profit that has been serving the Hispanic community of Sunset Park and Bay Ridge since the 1990’s, to run their weekly English Conversation classes out of Mixteca's space.
To learn about specific volunteer opportunities click the Learn More button below. Want to get involved? Contact our Mother to Mother ministry lead, Britni Blacketter.