Safe Families for Children

Casey Kiley was at our church last week to teach us about a program ministry here in Traverse City. Casey became the program coordinator for Safe Families for Children because she wanted to help parents in crisis.

Safe Families for Children (SFFC) began in Chicago, IL in 2002. Now, there are 110 different chapters all over the United States, Traverse City being one of them. Through the SFFC ministry, Parents without a support system or church family find themselves in crisis situations where they are hospitalized, lose housing, struggling with mental health, incarcerated, etc. Basically, there is a network of church family volunteers who bring children into their home while parents hurdle through their crisis.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, or would like your church to become involved, you can contact Casey Kiley at 231-499-5546 or

Safe Families for Children™ (SFFC) is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. This network of volunteer host families help parents who need temporary care for their children as they work through unmanageable or critical circumstances.

To learn more about Safe Families you can connect with Casey at Bethany Christian Services.