One of the ways you can serve children and families in need is through Safe Refuge
 

What is Safe Refuge?

When crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and our church family for support. But for some parents, there isn't a safety net. Often problems such as drug addiction, domestic abuse, incarceration, or illness can be debilitating, making it impossible for parents to care for their children. With the changing economy many more families are experiencing financial crisis, unemployment, and homelessness. During such crisis, children are especially at-risk for neglect or abuse as their parents struggle to cope with crushing circumstances and emotions.
 

State welfare emergency hotlines throughout the nation reportedly receive over 5 million calls each year of suspected child abuse or neglect. Of those calls, about one million meet the criteria for state intervention. What happens to the remaining four million families that don't qualify for help?
 

Overburdened by need and restrained by resources, law and policy, most state welfare agencies are allowed to rescue only children who have suffered blatant abuse or neglect. Overwhelmed and underfunded, the state is ill-equipped to deal with a problem of this magnitude.
 

Without assistance, many of these families will find the issues in their homes escalating to episodes of abuse and/or neglect with long lasting consequences for not only the child, but also for our communities as well.

Since 2003, Safe Families for Children has offered sanctuary to thousands of children, minimizing the risk for abuse or neglect and giving parents the time and tools they need to help their families thrive. The ultimate goal is to strengthen and support parents so they can become Safe Families for their own children.

For more information please go to the Safe Refuge website by clicking here.

 

1. Annual Safe Families For Children Northern California Donor Dinner

            Thursday, October 23, 2018, 6:30pm

            Roundhill Country Club

            3169 Roundhill Road, Alamo 94507

           

This is our largest fundraiser of the year. To RSVP text "together2018" to 91999 if you would like to support Safe Families in a financial way and join us in our movement of compassion.

 

2. November is Orphan Awareness Month

            Join us for a luncheon on Sunday, November 11, 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel

            We will share the mission of Safe Families and the different ways you can become involved

 

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Safe Families

NorthCreek Ministry Lead
Anna Davis
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Program Coordinator- Safe Families Northern California
Shelly Wells
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Outreach Coordinator- Safe Families Northern California
Dave Bowers
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Serving Christ Through Safe Families at NorthCreek Church

There are many ways you can help the children we serve through the Safe Families program here at NorthCreek Church, and they fall into two categories: Friends of Families and Host Families. If you haven't already, please go to the Safe Families Northern California website to understand the needs.

 

 


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