Safe Families Lunch
Mar 31, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
This is an informational lunch meeting for any interested in helping out with Safe Families at Olive Crest (https://www.olivecrest.org/safe-families/).
What is Safe Families?
Safe Families for Children is an innovative collaboration between area churches, volunteers and child care professionals designed to support at-risk children and parents in need. Safe Families for Children is an opportunity for volunteers to have a powerful impact in the lives of others while practicing biblical hospitality and extending the love of Christ to people in need — all from their own home!
Safe Families is a movement of compassion designed to reduce child abuse and return the church to the forefront of caring for children, as it had been throughout history. Developed by most States in the 1940’s and ‘50’s, the child welfare system is relatively new. The concept of the government protecting children from their parents is roughly only one generation old. Prior to this, the church and other faith driven organizations were at the forefront of caring for vulnerable children.
Today, as resource limitations and legal constraints of the government restrict society’s ability to meet these needs, the church is reemerging as a champion for vulnerable families. But we need your help.