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Safe Families for Children Central/Southern Illinois

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BENEFITING: SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN ALLIANCE

ORGANIZER: Ryan

Mick Dobra

THE STORY:

Ryan Mobley wrote -

Safe Families for Children is a community-based program that trains and mobilizes volunteers to help families in crisis. Our volunteers host children and provide relational support for struggling families. Through simple acts of compassion and hospitality, we are able to do the following: 1. Prevent child abuse and neglect. Times of stress and crisis can be detrimental for kids. By helping to care for kids during a difficult time for a parent, we can help keep kids safe. Social isolation is the #1 common factor across cases of abuse and neglect. Safe Families helps connect lonely parents to give them the opportunity for supportive relationships. 2. Deflect child welfare. Safe Families intervenes before situations get so bad that children need to be removed from their parents. As we help support parents and give them a safety net, they have the space to become better parents and not lose their kids to foster care. Once a child enters the foster care system, there less than a 50% chance of them returning to their parents. In Safe Families, 95% of children return to their parents. 3. Strengthen and stabilize families. By improving their social connections and providing support as they get through a time of crisis, placing families are able to stabilize and be stronger. Parents can reach their goals, improve their lives, provide for their kids and have the support they need to keep their families together for the long haul. 4. Cost savings. In Illinois, one child in the foster care system for one year will cost between $25,000-$30,000...and there are 15,000 kids in foster care in our state! The average cost of a Safe Families hosting is only $550! For the cost of one child in foster care, we can help keep 45 kids OUT of the foster care system. Your generosity will help us to establish an intake call center that will serve our Springfield, Peoria, Metro East and Quincy chapters, recruit and train volunteers, continue to build community partners for collaboration of services and provide the necessary support and resources for families in crisis. Please take a few minutes to watch this Safe Families story! https://vimeo.com/190162838 Please visit our website to get to know us better: http://centralsouthernil.safe-families.org/

The Team: $700 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Ryan Mobley

Amount Raised

$650

 

3% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Mick Dobra

Amount Raised

$25

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Bethany Caleb Wyss

Amount Raised

$25

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DONATION: $25

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