About Our Chapter
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 146 Topsham, ME 04086
Intake line: 207-713-0523 Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Families is a public 501c3 that began in 2003 in Chicago. Although the address of our 501c3 determination letter is in Chicago, Safe Families for Children Maine chapter operates in a fully local capacity. Local chapter is self-sustaining, and funds being raised from local foundations, individuals, churches and businesses go directly to the Maine chapter.
Safe Families for Children Alliance EIN: #45-3194102
Our Volunteer Families
Safe Families for Children would not exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteer families. Through “Circles of Support” made up of Host Families, Family Friends, and Family Coaches, we provide temporary, safe homes for children, while providing resources and coaching to parents as they get back on their feet. We consider it an honor to surround struggling families with a community of support who believe in them. We’re here when they need us most.
See Volunteer Application tab for more information on the volunteer roles within Safe Families for Children.
The backbone of the SFFC movement is the Church. We believe that the Church must take its rightful place in ministering to the vulnerable and disempowered members of our community. We have churches that partner with Safe Families by recruiting and supporting volunteers, hosting trainings, and developing networks within their congregation that can fully support hosting and engage in a Christ-centered relationship with the whole family. Our partner churches vary in size and denomination, but there is a common theme among them–they all have at their core the desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need within our community.
See Church Partners Tab for more information on Churches we partner with.
Our Behind the Scenes Team
The Church and Volunteer families are the driving force behind the Safe Families movement. It takes many people working in various capacities to support families who are going through difficult circumstances. Safe Families Maine is blessed to have additional volunteers working to improve marketing, social media, and fundraising, along with writing thank you notes. Without volunteers financially supporting the movement, Safe Families would not exist. Our Development Team, made up of different members of the community including a parent we have served, will continue to improve the quality of support that we give to the volunteers and community, to grow the movement in Maine.
Professional Staff Support
SFFC staff passionately invest their lives in engaging churches, building the SFFC network base in the community, transitioning children into and out of host family care, supporting Family Coaches, and vetting and training volunteers for churches and the community.
Tiffany and Kevin along with their 3 children have been serving within Safe Families for Children since June 2017. Serving as a host family, family friend, and family coach. In October 2018, Tiffany joined the Safe Families for Children Professional Team as the Intake & Family Coach Coordinator, and in March 2023 Maine Chapter Director. Growing up in Upstate New York, Tiffany received her Bachelor of Science from Keuka College. As a military wife, Tiffany is able to connect well with others with her caring and compassionate personality. Tiffany has worked in the area of child care for over 15 years. Mark 9:37: “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” Tiffany can be reached at email@example.com or 207-930-5010
Nicole Blake, Family Coach Supervisor
Nicole is our family coach supervisor, focusing on the southern and mid-coast areas. Nicole started with Safe Families for Children in 2016 as a Family Coach. Prior to that, she was the co-director of a pregnancy care center. A Massachusetts native, Nicole earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UMASS, Amherst and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida. She has worked professionally with adolescents, couples, families, and the elderly. Nicole has a heart for helping both placing and hosting families excel. In her spare time, she enjoys CrossFit, reading, and Patriots football. Nicole can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 713-1159.