About Our Chapter
Currently there are several active SFFC Circles of Support (COS) serving in Maine. As part of the COS, there are SFFC Host families, family friends, family coaches, and resource friends providing hosting, transportation, mentoring, employment assistance or needed, tangible items such as diapers, car seats or meals.
Maine churches play an essential and significant role – they are Safe Families for Children – in recruiting and supporting their people to serve and reach out to parents who are isolated and struggling. Churches of all sizes and various denominational or non-denominational backgrounds are part of the movement of Safe Families for Children Maine.
Volunteers come from the smallest to the largest congregations, as all followers of Jesus are awakening to the urgent needs of struggling families in our own cities and towns.
If you are interested in your church being part of the Safe Families For Children movement, please email us at email@example.com
Our Training Opportunities
We host a variety of volunteer trainings and community forum events every quarter. Whether you are a prospective volunteer, a church leader in the region, or an employee of one of the many area agencies having clients that could benefit from Safe Families, we invite you to attend a training to learn more about Safe Families. Contact Maine@safefamilies.net for training dates near you!
Amazing volunteers are the ones who take the movement of Safe Families for Children into the community. They are resourced and supported by a professional staff. 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.
Professional Staff Support:
Tiffany Ferguson is our Intake & Family Coach Coordinator. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-930-5010
Barbara Pinkham is our State Coordinator for Church and Volunteer Engagement. Barbara and her family have been serving within SFFC since 2015. After serving in multiple volunteer roles, Barbara joined the SFFC professional team in October of 2021. Barbara has lived in Maine her entire life and has served in multiple capacities in Social Services both professionally and as a Volunteer after earning her Behavioral Science degree from the University of Maine at Machias. She is active at her children’s school and at her local church. Barbara has a deep desire to connect with people and believes that ‘everyone has the desire to help, most need education, empowering and encouragement to do so.’ Barb can be reached at email@example.com or (207)502-3028.