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If you are a parent in need of help, click here to contact us anytime. Additionally, here are some frequently asked questions that might provide you with some comfort as you begin to think about support from Safe Families.


Our chapter is 100% funded by private donations (individuals, churches, businesses, organizations, foundations).

Safe Families for Children Alliance EIN #45-3194102 (SFFC Maine falls within the Alliance EIN)                Monthly or One-time giving is available online or by mail

Safe Families for Children is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible as provided by the law.

Monthly giving provides consistent support so Safe Families Maine can expand our outreach to parents, grow our volunteer network and strengthen the connections that help keep families intact.

Here’s how your gifts can help:

  • $25 a month- Recruit, vet and train one new Host Family to be ready to support a family
  • $50 a month- Support one intake call: Help us listen to the needs of a parent in crisis and match them with a volunteer
  • $100 a month- Support one Parent in continuing to reach their goals
  • $125 a month-  Support one Hosting: Help us cover the cost of keeping one child out of the foster care system and a family intact

As we grow, we see the need in Maine far outweighs our current volunteer base and our staff’s capacity for support.  Join us today to help spread love, support and compassion to families in our communities in the coming year.

“That was the worst time of my life and I would not have been able to make it through without Safe Families for Children. I didn’t think I would be able to heal from the pain that I was feeling.” 

~Mother of two sons

Get Involved

Below are the volunteer roles in which an individual or a family can impact the lives of vulnerable children through Safe Families. Each of these roles plays a crucial part in the team of volunteers making up the Circle of Support.

Host Family

Provide a safe, temporary home  which can last for an hour, or months depending on what is requested by struggling parents who are working towards gaining stability.  Start your journey here.

Family Friend

Become a trusted friend in a family’s life through direct contact building a life long relationship, which may include providing transportation, mentoring, helping with job searches or babysitting in a public space. Family Friends also come alongside host families to support them as they host children. Start your journey here.

Family Coach

Coordinate the hosting team (host family, family friends, resource friends, struggling parents) by facilitating their relationship and offering coaching and resource options as needed. Visit the child(ren) being hosted to insure to their parent(s) they are safe and have what they need. Start your journey here.

Ministry Lead

Support your church as part of a Safe Families for Children Church. Continuously recruit, encourage and share Safe Families within your congregation. It is better-together, so we encourage you to have co-ministry leads. Start your journey here.

*Please note a Ministry Lead must be approved as a Family Friend first.

Resource Friend

Share tangible items that the struggling parent or host parent may need, for example: diapers, formula, clothing, household items or services such as dental cleaning, plumbing services, car repair – anything that may be needed and you have to offer. Your donated items and resources may be the link toward sustaining health and well-being for a family.  Start your journey here.

Upcoming Informational and Training Opportunities

We realize that Safe Families for Children is not like any other organization in Maine, offering long lasting natural relationships to families facing isolation. We would love the opportunity to speak with you to answer any questions that you may have please contact us

Throughout the year we offer training events within different parts of the state. We encourage that 10 prospective volunteers be signed up for the event to ensure that we are building a “Circle of Support”. For training dates near you take a look here.

Looking to hold your own informational or training meeting? Please contact us so that we can get it scheduled.

Other Ways to Support Our Chapter

  • Share our posts on Social Media: Facebook 
  • Subscribe to the Maine Newsletter
  • Create and Sponsor an event (Volunteer Appreciation dinner, Parent’s Day Out)
  • Host an Information Meeting/Home Gathering for friends who might want to volunteer or become donors.
  • Share with your Church Leadership

There are many ways to show support for the Safe Families Maine, how will you join the movement?

Contact for more information on how to get started!