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Welcome to SAFY of Alabama.

SAFY of Alabama, established in 1998, offers hope and healing through our Model of Care. We serve a culturally diverse population delivering the right care at the right time to strengthen families and children throughout our communities. Recognized as a leader in the management and provision of the highest quality community-based services, our clinical expertise produces positive, sustainable change in the lives of families and their children.

Making a difference in Alabama

Families Build Futures with SAFY

Our Model of Care

Adoptive ServicesTherapeutic Foster CareFamily Preservation & ReunificationBehavioral HealthOlder Youth Services

Adoptive Services

When children in Therapeutic Foster Care cannot be safely reunited with their birth families, SAFY of Alabama Therapeutic Foster Care Parents who desire to adopt the youth in their home. Learn more >

Therapeutic Foster Care

SAFY’S Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) or treatment foster care places youth in need of treatment-level care in a supportive, family environment. Our services focus on permanency, safety and well-being for both parents and youth, providing a therapeutic level of care that addresses trauma healing, parental skill building, success in school and coping skills. Our goal is to ensure each child’s physical and emotional safety and facilitate their return to their primary family, adoption, or kinship adoption. Learn more >

Family Preservation & Reunification

When storms in life impact a family’s ability to achieve physical, social, and emotional well-being, our Family Preservation services provides them with the necessary skills to bounce back from difficult situations and experiences. Our clinical team meets families right where they are to achieve healthy, sustainable relationships at home, at school, and in life. Learn more >

Behavioral Health

SAFY of Alabama offers in-home and community-based behavioral health services including individual and family therapy, screening and assessment services designed to preserve the family unit and increase health and well-being. These services are delivered in a child’s and family’s natural environment such as home, substitute care, school and community. Our goal is to empower all individuals and families seeking treatment with skills to lead self-sufficient and fulfilling lives as productive members of their community. Learn more >

Older Youth Services

SAFY of Alabama’s Older Youth and Transitional Living services promote healthy development and prepare youth emancipating from the foster care and/or juvenile justice system for self-sufficiency and independent living. Our services help youth master an array of skill sets that are essential for the transition from foster care to adulthood, including secure housing, employment and education. Learn more >

About SAFY of Alabama

Alabama OfficesExecutive Director

Birmingham

3600 7th Court South
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35222
Phone: 205-945-7483
Toll Free: 800-490-9710
Fax: 205-945-7083
Map / Email

Decatur

401 14th Street SE
Bldg 10A
Decatur, AL 35601
Phone: 256-686-7040
Fax: 256-686-7045
Map / Email

Montgomery

9532 Wynlakes Place
Montgomery, AL 36117
Phone: 334-270-3181
Toll Free: 888-345-7239
Fax: 334-270-5805
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Corporate Office

10100 Elida Road
Delphos, OH 45833
Phone: 419-695-8010
Toll Free: 800-532-7239
Fax: 419-695-0004
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Demetria Parnell

Demetria Parnell-Scott, LCSW


Demetria has served as the Alabama Executive Director since 2007, ensuring programmatic and administrative excellence and positive clinical outcomes. She boasts a proven track record of successful program development with a deep understanding of the needs of families and children. She manages more than 30 employees across three major cities in the state of Alabama. Throughout her longstanding career at SAFY she has been a strong advocate for improving the lives of families and children. She currently serves as Chair of the Foster Family Treatment Association and is a member of the Alabama Child Care Agency.

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Latest Blog

  • Parents talking to teenage son and daughter

    Preventing Sexual Assault

    February 13, 2018

    Tips to share with children to prevent sexual violence and assault We know what you’re thinking; I shouldn’t have to talk to my children about sexual assault. As a parent or foster parent, realistically we know that it’s important to start conversations about safety with your children, because sexual assault is real and it happens …

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  • Take time on January 15, 2018, to give back and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    January 12, 2018

    As we prepare for another successful year of Preserving Families and Securing Futures, we celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, commemorating Dr. King’s great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation. We celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing for America. Dr. Martin …

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Corporate Office
10100 Elida Rd.
Delphos, OH 45833

Email: info@safy.org
Call: (800) 532-7239

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