Who We Are
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) is a national non-profit organization. Since 1984, we have been a leader in the provision of programs and services that improve the safety and well-being of families, children and communities. Our history formed our reputation as a quality Therapeutic Foster Care provider for youth unable to remain in their home of origin.
Today, our Model of Care provides community-based services for families and children who have experienced trauma and are at risk for or have experienced family disruption or out-of-home placement. Guided by our Mission to Preserve Families and Secure Futures, we care for more than 13,000 families and children each year, delivering a progression of care that provides a brighter today and strengthens families and children throughout their lifetime.
SAFY's Mission is to Preserve Families and Secure Futures.
SAFY's Vision is to become a national leader in the provision of community-based care resulting in permanency and well-being for families and youth.
Our Values are a reflection of who we are and of our commitment to Preserving Families and Securing Futures.
We believe in:
Accountability -- Ownership of our actions and decisions
Integrity -- Adherence to the highest ethical standards
Excellence -- Performance that achieves the greatest impact
Communication -- Openness that cultivates a healthy and productive environment
Advocacy -- A clear voice for families and their children
Respect -- Valuing the rights, dignity and beliefs of others
Our promise is a progression of care that provides a brighter today and strength for families and children to carry throughout their lifetime.
Interim President & Chief Executive Officer
Nathan Leonhard, MBA
Chief of Finance & Business Administration
Chief Human Resource Officer Veronica Farris - MBA
Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer Kelly Davis - PhD
Chief Organizational Development & Research Officer
Board of Directors
Carter Papke, Board Chairman
Crystal Collins-Camargo, Vice Chairman
Quan Cory, Secretary
Las Vegas, NV
Jefferson City, MO
Pauma Valley, CA
Fort Wayne, IN