Preserving Families

Securing Futures

All children deserve the opportunity to learn, grow and reach their full potential. For over 35 years, Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth (SAFY) has worked to do just that.
Foster family outside family portrait

Do you have a passion for making a difference in your community?

become a

foster parent

Every two minutes a child enters foster care.* You can be the difference in the life of a child or teen.

*2015 Data from AFCARS Report No. 23 dated July 2016


Pride Month

Happy Pride Month!! 🏳️‍🌈 Take #Pride in your true colors. You’re valid, accepted, and welcome, no matter who you are. SAFY is committed to building a diverse community where everyone feels safe, welcome, and included. We welcome ALL prospective foster parents– Regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, and gender expression.

I am more than

a statistic

I am more than

a case file

I am more than

a stereotype

you can help youth live up to their

full potential

The SAFY Village

It takes a village to raise a child. It’s a phrase we’ve all heard many times, but there’s actually science that supports it. Children with a formal or informal mentor are less likely to struggle with bullying or experience depression… (cont.)

SAFY COVID-19 Response