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.

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


therapeutic foster care

Being removed from all you’ve known causes challenges such as emotional, social and learning difficulties. Therapeutic Foster Care services (also known as Treatment Foster Care) place youth in need of treatment-level care in a supportive, family environment. Our foster care services focus on permanency, safety and well-being for both children and parents. Our goal is to ensure each child’s physical and emotional safety and to facilitate their return to their birth family or another permanent option.

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