Preserving Families

Securing Futures

Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) shines a light on teens experiencing foster care -- because their dreams, ambitions, talents, and goals matter.
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

Happy African American family reading The Bible.
Summer Months

Summer Safety Tips

Summertime brings with it sweet memories made from pool days, bike rides, road trips and ice cream cones. It’s a fun season, but it can also open up potential dangers for children of all ages. Whether you’re taking your kids to the local community pool for a day of fun in the sun or handing over the keys for your family car to your newly licensed teenager, here are some summertime tips to keep everyone safe.

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.)