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Helping Families Build Futures through Foster Care and Family Services

Strong families are the foundation of strong communities.  To help stabilize our community’s foundation, we are committed to improving the well-being of our families and children by providing a strong framework of services helping families heal, have hope and thrive — all critical threads in the fabric of a strong community.

When you make a donation to our Builders of Hope giving campaign, you help youth experiencing foster care and families by providing holiday meals and gifts.

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a message from our executive director, Janet A. Hodge, LMFT

Since 1999, SAFY of Kentucky has cared for families and children, meeting a brighter today and strength for them to carry throughout their lifetime.  Our professional staff is known for delivering exceptional service in each of our programs that ensure positive outcomes for families and children. We are proud to collaborate with community partners to serve Kentucky’s families and children.



therapeutic foster care

Our Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) services provide a stable home environment with families who care for and believe any child or teen can achieve their full potential.  Utilizing a team of highly-qualified treatment foster homes, we support each youth’s greatest needs.  Our foster families are equipped with tools such as parental skill building and behavioral coping skills to ensure each child’s physical and emotional health needs are met.  Our foster parents serve as Agents of Hope, a mentoring bridge between youth and their biological or adoptive family, securing a child and teen’s safety, permanency, and well-being.

adoption through foster care

There are fewer things more important than ensuring that every child is a part of a loving, nurturing, safe, forever family.  When a youth cannot return to their biological family, SAFY Adoption services bridge their journey to a forever family and support families who desire to adopt through foster care.

family preservation & diversion

The storms of life can threaten the stability of any family’s foundation.  Our In-home Family Preservation and Diversion services puts families on a path to creating and maintaining a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for every member. Our Family Preservation Program (FPP) services offered in Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Jefferson, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties help families overcome barriers that if not addressed, can mount and threaten the safety, stability and well-being of the family structure. Families that work with SAFY will be on a path to improving their overall family functioning. We work with families on the following areas:

  • Parenting education
  • Anger management
  • Family-focused interventions
  • Social connections
  • Parent support
  • Community connections to meet basic family needs that can cause stress if there is lack of food, shelter, clothing and employment.

Family Programs:

  • Intensive Family Preservation Program: 4-6 weeks
  • Families and Children Together Safely: 4 weeks up to 15 months
  • Family Reunification Services: 4 weeks up to 15 months
  • Diversion: up to 15 months (child must be at least 5 years old and TANF eligible)

*Funding is in whole or in part from federal, CHFS, or other state funds.

independent living services

Our Independent Living Services provide the tools youth need to build and maintain a strong foundation for the transition into adulthood.  We work alongside youth building a strong foundation focusing on their skills to become productive members of their community.  We provide concrete supports to help youth achieve self-sufficiency and thrive. 

We provide youth opportunities to achieve the future they envision for themselves through:

  • Safe and stable housing
  • Physical and mental health
  • Preparation for post-secondary education
  • Job readiness and searches
  • Financial education
  • Social skills
  • Parenting skills

SAFY Affiliates, Partners & Supporters

SAFY is the recipient of a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice.