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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.

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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.

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

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