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.
curious about becoming a foster parent?
a message from our executive director, Valerie Hicks, MSSA, LISW
Since 1993, SAFY of Nevada has cared for families and children, providing a brighter today and strength for them to carry throughout their lifetime. We are proud to collaborate with community partners to directly impact the safety, permanency and well-being of Nevada’s families and children. Our qualified staff have implemented programs that build resiliency that produce positive, sustainable outcomes.
Black Family Table Talk: What Happened to the Village?
It takes a village to raise a child. There are a disproportionate number of Black youth in the foster care child welfare system. Black Family Table Talk invites SAFY of Nevada’s Executive Director, Valerie Hicks to talk about how SAFY is working hard to strengthen Black youth and Black families.
SAFY Voices of Nevada
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 well-being needs are met. Our foster parents serve as Agents of Hope, a mentoring bridge between youth and their biological or adoptive family, securing the child’s future.
Our Behavioral Health services provide dynamic, effective mental health treatment for children and families who have endured trauma, reducing stays in placements such as foster care, residential treatment and juvenile detention. Our services are aimed at mitigating the youth and family’s trauma experience, helping individuals build the skills and support to engage in their community.