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National Foster Care Month: FOX 28 Columbus

WTTE FOX 28 invites SAFY foster parent recruiter, Dr. Charisse Penn to talk about the need for foster parents in Ohio.

May 26, 2020

National Foster Care Month: Helping Foster Children in Our Community

At SAFY, a nonprofit preserving families and securing futures through therapeutic foster care, we are responding urgently to ensure the safety and stability of children and their families through this uncertain time.

May 5, 2020

Cincinnati Parent Magazine: How You Can Help Kids In Foster Care

The need for foster families doesn’t stop during a pandemic. It takes a village to raise a child, and that saying especially rings true right now. You can make a big difference in a child’s life during this time of uncertainty.

May 1, 2020

Indy’s Child Magazine: Local Spotlight: SAFY Creates Safe Havens For Children in Foster Care

Roughly 3,000 children in Marion County are in need of family services, whether it’s through foster parents or relative care. Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) helps license foster families, and then provides resources to them and children.

May 1, 2020

Hey Kentucky! SAFY of Kentucky Informs on How People Can Help Foster Children in need

In honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month, Mary Jo talks with James Acquisto from SAFY of Kentucky about how people can help foster children in need.

April 16, 2020

SAFY of Kentucky volunteer delivers art supplies to foster children to spark creativity during school shutdown

Jane Kennedy, a volunteer for Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth, a local nonprofit foster care agency, delivered the baskets to enable the kids to have fun and use their creativity to express how they’re dealing with being out of school.

April 7, 2020

Foster parents needed to fill shortage in Alabama

An estimated 6,500 children in Alabama are in need of foster care. Yet only about 1,700 foster homes are available. There are organizations that help pair children with foster families. Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth, or SAFY, is one of those organizations.

March 7, 2020

‘Peace Out Foster Care’: Entire 3rd Grade Class Celebrates Girl’s Adoption Day

There wasn’t a dry eye inside an Adams County courtroom on Tuesday after a 3rd grade girl found her forever family. Aerith was surrounded by dozens of her Louisville Elementary School classmates for the proceedings.

January 28, 2020

SAFY of Fort Wayne, IN National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Month and a local nonprofit named SAFY is making sure children in foster care have a forever home.

November 7, 2019

Annual Reports

SAFY COVID-19 Response