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Twins Born into Foster Care Go the Extra Mile for Kids Like Them

Davon and Tavon Woods are now 26. They want foster youth to see someone is willing to walk the extra mile for them. Twins Davon and Tavon woods are walking 176 miles from Statesboro, GA to Jacksonville, FL to prove a point. They want foster kids to know there are people who will walk the extra mile for you.

July, 2022

SAFY of Alabama Foster Parent Shares Her Experience

Foster Parent Recruiter, Daniel Mose is joined by SAFY Foster Parent, Benita Roger to share her story about becoming a foster parent and the great need for foster families on WSFA 12 Alabama live.

March, 2022

SAFY seeking homes for LGBTQ youth in foster care

“Kids just want to feel safe. A child feeling safe in their orientation is equally as important as a child feeling secure in their education, feeling secure at home, feeling secure in having enough food to eat. Those are all basic human needs and that’s why we need so many more foster parents so that kids can find a place where they feel their needs are met so they can heal prosper and thrive,” SAFY Foster Parent Recruiter, Esteralla Alvarez

December, 2021

SAFY Site For Christmas Miracle

“Our goal every Christmas is to have wonderful gifts to give to these youth who are effected by foster care,” said Sylvia Roop, foster parent recruiter of the Sidney Division. “This year we had 120 youth we needed to fill toys for.”

December, 2021

NKY non-profit connects foster children with loving families

We work to connect youth experiencing foster care with loving families 365 days a year. We asked SAFY Foster Parents, James and Katie Aardema to share why they chose to become foster parents. Check out the full stroy!

December, 2021

Charleston Best & Brightest: Brooke Clark

Congratulations to our SAFY of Charleston Treatment Director, Brooke Clark for being recognized as a rising star in the business community. Check out her interview to learn how she is leading SAFY’s Mission to improve the lives of many youth and families in Charleston, SC.

September, 2021

BBJ 2020 CEO Awards: Demetria Parnell-Scott

Read Demetria’s interview to learn more about how she is improving Birmingham’s communities by stabilizing at-risk families and supporting older youth experiencing foster care.

January 21, 2021

Columbus CEO’s Future 50 Class of 2021

Congratulations to SAFY’s Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer Veronica Farris! Veronica is one of 50 leaders featured on the cover of the Columbus CEO Insider magazine!

October 8, 2020

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

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