When you volunteer as a Family Friend and there is a need, New Growth will connect you with information about an at-risk family that would benefit from a healthy support system. Family Friends support Host Families and also encourage and strengthen families-in-crisis so that they may thrive by performing small tasks such as...
dropping off diapers,
babysitting for a few hours,
providing a meal to a Host Family,
providing occasional transportation for hosted children,
supplying used furniture,
providing clothing or bedding you no longer use/need,
running to the store to pick up groceries and supplies,
or simply lending an ear to someone in need of moral support and encouragement.
As a Family Friend, you will:
provide friendship and encouragement
share helpful information about parenting and life
support parents who have children staying with Host Families
advocate for families seeking resources for their children, such as schools or mental and physical health services
Please fill out the information below. Be sure to include that you would like to become part of the Safe Families program and how you can help as a family friend.