Meet Our Chapter
Safe Families for Children Central OH started in 2017 and is growing throughout the Central OH area. We are committed to serving families who are in crisis and socially isolated with the gospel in both word and deed. Our heart is to engage the local church in family preservation through Biblical hospitality. Our main objectives are family support/stabilization, preventing abuse and neglect, keeping kids out of foster care when not needed, and reducing/repairing childhood trauma.
WHO WE WANT TO BE: CORE VALUES
PRAYER: We are a movement directed and focused on prayer. The second Tuesday of every month we have a prayer morning for our Safe Families Chapter, you can follow us on Facebook for up to date prayer requests.
EMPOWERMENT: Our heart is to empower each person involved in the movement of Safe Families, from referring parents, to volunteers, to our church partners. We highly value our training for our volunteers and seek to empower them throughout.
EXCELLENCE: We are focused on quality not quantity. We refuse to compromise our quality because of rapid growth.
SHEPHERDING:As a staff we take very seriously our role of shepherding our volunteers and referring parents. We seek to love and support through regular prayer and encouragement.
GOSPEL-DRIVEN: We are unapologetically Christian with a heart to pray for, love on, and share the Gospel with each family we are put into contact with. 2 Corinthians 5:14, “For Christ’s love compels us…”
MEET OUR STAFF
Phil Krause, Director
A blessed husband and proud dad to two children and one on the way! Phil has been involved with ministry for over 15 years and been exposed to vulnerable children and families. Through his walk with God and the experiences God has given him, God has instilled in him a heart for those who are hurting and seeking community. It was through foster care, more than anything else, that had Phil felt led to pursue Safe Families for Children. “I love that we get to empower families in the midst of crisis to come out of it and become the family they want to be. I love that God is using the community of Jesus Christ to help be the answer.”
Mandy Litzke, Family Coach Supervisor