Safe Families for Children

Columbus

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 

Mandy is a foster alum, wife, and mom to the masses! Her life experiences  have led her to a better understanding of the trauma that is endured by many children living in crisis. This drove her to study the effects of trauma and help others facing the challenges personally or  parenting children from hard places. She is a passionate advocate for children across the US and around the world.  14 years ago Mandy first heard of Safe Families and knew this could be vital to so many to her own community. She began to pray that Safe Families would one day be right here in her own back yard. 13 years later God answered that prayer and blessed her with the opportunity of being a part of the opening of our Central OH Chapter and serves as a Family Coach Supervisor and a member of the trauma informed training team.
Lori Moyer, Family Coach Supervisor
Lori grew up in Bogota, Colombia where she witnessed not only poverty but the church being the answer to kids in crisis.  Since then she has served in ministy, non-profits, and a social enterprise for the past 10 years.  The Lord has grown her heart not only for kids who are in crisis but families without support or encouragement. It was through supporting friends who were fostering, and living in a small neighborhood with the purpose of sharing Jesus and building community that she was drawn to the heart of Safe Families.  Lori loves her role of coming alongside parents and families and connecting them to the community of the body of Christ.

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