Get Your Church On-board to serve families in crisis
Because state welfare agencies do not get involved if children are not experiencing blatant abuse or neglect, Safe Families serves a supplemental role for children who might not qualify for foster care, but whose parents think they could use help.
Part of its mission is to keep children united with their biological parents or original caregivers.
“My wife and I jumped into foster care about five or six years ago,” said Krause, 39, of the Near East Side. He founded Safe Families for Children Central Ohio in 2017 with the help of Awaken Church in Victorian Village, where he is a staff member.