4300 W. Irving Park Rd
Phone: (773) 633-5068
What we do: Safe Families temporarily houses vulnerable children and creates family-like supports for families who are dealing with a stressful situation such as illness, addictions, homelessness, sudden unemployment, etc. Safe Families is designed to reunite families as soon as possible. Host families often become the extended-family that many do not have, as a part of a positive social support.
Average length of stay is 45 days. 90% return rate to parent or relative.
Who we serve: At risk families who are experiencing a crisis.
Eligibility requirements: Our volunteers are non-compensated, fingerprint background check, references, home assessment, home safety inspection, training, monthly education via webinars, and quarterly support group meetings.