Local organization provides temporary safe homes for children

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Safe Families for Children is an organization that provides temporary placement for children whose family is going through crisis

By creating an extended family–like support for those families through a community of devoted volunteers.

Safe Families bypasses foster care for these children since they’re only placed for days to months at a time.

Currently safe families in Rapid City has 11 host families and are always in need of more volunteers to get on board.

“The kids in our community are our future,” Shelby Kruckenberg, Safe Families coordinator.  “And so it’s really important for us to give them a good foundation and support and keep them with their families and so if we can do that, i think the next generation will become stronger and better and anyone can do that and make that difference.”

This Saturday, Jan. 25 at evergreen media from 10-11 a.m. will be an opportunity to learn more about the organization and how to help.

For more information on the Safe Families for Children organization, click here.

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