Helping Families Build Futures through Foster Care and Family Services
Strong families are the foundation of strong communities. To help stabilize our community’s foundation, we are committed to improving the well-being of families and children by providing a strong framework of services helping them heal, have hope and thrive — all critical threads in the fabric of a strong community.
When you make a donation to our Builders of Hope giving campaign, you help youth experiencing foster care and families by providing holiday meals and gifts.
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a message from our executive director, Camron Whitacre, MSEd., LPCC-S
Since 1990, SAFY of Indiana has cared for families and children, meeting a brighter today and strength for them to carry throughout their lifetime. Our professional staff is known for delivering exceptional service in each of our programs that ensure positive outcomes for families and children. We are proud to collaborate with community partners to serve Indiana’s families and children.
therapeutic foster care
Our Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) services provide a stable home environment with families who care for and believe any child or teen can achieve their full potential. Utilizing a team of highly-qualified treatment foster homes, we support each youth’s greatest needs. Our foster families are equipped with tools such as parental skill building and behavioral coping skills to ensure each child’s physical and emotional well-being needs are met. Our foster parents serve as Agents of Hope, a mentoring bridge between youth and their biological or adoptive family, securing the child’s future.
adoption & post adoption services
When a youth cannot return to their biological family, SAFY’s Adoption services bridge their journey to a forever family and support families who desire to adopt privately or through foster care. Behavioral and emotional challenges often lead to challenges within families.
Our post-adoption services help families that have adopted both domestically or internationally, build a strong foundation and create lasting supports for healthy and stable family relationships through community connections, therapeutic services and respite support.
family preservation & reunification
The storms of life can threaten the stability of any family’s foundation. Our Empowering Families Program delivers in-home Family Preservation and Reunification services, putting families on a path to creating and maintaining a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for every member.
Our services help families overcome barriers that if not addressed, can mount and threaten the safety, stability and well-being of the family structure. Our clinical staff work in the home with families who have a CHINS-Child in Need of Services and IA-Informal Adjustment case with the Indiana Department Child Services. Families that work with SAFY are on a path to improving their overall family functioning. We provide case management to families in the following areas:
- Parenting education
- Anger management
- Family focused interventions
- Social connections
- Parent support
- Community connections to meet basic family needs that can cause stress if there is lack of food, shelter, clothing and employment.