LOCAL OUTREACH

Imagine the impact we could have locally if we all gave God our “yes” and allowed him to use our unique gifts, passions, and experiences to serve others. Whether you have lots of time to volunteer each week or only a few hours every once in awhile, consider making the kind of difference that only you can make.

THERE'S A FOSTER CARE CRISIS IN OUR COMMUNITY BUT...

EVERYBODY CAN DO SOMETHING!

Effectively meeting the needs of families at-risk of entering the child welfare system goes far beyond government services.  It truly takes a connected and compassionate community.   At the end of the day, it is not programs but relationships that inspire healing and change within families.  There’s so much the faith community can offer during this time of unprecedented need.
– Jason Witt, La Crosse County Human Services Director
Safe Families For Children is a community’s response to the Foster Care crisis. It’s an opportunity for churches to partner with others to offer a unique and Christian alternative to Foster Care. It’s part of a much larger Community United For Families initiative. To find out how to become a Safe Families Host Family, a Family Friend, or a Resource Friend, please join us for an info meeting.

ONSITE INFO MEETINGS:

SATURDAY, MARCH 27TH 10AM
SATURDAY, APRIL 24TH 10AM


To DONATE, visit www.safefamilieswi.org/donate-to-la-crosse 
and write FIRST FREE CHURCH in the comment box

The Family & Children’s Center (FCC)

FCC offers Host Homes to provide safe, supportive transitional housing and support options for homeless youth. It is an “outside-the-system” response to youth homelessness. They also offer Treatment Foster Care and a Respite Program for foster care parents.

To find out more click on one of the links below:

La Crosse County Human Services

La Crosse County runs the Foster Care system. This is home-like care provided by licensed foster parents for children who cannot live with their parents because they are unsafe, have special care/treatment needs or other circumstances resulting in parents or family being unable to care for them.

CLICK HERE for more information.

THE FOOD PANTRY AT FIRST FREE

If you would like to join the Food Pantry volunteer team or have questions please contact
Carol Onstad
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