Anderson Children's Foundation

Safe Families for Children (2021-2022, 2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2018-2019)

2021-2022 Safe Families for Children Project Summary:

Safe Families for Children, with an office in Palm Desert and serving the entire Coachella Valley, is an innovative program that prevents child abuse by early intervention during crisis or amidst stressors in a parent or caregiver’s lives. Services are provided by loving and compassionate host families who have been screened, certified and fully trained.

Child Protective Services receives nearly 10,000 calls throughout the Coachella Valley. Of those, child welfare services were provided to less than 900 – leaving a gap of over 9,000 in unmet needs. Safe Families works in serving this remaining population with the purposes of 1) placing all children in need with a safe, loving family, 2) connecting parents with healthy support systems while they resolve their crisis, and 3) permanently reuniting the child with his/her parent in a safe, loving home.

In this way, this program is dedicated to the restoration of local families who are threatened by the struggles of poverty, unemployment, mental illness and addiction.

Organization: Olive Crest

Program: Safe Families for Children

Contact Person: Walter Mueller

Email: walter-mueller@olivecrest.org

Phone: 619-600-1284