Safe, Affirming, Family Environment
S.A.F.E. (Safe Affirming Family Environment) is an inclusive non-profit organization offering an online resource to current or potential affirming (gay friendly) foster or adoptive parents, GLBTQ foster youth currently in foster care, GLBTQ foster youth aging out of foster care and those GLBTQ foster youth who have recently aged out of foster care and find themselves homeless.
SAFE is an online based non-profit offering resources and referrals to GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered or questioning) foster youth who are either aging out of foster care and in need of local resources or those whom have recently aged out of foster care and find themselves homeless. We refer these youth to our network of agencies and organizations who offer support to these foster youth and educate them on their benefits, rights and options.
With our Helping Intended Parents (H.I.P.) program SAFE aims to educate and support those gay or lesbian couples and individuals interested in becoming parents through fostering, adopting, or having a biological child through IVF. These intended parents are encouraged to contact SAFE for referrals in their area, ultimately helping them to achieve their goals. SAFE also works with local CPS offices helping to connect them with affirming foster homes for GLBTQ foster youth.
With our Referral Program SAFE refers young adults who are chronically homeless to local organizations who may be able to offer subsidized or transitional housing.
SAFE is developing the MOHO program to help foster youth aging out an opportunity to rent their own home in a community of homes with other foster youth, mentors, life skill training and a network of support. SAFE will cover a portion of rent for up to twelve months while the client covers the other portion, eventually taking full responsibility for their housing costs.
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