Monterey Bay Chapter

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Support. Hope. Belonging.

Facing life alone as a parent is hard, and when you feel there is no one there to help in times of crisis, it is a scary place to be. When a family experiences desperate times such as domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, or homelessness without the benefit of healthy support from relatives or friends, it has the potential to lead to neglect or abuse. Safe Families for Children Monterey Bay connects parents and children with locally vetted volunteers who offer trusted relationships and walk alongside them. We create an extended family-like Circle of Support—including a safe home for children to live in temporarily if needed—that gives parents space to get their lives back on track until they are in a better place to care for their children again. Our mission is to support and strengthen families facing crisis, prevent child abuse and neglect, and reduce the number of children at risk of entering foster care- ultimately keeping families together.

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When your family is in crisis, we make our families available. We’re here to make sure you are not alone when you know you can’t do it by yourself. Our volunteer community can help support your family as you reach your goals during a temporary crisis or difficult season.


If you have a desire to see families stay together and thriving, there are many ways you can help. You can serve when/how it fits with your family and strengths. Join our growing group of dedicated volunteers today and start making a difference in the lives of local families.


Besides volunteering there are many ways to help and support the work here locally by donating; helping spread awareness; sponsoring events, providing resources; or connecting your church to Safe Families to learn more about how to support our organization.

Local Impact in the Monterey Bay Region

  • Average Annual Hostings – 324
  • Additional Family Support Contacts – 500+ annually
  • 100+ local volunteers
  • Average number of children supported per month – 18

Meet Our Families!