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Unifying Jackson: Building Safe Families for a Thriving Community

A movement is stirring in the heart of Jackson; an initiative to create a positive influence in our community, while addressing the needs of the most vulnerable.

At its core, Safe Families for Children (SFFC) is a collaborative effort between the SFFC Coordinator, the Church and the surrounding community, working hand in hand to create a safety net for families in crisis. This network of support is built on the principles of radical hospitality, disruptive generosity, and intentional compassion, all with the goal of keeping children safe and families together.

Over the past year, JaxNaz Church has worked behind the scenes initiating discussions, organizing volunteers and casting the vision to area churches in an effort to bring Safe Families for Children to Jackson county.

Through our collective efforts, we seek to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and addressing the root causes of instability, primarily social isolation. By providing a circle of support to every member of a family in crisis, we aim to empower parents and reduce the number of children unnecessarily entering the child welfare system.

Going deeper, the mission of SFFC extends beyond just crisis intervention. This ministry was created to help churches fulfill their unique calling to be agents of change through building lasting relationships, fostering connections, and creating a community where no one is left behind. It's about recognizing the interconnectedness of us all and the shared responsibility we have in safeguarding the well-being of our children.

As Safe Families for Children continues to make strides to open a chapter in Jackson, Michigan, let us unite our efforts and stand together in solidarity. Let us extend our friendship, compassion, and resources to those who need it most. Together, we can create a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive in a stable, nurturing and loving environment.

The next step to making this ministry a reality in Jackson is to find four additional churches willing to partner with JaxNaz and embrace the vision of SFFC. Please share this blog post with friends, family, and co-workers. Spread the word and pray that we will be able to move forward soon because the need is great and the most vulnerable in Jackson cannot wait!

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Feb 15
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

This is beautiful! Let's go!

As a foster family we have seen reunification take place multiple times and families thrive with proper supports in place. Families are designed to be together, let's surround this ministry in prayer and expectation.

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