Who We Support
Transition to Virtual
Safe Families Oklahoma
Award Date: May 1, 2020
Safe Families Oklahoma (SFO) is a program of It’s My Community Initiative (IMCI), which exists to strengthen vulnerable families in Oklahoma. Safe Families is a locally supported, volunteer movement fueled by compassion to keep children safe and families intact. The hallmark of Safe Families is providing a “host family” to temporarily open their home to a child in a voluntary arrangement while the parent works toward goals to stabilize their family and bring their child back into their home.
In response to this unprecedented season of COVID-19, SFO has adjusted its response by implementing new methods of recruiting and onboarding volunteers. By shifting the approach completely from in-person information meetings and volunteer training to online and virtual platforms, SFO can both support families and prepare for the influx of needs over the coming months as shelter-at-home restrictions subside.