About Our Chapter
We currently have around 30 active volunteer Host Families serving in the Central Valley who are supported by a team of volunteers who provide services of transportation, mentoring, employment assistance or needed tangible items such as diapers, car seats or meals.
Safe Families for Children Central Valley churches play a significant role in recruiting and supporting their people to serve and reach out to parents who are in a crisis situation. Churches of all sizes and various denominational or non-denominational backgrounds are active partners with Safe Families for Children of the Central Valley.
Our volunteers come from the smallest to largest congregations, as all followers of Jesus are awakening to the urgent need of struggling families in our own cities and towns.
Although our amazing volunteers are the ones who take the movement of Safe Families for Children into the community, they are supported by a professional staff. Our staff passionately invest their lives in engaging churches, building the base of volunteers, transitioning children, family coach supervision, vetting and training volunteers and so much more.
Kim Lehner, MSW
Kim is the Program Coordinator and works with churches and agencies and oversees the program details.
Kim is passionate about God’s design and purpose for the family. She feels blessed to have been able to serve families through Bethany’s Domestic Infant Adoption Program over the past 10 years and most recently as the Program Coordinator for Safe Families for Children. Kim loves working for an organization that brings hope, help, and healing to families who are facing a crisis situation. Kim enjoys coming alongside churches and connecting families who are resource rich with resource limited families.
Kym Toews, BA in Social Welfare
Kym is the Program Coordinator Assistant. Her passion is to connect isolated families with volunteers in local churches. She sees her job as a way to facilitate those connections and partner with churches in loving their neighbors. She enjoys encouraging and equipping the Church to provide a supportive community for families in crisis.