Safe Families for Children provides support for families in crisis

Program available thanks to grant from La Crosse Community Foundation

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – $58,000 will help a local organization supporting local families in crisis.

The ‘Safe Families for Children’ program was announced Tuesday.

The grant comes from the La Crosse Community Foundation.

The aim is to help families that are at risk of having children enter the foster care system.

Local families can get involved with the program by providing a safe and temporary home for kids while they are separated from their parents.

The program is there to help before problems happen.

“We don’t need to wait for a child to be harmed to get involved and react. We can get involved when a parent is asking for help,” said Safe Families for Children in Wisconsin director Nicole Zorn.

Safe family hosts can apply for the program on the program’s website.