Jefferson and Dodge County Chapter

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About Our Chapter

Our Families

When a crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and friends for support. But for some families, poverty and social isolation mean that they have no support when they need it. Often, a straightforward problem such as post-partum depression or unemployment can be debilitating. Children in these situations often suffer neglect or abuse; some eventually are removed from their home and placed in state custody.

Safe Families for Children provides a chance for parents to get back on their feet before abuse and neglect occur. Parents experiencing a temporary crisis can arrange for their children to stay with families while they address the issues that led to their situation.

Our Churches

Churches can deepen their involvement in the Safe Family movement with Ministry Leads who build ways for all volunteers to work together to sustain each other, including support groups,“clothing closets,”
child care networks and other services.

Our Team

Amanda Combs

Amanda is the Director of the Safe Families for Children Chapter in Jefferson & Dodge Counties. Prior to coming to Safe Families, Amanda spent almost 10 years working in ministry as a Children’s Director and the Staff Lead for a Special Needs Ministry. She is passionate about Trauma Informed Care and breaking down barriers. She believes that the church holds the solution to social isolation and wants to see the body of Christ activated through biblical hospitality. Amanda and her husband have three school-aged daughters and serve as a host family.