Host families sought to help children

HANCOCK COUNTY — Safe Families for Children, a faith-based nonprofit providing temporary shelter and sanctuary for children of families in crisis, is seeking to expand its base in Hancock County.

Established locally last April with an $8,000 grant from the Hancock County Community Foundation Women’s Fund, the program places children from families facing displacement or other threatening situations with volunteer host families outside the framework of state agencies or the court system.

Host families neither seek nor acquire custody of the children they assist, and care can be extended for a night or for an extended stay, depending on the need.

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