During the month of April, we have a goal to add 30 new host families here in Southwest Florida to help us meet the increasing need for volunteers to host and care for children in crisis.
Our host families are the heart of all we do. They’re volunteers, unpaid, sacrificial servants who open their homes to children in need.
What would our host parent Kelsey Scoggins say to anyone considering becoming a host family?
My advice to anyone considering becoming a host family is to do it without hesitation. To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t need to be rich, picture perfect or “have it all together.” You just need to care. You will NEVER regret the investment of time, love and compassion you provide for a child in need. I have faith that host families are changing the world one heart at a time.
God has called me to serve him by opening up my home and my heart to his children that are in need. While some see this as an act of kindness towards others, I can only view it as a way of life, spreading peace and kindness throughout our community. Safe Families for Children has changed the way my daughter and I see the world. We now see it through the eyes of every child and biological family we have been blessed with. Our time with them may be short, but the impact they have on us as a host family is anything but temporary.