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  • Safe Families for Children

    Agency: Building Families for Children

    SHORT-TERM SHELTER: Provides volunteer "host parents" to temporarily house and care for a child while their parent(s) deals with homelessness, joblessness, drug addiction, or other life crisis. 

    * Biological parents maintain full custody
    * "Host parents" are extensively screened, trained and monitored. They are also supported with a network of volunteers who help provide transportation, meals, material support, etc.
    * The stay with "host parent" varies on a case by case basis, with average between 3-4 months. 

    • 7161 A Columbia Gateway Drive
      Columbia, MD 21046

    Agency: Building Families for Children

    Languages Available: Accommodations possible.

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: Children, ages birth-18, whose family is experiencing a short-term crisis. Women ages 18-19 who are pregnant are also eligible for services.

    Areas Served:
    • Baltimore County
    • Baltimore City County
    • Anne Arundel County
    • Howard County
    • Carroll County
    • Prince Georges County
    • Montgomery County
    • Renfrew County
    • Prince Edward County
    • Ottawa County
    • Lennox And Addington County
    • Leeds And Grenville County
    • Lanark County
    • Hastings County
    • Frontenac County
    • South Algonquin, Nipissing County

    - Foster Care/Children's Group Homes

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