Safe Families for Children


Volunteer Application

A host family takes children into their home while a parent is working through a difficult situation.  Placements last anywhere from a couple of days up to one year.  Families who would like to provide overnight respite to a host family, also need to complete the authorization process for a host home.  Complete the application below to start the process for host family authorization.

A family coach supports the host family, child in placement, and placing parent during a placement.  Volunteer family coaches visit the host home weekly,  facilitate visits between the child in placement and placing parent, and help the placing parent with resources.  If you would like to serve as a family coach, download the application below, complete the application, and then email it to Molly Loomis at

Volunteer Family Coach Application-Rockford -9-13