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Family-focused charities to merge

It has been announced that the ‘Home for Good’ and ‘Safe Families’ ministries are to merge into one charity, while retaining the two strong and respected brand identities. The aim is to complete the legal aspects of the merger in the autumn.

Home for Good and Safe Families share the vision to provide a more holistic solution, through the Church, to prevent children entering the care system through family support and then, if they do, ensuring there are enough safe and nurturing homes through fostering, adoption, and supported lodgings. By joining together, they hope to see more churches equipped, more volunteers trained, more local authorities served, more families supported, fewer children entering care and for those that do, well-matched homes found. Both charities operate in the West Midlands.

Of the merger, Tania Bright, CEO of Home for Good, said, ‘The way Home for Good will be felt and experienced continues for the thousands we journey with, just as it will be with Safe Families – but this opportunity allows us the privilege to serve Church, children and families with greater impact than we can do individually as organisations. Retaining our brands will still evidence the unique roles we carry but with a merged heart response and practical fusing of ‘services’ to support this mission, we can do so much more.’

Kat Osborn, CEO of Safe Families, said, ‘As our conversations have developed, I’ve had a growing sense that our merger with Home for Good is the next stage of God’s plan for our mission. God is inviting us into something bigger, widening the lens through which we have seen things so far. A sense that He is opening a door to us to serve more children and families so that more have a stable place to call home, an environment that feels safe, and people around them who they can trust and who will offer care and support.’

Read the announcement of the merger by Home for Good HERE and by Safe Families HERE. Read Tania Bright’s statement in full HERE.

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