Our Impact

Under the most ideal circumstances, parenting can be a difficult journey. When substance abuse, serious illness, incarceration, or other concerning issues complicate the act of parenting, families need help. Kindred Connections (formerly Safe Families for Children of Central Oregon) strives to provide that help.

Many families have friends or relatives who offer support in crisis. For those who lack that safety net, Kindred Connections mobilizes and … Read More →


What’s New?

All of us have experienced a crisis and can remember the first phone call or visit from a friend or family member that cared. Many families face crisis and no one knows. No one calls when they are hopeless. Kindred Connections walks beside families by providing mentoring relationships for parents and temporary housing for children in times of need. In partnership with local churches, volunteers build connections with vulnerable families and open their homes to children. While their children are safe, parents can address the difficult season of life. Problems such as addiction, domestic abuse, illness, unemployment or homelessness can make it impossible for parents to care for their children. Children are especially at-risk for neglect or abuse as their parents struggle to cope with difficult circumstances and emotions. Kindred Connections keeps children safe and gives families hope.

Host Family Guidelines

Host Family GuidelinesHost families will be offered a wide array of training opportunities and resources to support them as they open their homes and hearts to children in the Kindred Connections Network… Read More →