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10 Reasons Why You Would Love Being a Family Coach

Five of our coaches reveal why they love being a Family Coach. Apply here:

By: Laura Leigh


  1. I love that sense of hope a parent expresses the moment they realize Safe Families really is there to help.  Not to judge, not to shame, but to help them get through and keep their kids safe while they are working things out. The moment they feel like they can take a breath.
  2. I love when I can see in a volunteer’s eyes the realization that the parent’s struggle is so much more difficult than they can imagine.  The struggle to get through each day, find a safe place for their family, food, a job, the struggle to decide to have their kids stay with a Safe Families host family.


  1. I love coaching because it’s about building relationships. As the families and the volunteers begin to connect with one another, I see bonds of trust and love develop. As a family coach, I am privileged to encourage and help develop these relationships.
  2. As a family coach I’ve become more aware of the needs of people in my community. Coaching challenges me to unconditionally love people.   


  1. What I have enjoyed about being a coach with Safe Families is the opportunity to meet so many families in the Body of Christ stepping out and “being the church” in such a tangible way by caring for children that are not their own. I admire them and appreciate serving with them, and I’ve made new friends in the process!
  2. I also enjoy walking alongside the parents of these children.  I admire them as well for reaching out for help. I see my role as encouraging them to be the best parents they can be. They all are seeking to get their lives more situated, aiming to care for their children with less stress.  


  1. Coaching is a really exciting way to get involved with both families who are socially isolated and Volunteer Host Families & Family Friends!  
  2. As an impartial third party, it’s truly amazing to be able to see (and possibly help others to see) how God is working in everyone’s life.


  1. I love meeting new families and being able to provide support and encouragement to both the volunteers and the parent. 
  2. Watching/ monitoring the kids and how the host families love on them is awesome too!

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