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Tam’s Story: “Someone to believe in me.”

Safe Families in Black Country

Safe Families is a growing national Christian family support charity who partner with 38 local authorities across the UK including in the Black Country. We believe that no one should feel alone and that everyone deserves to belong. Safe Families releases the potential of local churches for community transformation – providing hope and belonging for families within their locality.

We offer a safe, support way that churches can impact their communities and we get to witness hope being restored to families.

Safe Families have been equipping churches to empower families in the Black Country for the last five years. Currently 67 Black Country churches are involved in connecting families to community and so far, they have supported 565 children with 251 families. This represents an amazing achievement for the local church but perhaps more important is the stories behind these statistics. This is the story of a local Mum:

Tam’s Story – Someone to believe in me

You can watch Tam’s story here.

Tam had 2 young children when she needed to move into temporary accommodation for her and the children’s safety. She grew up in care and had no support network but desperately wanted to do the best for her children.

Safe Families were able to put 5 volunteers around Tam and over a period of 18 months. They all played different roles in helping her gain the confidence she needed to start to thrive.

Peter and Vivienne would help look after the children and became like the grandparents they never had.

Ray and Sue helped Tam find a home and taught her how to look after the garden – they even built a shed together.

During lockdown Meg would grab shopping for Tam and be someone she could speak to when she needed to connect.

18 months after our initial support started Tam has regained so much confidence and has a new house with a garden.

Tam said “They were so supportive. I couldn’t ask for more. When you are in a bad place they help make it positive. So you’re not on your own.”

 Get involved

Our next online Stories of Hope event is on June 17th, 2021 7:45pm. You can login via the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvde6hqjIpHtTxqjCRO0ke4a4_6ZqvkiAX

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

If you want to know more about how your church or community group can get involved, please get in touch!  helenhoarle@safefamilies.uk or call 07387417210.

 

 




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