Guest Madison Witte, Safe Families for Children Coordinator with Bethany Christian Services, talks about the Safe Families for Children program that allows parents to place their children in a voluntary foster care arrangement with a host family in order to get back on their feet or provide a better situation for their children. Bethany Christian Services trains local St. Louis families to be voluntary hosts and also to support those families who provide this care for children. Safe Families for Children is a nationwide program, however, so find your local chapter at safe-families.org. In St. Louis, learn more at bethany.org/other-services/safe-families-for-children or call the intake line at 314-452-6547 and talk to a staff member.
A proud Michigan native and fan of anything with the Mitten State on it, Producer & Web Content Specialist Sarah Gulseth is also a lover of historical war movies and anything with the label PBS Masterpiece. An avid bicyclist and women’s biking advocate, she rides her bike to work year-round and has the massive bike clothing and accessory collection to prove it. If it’s the weekend, she and her husband Luther are probably out bike riding or racing, or finding the next awesome coffee shop to frequent, or rehearsing for the next choir concert. You may also find her down a new rabbit hole on Google, researching the latest random fact she found on social media, while eating an unhealthy amount of apples (Macintosh from Michigan, of course) and raw almond butter.