Providing a safe, affirming, family environment where families and children are supported through the power of community, nature, kindness, acceptance and education.
SAFE IS A RESOURCE TO: Foster parents, foster youth, neglected and abused youth, the Department of Children Services (DCS) and other local foster agencies and organizations serving at-risk youth.
SAFE's primary mission includes 1) educating the community on the desperate need of foster parents and foster homes in Middle Tennessee 2) connecting those individuals or couples interested in fostering with the Department of Child Services to learn more and hopefully begin their journey of certification 3) providing a physical space and location as a resource for foster families, agencies, organizations and other state resources to use to support their families, clients and programs 4) providing resources to foster youth aging out of the system, educating them on their options and benefits, and most importantly helping them prepare for independent living through life skill training.
As of May of 2015, according to AdoptUsKids.org, there are 8,146 children in foster care and 320 children available for adoption in the state of Tennessee. These children entered foster care through no fault of their own, as victims of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. The parental rights of those available for adoption have been terminated.
TAKE a Peak AT our two most popular programs!
Foster A Farm Pet
Find out about our #1 program that offers fun for families in our community while also giving them the opportunity to support foster families in Middle TN. By choosing to foster one of our farm pets for a minimum monthly donation, you and your family become 'Farm Friends' of Gratidude Ranch.
Country Birthday Bash
Our 2nd largest program is our Country Birthday Bash program. When families in the community book a birthday bash for their child at Gratidude Ranch, they help us provide FREE Birthday Bash's for foster children at NO COST TO FOSTER PARENTS!