Meet our Founder:

Jason Warner, is the Founder and Executive Director of "S.A.F.E. (Safe, Affirming, Family Environment).  After coming out at the age of 22 Jason found himself homeless. Over the years Jason held a vision to begin a non-profit that would help prevent other young people from experiencing homelessness.

Jason is part of the duo "Jason & deMarco". Jason & deMarco married in August of 2008 in Los Angeles, CA and welcomed twin sons in May of 2011 through surrogacy. They have been featured in PEOPLE Magazine along with countless other publications. Over the years and through his travels, Jason has shared about the numbers of foster children in the system and the need to place these children in safe and affirming foster homes while preparing those aging out of foster care for independent living. Please contact Jason at


Founder and Executive Director
Jason Warner, Franklin, TN

Director Emeritus and Treasurer
Richard Bartell, Houston, TX

Chair of the Board
Amy Law, Franklin, TN: Director of Community Management

Chair Elect
deMarco DeCiccio, Franklin, TN: Management and Hospitality

Board of Directors
Julie Alexander, Nashville, TN: Director of Education and Training

Amy Balderama, Franklin, TN: Project Manager
Julie Sutton, Franklin, TN: Turner & Townsend Inc
Carrie Hurst, Fairview, TN: Professor at Tennessee State University
Amy O'Donnell, Fairview, TN: Commercial Real Estate
Laura Dahl, Franklin, TN: Real Estate Broker

Advisory Board:
Morgan Sauer, Little Rock, AR: Physician
Ricky Melton, Birmingham, AL: Consultant