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Our Families

Volunteer families come from faith communities all across the Denver Metro area & from diverse family situations. Wherever you live in the Denver Metro area, & whatever skills, abilities, and lived experience you present, there is a place for you on the the Safe Families for Children Team!

Our Churches

Denver Metro churches are at the core of Safe Families for Children. Church ministries play a significant role in recruiting & supporting their ministry teams to walk alongside parents who are experiencing a personal crisis.

Churches of all sizes & denominations can get involved. Whether your church can create a Safe Families for Children Ministry, or simply refer volunteer host families, family coaches, and family friends to a nearby ministry, every church can get involved!

To learn more about how you & your church can get involved, contact Marcy Klinger at

Safe Families for Children Professional Staff

All Safe Families for Children volunteers are supported by these professionals.

Marcy Klinger

Colorado State Director 720-217-3165

Marcy has been involved with the child welfare system through CASA, the treatment and prevention of the trafficking of children through the SHE Rescue Home in Cambodia, and has been in relationships with struggling women/mothers at the Boulder County jail.
She spent a great deal of time thinking about how we as a society could prevent people from experiencing these kinds of devastating traumas. When she heard about Safe Families for Children, she knew that this was one of those ways.
She created a pathway for Safe Families to operate in Colorado by working with the State, community stakeholders, legislators, and others to pass the Safe Family Option for Parents law in 2019.
Marcy holds a Master’s degree in Human Services Administration and lives in Broomfield with her husband, two sons, and a beloved maltipoo named Penny.

Kris Johnson

Family Coach Supervisor 720-924-6103

Meet Kris Johnson, Family Coach Supervisor for Denver Metro! She comes to us with 20 years of child welfare experience in caring for people in difficult situations. Kris loves the Lord, her beautiful (almost) grown daughter, traveling, hiking, and adventurous eating.
"I am most excited about the opportunity to work with families that have a passion for strengthening and caring for such a vulnerable population."