A 501(c)3 nonprofit, Safe & Sound is a child advocacy organization based in San Francisco.
Safe & Sound prevents and reduces the impact of childhood abuse, neglect, and trauma. We do this by strengthening families, building communities, and advancing healing, equity, and justice.
Safe & Sound envisions a future free from childhood trauma, where all children, families, and communities are safe, supported, and loved.
We foster stewardship to protect children from abuse, violence, neglect, and exploitation. Supporting families is our and everyone’s responsibility.
We work collaboratively with parents/caregivers, community members, public and private partners, and our team to enhance individual and community protective factors — the essential conditions and elements that allow children to meet their full potential and families and communities to thrive.
We recognize that racism is a health crisis and we strive for racial justice, committing to supporting organizations that are dismantling systems of oppression and making efforts not to contribute to those oppressive systems, providing resources, safety and power to all communities of color, who have been disenfranchised because of systemic racism. We also strive to contribute to the creation of new systems, institutions and relationships that honor the humanity of all individuals.
We uphold the basic human right of everyone to be treated equitably regardless of race, nationality, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, and ability. We denounce any mistreatment of and harm done to any individual based on their identity and seek to lift up those who are marginalized.
We center and build on the assets and resiliency (e.g., protective factors) of children, families, communities, and each other, to support personal and organizational growth.
We continuously seek to improve as individuals, teams, and an organization by acknowledging our mistakes, reflecting on what could have been done better, and implementing feedback. We try new approaches and use data to inform our work.
We come to work as our authentic selves, and meet people where they are, making space for how people show up.
COMPASSION & TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE
We approach our work with others and ourselves with compassion and from a trauma-informed perspective.