Safe Places - Safe Families - CARE72

Welcome to  SafeKids.
We are so pleased to partner with you to serve and protect these young people. The students we serve are boys and girls ages 12-24 and are attending school or in the process of returning to the classroom.

Our Safe Families Program works with community members who are willing to open their homes to these homeless students. This handbook aims to answer your questions on how our program works, and how you as a community member can partner with us.


Needs List For SAFEKIDS


  • Money. We can access to lower cost supplies, so a cash donation may go further, plus we’re able to get exactly what students need.
  • Canned meats: Think beyond tuna & soup, which food banks get tons of. Instead go for canned beef, canned ham, canned chicken, canned salmon. Or hearty ready-to-go meals like beef stew and chili with meat.
  • Canned vegetables: Everyone donates green beans. Instead, give potatoes, carrots, spinach, peas or any other veggies your family likes.
  • Canned fruit: Not pineapple. This is the most commonly donated fruit. Any other fruit, particularly those in fruit juice without extra sugar, would be great. Dried fruit works too (raisins, etc.)
  • Boxed meals THAT REQUIRE ONLY WATER. Hamburger Helper isn’t helpful if you don’t have hamburger.
  • Low-sugar cereal like plain Cheerios
  • Peanut butter
  • Instant oatmeal, instant grits
  • Cans of beans
  • Pasta, pasta sauce
  • Biscuit or baking mixes (again that only require water)
  • Cans, cartons or boxes of powered and evaporated milk
  • Snack items for kids to take to school: juice boxes, applesauce containers, granola bars
  • Diapers in sizes above newborn, plus wipes
  • Toiletries: toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo & conditioner, warm socks, Chapstick (consider someone living outside this time of year)
  • Feminine hygiene products: unscented pads will be most universally used, not tampons
  • Spices like cinnamon, oregano, basil, salt, pepper
  • Sliced bread. It’s got a long shelf life but always goes immediately.
  • Bags of apples or potatoes. 
  • Chocolate. It’s not a necessity but just a pick-me-up that I would sure appreciate, especially when it comes time to fill stockings.


Jireh Ministries SafeKids Program embraces homeless, runaway and at-risk youth, giving them needed support, encouragement and hope to live a better life. Our programs cover the vital needs of youth. We are dedicated to providing the strength, stability and hope that youth need today to fulfill their promise for a healthy, productive and self-sufficient tomorrow.