Safe Families for Children


About Our Chapter

Our Families

IMG_8308We currently have over 400 Host Families serving Central Indiana. They are supported by a team of volunteers who provide services of transportation, mentoring, employment assistance or tangible items such as diapers, car seats or meals.
If you would like to volunteer at our chapter, click here for our immediate needs.

Our Churches

Central Indiana churches play a significant role in recruiting and supporting their people to serve parents in crisis. Churches of all sizes and various denominational or non-denominational backgrounds are active partners with Safe Families for Children of Central Indiana.

Our volunteers come from the smallest to largest congregations, as all followers of Jesus are awakening to the urgent need of struggling families in our own cities and towns.

Our Team

Although our amazing volunteers are the ones who take the movement of Safe Families for Children into the community, they are supported by a professional staff.  Our staff passionately invest their lives in engaging churches, building the base of volunteers, transitioning children, family coach supervision, vetting and training volunteers and so much more.

Chapter Sites ImageIn additional to our professional staff in Indianapolis to support Central Indiana, we also have chapter sites located throughout Indiana.

Click here to learn more about Indiana Chapter Sites.




Portrait of Lanna Blanchard - Director of Central Indiana

Lanna Blanchard - Director of Central Indiana

Portrait of Alexandrea Hutson - Director of Intake

Alexandrea Hutson - Director of Intake
Crisis Line: 317-519-3839

Why Alex Serves Safe Families for Children:

Alex has a passion for both Christ and helping children in need. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work, and she now fulfills her calling by connecting vulnerable families with resources and making sure that children always have a safe family.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Training and Managing Intake and Crisis Line Volunteers
- Training and assigning Family Coaches
- Screening current needs to make sure that Safe Families is the best service for the placing family
- Managing the process to match children in need with volunteer families

Contacting Alex:
To reach Alex, email

Portrait of Mariah Windhorst - Volunteer Coordinator

Mariah Windhorst - Volunteer Coordinator

Portrait of Debbie Douthitt - Family Coach Supervisor

Debbie Douthitt - Family Coach Supervisor

Portrait of Kaitlyn Bland - Ministry Lead Coordinator/Family Coach

Kaitlyn Bland - Ministry Lead Coordinator/Family Coach