About Our Chapter
We are currently growing our team of volunteers across the Treasure Coast region. Volunteers would host children and provide services such as transportation, parent mentoring, and supply tangible items such as diapers, car seats, and meals.
Local churches play a significant role in recruiting volunteers from their church family. They are integral to supporting those families as they serve and reach out to families in need. Churches of all sizes and various denominational, or non-denominational, backgrounds are active partners with Safe Families for Children.
Our amazing volunteers are the ones who take the Safe Families for Children movement into the community. But they can’t do it alone. They are supported by a staff of professionals passionately investing their lives in engaging churches, building the base of volunteers, transitioning children, family coach supervision, vetting and training volunteers and so much more.
Jackie Herron-Whitfield I Chapter Director
Jackie has been a part of Safe Families for Children for over 14 years serving first as a host family and then as a Ministry Lead while she was on staff at Willow Creek Community Church - North Shore in the Chicagoland area. She has helped shape the ministry as her church helped host over 300 children while she served there. Now, as she has relocated to Florida she is excited to bring her experience and love of the local church and vulnerable children and families to the Treasure Coast.
Randy Hunt | Family Coach Supervisor
Randy comes with a love for children and families after serving in the education world for most of his career as an Assistant Principal and then most recently in the Indian River County school district as a Program Specialist serving the special needs of staff, students and their families. A native of Kentucky, Randy and his wife Carol moved to Florida in 2005 and live in Vero Beach.
Sharon "Kookie" Reed l Family Coach Supervisor
Sharon “Kookie” Reed is a native of Texas and relocated to Florida in 2013 with her wonderful husband June Reed and family. Sharon loves people and has passionately served children and families in non-profits for the past 26 yrs. Her experience has been in leadership and management roles such as: Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, Health & Disability Manager, Workforce Specialist, and Disability Specialist. Currently, Sharon volunteers in her local church as Advisory Board Member, Director of Local Missions, and Board of Directors, Chair for a nonprofit in Colorado.