About Our Chapter
We are currently recruiting volunteers to be Host Families, Family Coaches, Family Friends and Resource Friends. We have a team approach to volunteering so that no volunteer feels alone or overwhelmed. The vetting process includes an application, 3 references, 3 background checks (FBI and KS State fingerprinting, child abuse clearance).
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.
If you are interested in your church becoming partners with the Safe Families movement, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
Tammy Thomas, Regional Director
Tammy Thomas serves as Kansas - Regional Director. She has served Kansas within the Department for Children and Families as Regional Director and Statewide Long Term Care Liaison. Tammy professional career in Nuclear Medicine Technology has been spent at The University of Kansas Medical Center, Texas Heart Group, and Presbyterian Hospital of Plano. She and her husband of 33 years have been blessed with three, now adult children. Tammy and her family believe Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. All things are possible and nothing is too large or too small for our Lord.
One of her favorite quotes: "The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you."
Morgyn Anderson, Centralized Family Coach Supervisor/Church Engagement
Morgyn Anderson is the Centralized Kansas Family Coach Supervisor and Church Engagement partner. She has her bachelors degree in Psychology and is currently working towards her Masters in Social Work. Morgyn grew up as a missionary kid and lived in many different countries. Morgyn has a passion for people and believes strongly in the need to keep families intact. She has a desire to serve people in her community.
One of her favorite quotes: “Where there is no love, put love—and you will find love.” -St. John of the Cross
Madison Wolfe, Intake Specialist/Church Engagement Coordinator
Madison Wolfe is the Intake Specialist and Church Engagement Coordinator in Kansas. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Community Health from the University of Kansas. Madison spent three years after college being a part of a start-up ministry in Cebu, Philippines where her heart for helping hurting families and radical hospitality grew tremendously. Thinking about the ripple and generational impact of Safe Families in Kansas is what fuels her desire to work in the community.
One of her favorite quotes: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.“ -Unknown
Amber Coughlin, LMSW, Wichita Area Coordinator
Amber serves as the Wichita Area Coordinator. Amber received her Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work degree from Wichita State University after having volunteered many years serving through churches and nonprofit organizations. Amber and her husband have an adult daughter and teenage twin boys and enjoy spending time as a family hiking, kayaking, or camping surrounded by God's creation. Amber's passion is to empower individuals, regardless of life situations, to better themselves or the lives of others by living out God's full purpose for their lives. One of her favorite quotes: "Satan knows your name, but calls you by your sin; God knows your sin, but calls you by your name." -Unknown