Steps to become an Approved Host Family: 

  • Complete the Training

    • Training is a combination of online and classroom instruction. 

    • Please sign and submit the “Training Completion” document.

  • Sign the Corporal Punishment document

    • Sign the Corporal Punishment document (be sure to get a witness)

    • Turn in after training, or mail it to our PO Box (Coalition of Care PO Box 42693 Cincinnati OH 45242), or scan it to Intern2@SafeFamilies.net

  • Sign the Acceptance by Safe Families Host Parent(s) document 

    • Sign the Acceptance by Safe Families Host Parent(s) document (be sure to get a witness)

    • Turn in after training, mail it to our PO Box (Coalition of Care PO Box 42693 Cincinnati OH 45242), or scan it to Intern2@SafeFamilies.net .

  • Get fingerprint/background checks

    • Recommend to do this early.  Sometimes the results take weeks or months!

    • See the “Fingerprint/Background Report” document for details.

  • Submit References 

    • Three (3) references are required for each head-of-household, in any combination of individual or married (i.e. each adult must be named on 3 references).

    • Please include one pastoral reference (e.g. a pastor or spiritual leader regarding your faith in Jesus); one professional reference (e.g. a supervisor where you work or volunteer); and one personal reference (a friend who knows you well and for long period of time).  See appropriate Reference documents.                   (over)

  • Submit Ohio Child Abuse Registry

  • Driver’s Documentation

  • Copy of Driver’s License

  • Copy of Automobile Insurance

  • Copy of BMV Driving Record. See “BMV Instructions” for details.

  • Home Assessment 

Please feel free to contact us at any time for questions or guidance.
Intern2@SafeFamilies.net  or 513.587.1945