About Our Chapter
Currently, we have over 50 active volunteer host families serving the Quad Cities! This includes those in Scott, Clinton, Muscatine & Jackson Counties in Iowa and Rock Island, Mercer, Henry & Whiteside Counties in Illinois. These families are evaluated and approved through background checks, home screening and references.
The local churches play a vital role in recruiting and supporting their congregation to serve others in a crisis situation. Each church has differing congregation sizes and they vary from denominational to non-denominational backgrounds. They all play an active role. Our volunteers are followers of Jesus and desire to do their part in reaching out to struggling families in their communities.
Our wonderful group of volunteers make the Safe Families movement possible in the Quad City area. They are supported by a staff of professionals dedicated to assisting the volunteers and helping families in crisis get back on their feet. Our staff devotes their time towards engaging churches, building the volunteer base, transitioning children, meeting with local agencies, providing volunteer trainings, supporting placing parents, and so much more.
Jessica Trowbridge- Quad Cities Chapter Coordinator
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Jessica is our Chapter Coordinator in the Quad Cities. She has served with Safe Families off and on since 2009 both as a volunteer and as staff. She has a degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Christian Counseling through Liberty University. Her desire is to empower and encourage both women and families as they navigate through the difficult situations that life brings. She is passionate about the Church stepping into the role of living on mission and serving others with the love of Jesus.
Jessica Kober- Peoria Chapter Director, Supervisor for Quad Cities
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Jessica is our Chapter Director for greater Peoria as well as she provides supervision for the Quad Cities. She helps with church recruitment and does presentations for Safe Families at churches and for community partners. Jessica comes to us as a long time volunteer with Safe Families and is a former social worker with Peoria Rescue Ministries at their women’s pregnancy center where she assists moms with unexpected pregnancies and teaches parenting classes.