HAMILTON, GA (WTVM) – Saint Nicholas Church of Hamilton and Twin Cedars partnered to help children in need with a program called Safe Families. Whether that be children who are homeless or in a family crisis.
The church is the first to open their doors in Harris County connecting any child in need with temporary placement homes. Once a child is referred to the church they begin the placement process with families who can help.
For 18-year-old Maya Thomason, initially, she just wanted to make sure she finished high school before she was placed with her safe family.
"I became a safe family kid I'd say when my family hit hard times and we all kind of spread out because it was very sudden we all had to move and find a place to stay and I ended up staying with multiple friends because I had to go to school," said Thomason.
Thomason has already earned some college credits with Columbus Technical College and is on her way to Georgia Military College in January seeking a degree in Psychology.
Thomason also said the program has inspired her to continue to work with the church.