First3Years establishes “Sadie’s Safe Babies Drive” in honor of longtime CEO, Sadie Funk
In 2015, Sadie created the Safe Babies Program to mitigate the trauma experienced by infants and toddlers within the foster care system.
The Safe Babies Program seeks to lessen the long-term impact of neglect, increase the likelihood of reunification, and reduce child and family stress. A major goal of the program is to ensure that the policies that guide the movement of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system support early childhood development and do not perpetuate child trauma.
Safe Babies is now in Tarrant, Dallas, and Harris Counties and F3Y will continue to expand this transformative model to better meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and their families across Texas.
First3Years is grateful to Sadie’s vision of a brighter future for babies. To build on her vision and support F3Y’s efforts to create systemic change for babies across the state, please visit Sadie’s Safe Babies Drive.