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A Source of Hope


Discover What We Do

Since 1903, Family & Children Services has provided a continuum of care for youth and families in Southwestern Michigan. Our mission is to support, strengthen, and preserve the safety, well-being, and dignity of children, individuals, and families.



Who we served in 2022:





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Income Under 200% Poverty Level

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Under Age 19

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Find Therapy


Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, or something you can’t explain, we are here for you. If you are not in a crisis but are interested in getting help through our counseling center, learn more about our locations and therapists.


Explore the expertise of our Counseling Center and therapists.

Meet our Therapists

Get Help Now


For youth who are experiencing a crisis, we provide immediate interventions 24/7 through our Mobile Crisis Response program. Call 269.373.6000 now for immediate help.


Learn how we help and request immediate crisis assistance.

Get Help

Support Our Work


Our ability to take care of youth and families depends on the generosity of people like you. There are many ways you can help Family & Children Services improve lives, from volunteering to donating to our endowment or annual funds.


Join us and become a source of hope.

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Become A Foster Parent


Family & Children Services continually needs welcoming homes and loving parents. When you share your heart and home, you can change the course of a child’s life in miraculous ways.

Learn more about what foster parenting could mean for you.

Learn More about Fostering

Join Our Team of Caring Professionals


We are looking for talented people like you to help bring hope to children and families in our community. We offer a competitive benefits package, a collaborative team environment, and opportunities for continued training and advancement.

Get to know our culture and the meaningful careers we offer.

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family and children services counselors are the heart and soul of our team
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Family & Children Services1 week ago
Last week we were able to host a blood drive at our Kalamazoo location. 26 people participated, with 80% of those being our staff!

We continue to be proud of the myriad of ways our staff are sources of hope for their community, those they’ve met and those they’ll never meet.
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Family & Children Services3 weeks ago
Mental health is for everyone, and everyone deserves mental health support when they need it. If you need support, our providers are just a phone call away. 269-344-0202 or visit our website . #mentalhealthawarenessmonth
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Family & Children Services3 weeks ago
Congratulations to Jamila Washington, Family Preservation Supervisor at Family & Children Services, for being named the Big Sister of the month for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Not only does Jamila pour into the clients and staff at our Agency, but she also uses her free time to mentor and counsel Littles as well. Our community is so lucky to have people like Jamila in it.
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Family & Children Services4 weeks ago
May 2024 has officially been declared Michigan Moves Month in the state of Michigan!

Michigan Moves Month is designed to celebrate, promote, and encourage every Michigander to be more physically active and benefit from the mental and physical rewards of moving their bodies. More and more people in Michigan are working sedentary jobs and spending fewer hours being physically active, but physical activity is essential in helping prevent the development of negative health outcomes, both mentally and physically.

For the month of May, our Wellness Committee has begun a workplace walking challenge for Family & Children Services staff. Each day the committee has set walking goals, all with the hope that it encourages staff to process some of their own stress and trauma through movement.

We hope you’ll be encouraged by our example, and that of the State of Michigan, to move a little more this May!
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Family & Children Services4 weeks ago
Showing up matters. Authentic relationships have lifelong impacts. There are almost 10,000 youth in Foster Care in Michigan alone. These youths need someone to show up for them, to know they aren’t alone.

If you are interested in learning more, click here. Our Licensing Specialists will answer all your questions, with no pressure to sign up unless you’re ready.
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Family & Children Services1 month ago
Last week Tornadoes tore through our community impacting thousands of people, some of whom are clients of Family & Children Services.

Thanks to donors who give to our Annual Fund, HANDLE WITH CARE, we were able to offer immediate assistance to our clients who lost everything. Hotel rooms, blankets and clothes, food, and school supplies – all were provided in a matter of hours to ensure our clients were kept safe and stable under the most terrifying circumstances.

We could not meet these immediate and life-saving needs for our clients if it weren’t for people like you. If you would like to be a source of hope in moments like these, join our group of generous donors today.