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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 2023:





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Income Under 200% Poverty Level

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Under Age 24

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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.

Support Us

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 Services is committed to supporting our most under resourced and marginalized communities in everything we do. One way we do that is by attending community events and festivals. It's a way to raise awareness about our services, recruit job seekers and foster parents, and invite folks to become donors. It's also a really great way to learn more about community needs and potential partners!

Each year we commit to having a booth at Kalamazoo Pride and walk in the Doo Da Parade, because we want the LGBTQ+ community to know that they are valued, safe, and supported by the Agency. We serve many clients of the LGBTQ+ community, value our same sex foster parents, and have welcomed many staff from the community as well. Joining them in their joy and celebration is just one way we can help them feel safe and supported in the community at large!
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Family & Children Services3 weeks ago
Today we celebrate not just the day that enslaved Texans learned of their freedom in 1865, but also the enduring resilience and strength of the Black community. It’s a day to acknowledge the progress that has been made towards true freedom and equity and the long road ahead to true equity and prosperity.

At Family & Children Services, we are committed to being a part of that march towards progress.
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Family & Children Services1 month ago
We are looking for a dynamic social worker dedicated to improving lives. If that sounds like you, click here to learn more and apply!
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Family & Children Services1 month 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.
Family & Children Services
Family & Children Services2 months 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 Services2 months 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.