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Our Services

What We Do

As our name suggests, Family & Children Services provides a continuum of critical support services to families and children in Southwest Michigan. Our focus is on stabilizing and strengthening individuals and families and ensuring that all youth and families have a safe, nurturing place to call home.


Our Programs


Foster Care & Adoption Services


At the heart of Family & Children Services’ work is quality foster care.

When youth in our community are removed from their parents’ homes, we find stable, nurturing environments where they can thrive. That’s why we are always looking for new foster families. When families cannot be reunited, we facilitate the transition to adoption.

Whether temporary or permanent placement, Family & Children Services strives to provide loving, nurturing homes for children in their time of need.

Learn more about how to become and succeed as a foster parent.

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Youth Crisis Services


Family & Children Services also provides programs for youth experiencing a crisis. These include Mobile Crisis Response which provides immediate intervention and follow-up services in Kalamazoo County and residential programs that provide temporary homes and therapeutic services for youth experiencing behavioral health instability.

Learn more about the crisis services we offer.


The Counseling Center at Family & Children Services


The Counseling Center provides professional, confidential services to the entire community through private insurance, Medicaid, and direct payment. Anyone may call Family & Children Services’ intake specialist to find a therapist for their needs.

Learn more about Family & Children Services’ Counseling Center.

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Home & Community Mental Health Programs


These programs support youth and families struggling with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and/or substance use. The common goal of these Family & Children Services offerings is to increase individual and family functioning by providing the most appropriate forms of in-home and community-based support to address the specific challenges of each situation.

Learn more about our home and community mental health programs.


Family Preservation & Parenting Support Programs


Whenever possible, Family & Children Services focuses on creating healthy family relationships and giving parents the skills and understanding they need to raise their children in a nurturing environment. When successful, family preservation and reunification are possible.

Learn more about our family preservation and parenting support programs.

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