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THANK YOU for considering a gift to the work of Child & Family Services/Third Level

Child & Family Services/Third Level is known for its excellence in providing a range of services that directly impact northern Michigan communities.

Since 1937, we have found homes for children in foster care and have created thousands of forever families through adoption. Our 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention services literally save lives. Our comprehensive programs help children, adults, and families heal from the trauma they have experienced, and our longstanding partnerships ensure people get all the support they need. The good work we do would not continue without your support.

People choose to give to Child & Family Services for many reasons:  to show appreciation for help received as a child, to honor or memorialize a loved one, to mark a special occasion, or simply to help local children, teens, adults, and families during times of crisis.


“Philanthropy should help in the now and in the future.
Our children are our future, and there is a cost to
if we don’t do something now.”
–  Alan Newton, Monthly Donor and Regular Volunteer

Your Gift at Work


$1,750 provides 2 full days (48 hours) of 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention services.

$1,000 provides 15 counseling sessions for a child or family.

$750 provides a week’s stay at Pete’s Place Youth Shelter, plus counseling, basic needs items, and supportive services for a homeless teen.

$500 supports a year’s worth of recreational therapy activities for a teenager.

$250 provides 4 hours of supervised visitation for a family experiencing domestic violence or high conflict.

$100 helps maintain and equip our family visitation and therapy rooms.


“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
– Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

How to Give

Child & Family Services gratefully accepts cash, check, money order, or credit card gifts. All donations are deductible to the extent allowable by federal/state tax law. Please check with your financial advisor. 

If you would like to learn more about opportunities to support CFS, including event sponsorships, please contact Linda Sommerville, Development Director, at (231) 946-8975 ext. 1025 or at 

Nonprofit EIN: 38-2534222

Check, Cash, or Money Order:
Child & Family Services
3785 Veterans Drive
Traverse City MI  49684
Child & Family Services
3434 M-119
Harbor Springs MI  49740

Credit Card Donations:

Credit card donations may be made via PayPal by clicking the button below, or by phone at (231) 946-8975.

Additional Giving Opportunities:

We are also grateful for gifts of stock, planned gifts, monthly or pledged gifts, corporate matching gifts, memorial/honorary gifts, and more. We encourage you to ask if your company or organization has a matching donation program. By taking advantage of such a program, you might easily double your gift.

You may also choose to give to our Endowment Funds at the Charlevoix County Community Foundation (, the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation (, or the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation (

Special Events:

CFS has several fundraising and special events throughout the year that help raise money and support for our programs. Click here for a list of CFS Events.

Give a Gift through Hometown Giving:

Hometown GivingHometown Giving is an online community that is changing the way people support local businesses, charities, and non-profits – all while staying in touch with family, friends, and their hometowns. Learn more.


KidCents from the Rite Aid Foundation:

KidsCents_logoWith KidCents, any purchase you make at RiteAid is rounded to the nearest dollar (for example: if your total purchase is $12.75, you will be charged $13.00 and the extra $.25 gets donated to CFS). Learn more.


Amazon Smiles:

If you shop on, they will donate 0.5% of each purchase back to CFS at no additional cost to you! Shop now.

Here’s how it works: (1) Visit (2) Sign in with your normal Amazon account. (3) Under “Pick your own charitable organization”, search for “Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan” (4) Click “select” next to our name.

Now, when you want to shop on Amazon, just start your search at and find the same products at the same prices but, now, your purchases will support our awesome work!

GoodShop (GoodSearch):

Support CFS and save! GoodShop (formerly GoodSearch) provides a database of digital coupons from more than 32,000 merchants including Amazon, Target, Staples, Best Buy, etc. The company has partnered with 113,000 nonprofits and schools and shares commissions earned from purchases at participating stores with the shopper’s chosen cause. As of September 2015 more than $11 million has been donated. Visit to learn more.