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Supporting northern Michigan’s children and families since 1937

Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan serves more than 20 counties, with offices in Harbor Springs, Gaylord and Traverse City, by providing support services and educational programs to promote the well-being of children, adolescents, adults, and families in times of crisis, challenge, and life transition.

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Everyday, thousands of Michigan’s children and families are left alone and vulnerable due to challenges beyond their control. These families experience trauma from physical and verbal abuse, neglect, poverty, substance abuse and more.

Since 1937, Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan has provided support services, such as child welfare programs, counseling and trauma assessments, runaway and homeless youth assistance, and on-going training opportunities that create safer and healthier communities throughout the region.

Our 501(c)(3) organization uses a trauma-focused lens to help children, adolescents, adults, and families thrive by providing tools and resources to undo the damage from society’s toughest situations. We offer a variety of programs, such as Third Level Services, YouthWork, Safe Haven, and Wraparound to help children and families heal, grow, and realize their true potential, regardless of the setback.


CFS offers foster care, adoption, behavioral health, foster home licensing, and crisis respite programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), assuring our stakeholders of our commitment to excellence in our clinical and administrative practices.


Traverse City Office

3785 Veterans Dr.

Traverse City, MI 49684


Programs Offered:

  • Child Welfare (foster care & adoption)

  • Third Level Youth Services

  • YouthWork

  • Behavioral Health Services

Harbor Springs Office

3434 M-119, Suite F

Harbor Springs, MI 49740


Programs Offered:

  • Foster Care

  • Adoption

  • Counseling

Gaylord office

(Located at Old Town Psychological Services)

128 N. Court Ave.

Gaylord, MI 49735


Programs Offered:

  • Counseling

  • Fit 45

2943 N. Keystone Rd.

Traverse City, MI 49686


Northern Michigan’s only runaway and homeless youth shelter
(ages 12-17).

Located at Goodwill Inn.


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