81 years of

service to our community

your gift changes lives
WE are here because of YOU

Over 2,500 individuals, businesses, & organizations gave more than 3,000 gifts to our work last year.

Learn more about the ways you can donate:

Your gift at work. 
  • $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 teenager.

  • $500 supports a year’s worth of recreational therapy activities for a traumatized child or teen.

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

  • $100 helps stock and maintain our family visitation and therapy rooms with toys, games, and therapy items.


Your gift is in good hands. 

Child & Family Services has achieved a Gold Star rating in Guidestar, showing our commitment to transparency and accountability.


Alan Newton
Monthly Donor &
Regular Volunteer

“Philanthropy should help in the now and in the future. Our children are our future, and there is a cost to society if we don’t do something now.”

client testimonials
your gift makes a difference!


Behavioral Health Services 

At-Risk Teen,

Pete's Place Resident

So much of what has helped is the encouragement from the staff, who have supported me. They gained my trust because I know that they work from the heart. Due to this my children feel a sense of security with me that I couldn't provide before.

Thank you for taking me in when I needed it. It let me take a break from my broken home. I had so many memories created in only 13 days of staying there. 

Teen Girl,

foster care youth text message to her caseworker

You helped me sort out the problems in my mind and I don't know that I'd be ok if you ever gave up on me. You made me believe in myself and believe it or not, you saved me in a lot of ways. I'm excited for my new life to start. Thank you for everything.

School Age Youth, Wraparound Program

You don't have to come here anymore, I am doing better! 

Give today!

Child & Family Services gratefully accepts cash, check, money order, or credit card gifts.

We accept donations at any of our office locations. 

All donations are deductible to the extent allowable by federal/state tax law. 

Please discuss 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 lsommerville@cfs3L.org.  

Easy monthly giving options are available through online donations.

Looking for easy ways to give?

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


Visit www.smile.amazon.com.  


Sign in with your normal Amazon account. Under “Pick your own charitable organization,” search for “Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan.”

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

You can also download a free Chrome extension called Smilematic that will automatically direct you to smile.amazon.com when you shop. 

With 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.


Support CFS and save!


GoodShop (formerly GoodSearch) provides a database of digital coupons from more than 32,000 merchants including Amazon

TargetStaplesBest 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 www.goodsearch.com/give to learn more.

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CFS has created a new foundation for giving. If you are interested in providing a lasting gift, please call us today or fill out the provided contact form on this page. 

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