A trusted resource
for Michigan families
Since 1937, Child & Family Services have provided a safety net for the most vulnerable children and families of Northern Michigan though a collection of behavioral health services, parenting resources, foster care and adoption assistance, youth outreach and support, and shelters for runaway, homeless or displaced adolescents.
CFS' Foster Care, Adoption, Licensing, Behavioral Health, Pete's Place, and Respite programs are CARF accredited! This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.
CHILD WELFARE PROGRAMS
Child & Family Services connects foster and
adoptive parents with children who need them.
Emergency, respite, short-term, and long-term
placements are needed and available.
Here for those that need help now.
Third Level Services programs are designed to improve youth development, strengthen family functioning, and reunite families.
How many walks will my dog recieve per day?
During peak season the minimum of walks will be twice per day, however every kennel has am ajoining run, which is accessible for the entirety of the day through a hatch. During the warmer months the hatches are open all day and night, but in the colder months the hatches are closed during the night.
When Can I pick drop off and pick up my dog?
The drop-off/pick-up times are as follows:-
Am I allowed to bring my own dogs bedding and toys?
Yes of course, we believe our kennels should be a home from home for your dogs, so anything to make your dog feel more comfortable is a great idea.
Do your Kennels have CCTV?
Yes, we have recently invested in a brand new CCTV system giving you piece of mind that your beloved dogs are safe and secure.
Am I allowed to view the kennels prior to booking?
Yes, we encourage all new customers to come and visit the kennels prior to booking. This allows to come and look at our amazing facilities and is a good opportunity for you to meet our helpful staff and ask any further questions you may have.
Are the dogs mixed during walking times from other households?
No, we do not mix dogs from other households, as it allows us to give greater personal care and playtime with your dog. This is our favourite time, so we like to enjoy it as much as they do!!!
Do you take all breeds of dogs?
Yes, we do. If your dog is tempermental or is likely to be nervous, then please mention this when booking, as we will have to put your dog into a kennel that will be more suitable for its needs.
Part of the AmeriCorps Program, the YouthWork program is the newest offering from CFS, and provides work-based learning opportunities for youth throughout Michigan. Our youth members learn important job and life skills, complete incredible, visible, and lasting projects in their home communities, and build lifelong relationships with other members and YouthWork staff.
YouthWork has generated a lot of excitement in Northern Michigan, due to the real-life learning experiences and community empowerment centered at the heart of this program.