Child & Family Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving 20+ counties of

northern Michigan. 

Using a trauma-focused lens,  Child & Family Services’ programs  help children, youth, adults, and families heal and grow.  

We serve our community through offices in Traverse City, Harbor Springs, and Gaylord,

and serve children, adults, and families across northwestern Michigan. 

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.

"The staff members are enthusiastic about providing quality care that truly makes a difference in the lives of the children and families served. They are highly dedicated and serve with commitment, respect, compassion, and dignity across programs."

-CARF Survey Summary, 2017


Assisting our clients with creating positive emotional, mental, and physical health.

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An AmeriCorps Program

CFS’ YouthWork program is based on FDR’s New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps and provides work-based learning opportunities, primarily outdoors, for youth throughout Michigan.

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.