About Us

Child & Family Services of Southwestern Michigan, Inc.

Supporting vulnerable people so they thrive in safe and loving homes.

Enriching lives since 1891.

Child & Family Services of Southwestern Michigan, Inc. (CFSSWMI) originated in 1891 as the National Children's Home Society for the District of Michigan "to secure for every child the same love and the same opportunity that we would have our own children receive should they be left orphaned and friendless."  The first child was taken into our care on September 28, 1891, followed by hundreds of orphaned children who we helped by finding them permanent homes.

Since that time, our programs have changed as new community needs were identified and as we grew to become a full-service organization serving children, families and adults. Today we offer services through five comprehensive programs that serve the people living in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties.  Learn more specific details about CFSSWMI by selecting the "Our Programs" option.





CFSSWMI is Accredited by the Council on Accreditation and is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with the IRS Code section 170.