Welcome to Child and Family Services of Michigan, State Office

Welcome to the State Office

Our mission is working to provide service for a network of member and cooperating agencies that promote the emotional and social well-being of Michigan’s children and families.

For 130 years, Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc., has provided a wide range of programs directed toward strengthening Michigan's children and families. Literally thousands of disadvantaged children have had the opportunity to lead successful lives as a result of services which offered solutions for many social problems that influence lives, both directly and indirectly.

Today, Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc. provides comprehensive social services through nine member agencies across Michigan. Services are offered to children and families needing assistance in several different areas. Individual, family and pregnancy counseling is available; as well as domestic violence, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, foster care, adoption, and elderly assistance programs. In addition to the State Office in Okemos, our member agencies' offices are located in Alpena, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Midland, Benton Harbor, and Marquette.

Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc., State Office is a private, non-profit, statewide, non-sectarian social service organization, formerly the repository for one of the country's largest collection of adoption records. Our agency provided a progressive post-adoption program and continues to provide comprehensive support services to other Michigan non-profit social service agencies, which allows those agencies to allocate more funding to direct care services for children and families.

Our "Operation Good Cheer" was begun in 1971 by individuals who wanted to make a difference in the lives of children who reside in foster care. Recipients include infants, children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities. Over 6,000 children and youth are provided with gifts each year to open on Christmas morning. Thousands of generous volunteers gather annually to participate and, since 1971, more than 87,000 participants have had their Christmas wishes come true as a result of Operation Good Cheer volunteer and donor efforts. Donor groups and individuals purchase and wrap Christmas gifts from a child's "Wish List"; gifts are picked up and transported by volunteer trucking companies to a centrally located airport; and, volunteer pilots and drivers, using their personal aircraft and vehicles, transport gifts to local airports across Michigan. At each arrival airport, agency volunteers gather gifts and deliver them to children and youth in foster care. This impressive display of generosity provides thousands of youth, some of whom would not receive anything otherwise, with gifts and the joy of knowing there are people who care. We are very proud to say that 2020 - 2021 marks the 50th year of this very important and successful program.