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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth, Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Youth Development

Mission: To heal and strengthen the lives of children and families.

Target demographics: child & families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 18,000 people

Geographic areas served: 11 sites throughout Massachusetts

Programs: Mental health - this division is a licensed mental health clinic that provides mental health assessment and therapy for individuals, families, couples, and groups. These services include psychiatric evaluations, acute psychiatric crisis and psychopharmacology.

community support - this division reaches into the community to serve children and families in need of support and assistance. The types of services include support and role models for children, support and advocacy for young parents, pregnancy prevention counseling, case management services to families, sexual abuse counseling, and parenting counseling.

adoption services - this division provides older children and special needs adoptions to families primarily in massachusetts. The older children division provides services for children who have been in the custody of the department of children and families. The special needs division provides services to assess the children's needs and identifies the type of family best suited to meet them. The adoption program also includes a post-adoption services program known as adoption journeys. Adoption journeys' services include parent and youth support groups, home-based counseling, parent and young adult liaisons, adoption-competency training, and respite care.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Toby S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of serving as a board member of Child & Family Services and have gotten to know the great work the agency does in Southeastern Massachusetts by not only observing it first hand, but also through a family member who benefited from their programs. Great Organization, and Great People!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having served on the Board for more than 23 years, I can personally attest to the excellent continuum of care provided by CFS and the exemplary staff that provides those services. The greater New Bedford area and beyond are blessed to have such an excellent agency providing a vast array of essential services to the community at large. The staff at CFS is amazingly dedicated and committed to the services they provide and to the children and families for whom they provide care and counseling. The CFS staff, lead by its very professional and capable management team, provide reliable, highly effective services to thousands of people each and every day.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The ICC and therapists that I have worked with were exceptional! I received the support and guidance I needed, when I needed it. I highly recommend child and family services to families that are struggling to find their way.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was adopted from Child & Family Services when I was three months old. About ten years ago I was a proud member of the Friends of Child & Family Board and I worked with the agency on rebranding their 365 Days of Hope Gala and Holiday Hope Project. The identity my company created has not only helped to build brand recognition for these events, it has saved the agency staff time and money in developing new materials each year. Having worked in nonprofit in Boston for years, I can say, with confidence, that the staff is comprised of some of the hardest working, most caring, dedicated people I have ever known, most especially Susan Remy and Liz Fidalgo. I am deeply grateful for this organization, and even though I no longer live in the state, my husband and I continue to support this vital cause.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the past 4 years I have been a volunteer for Child and Family Services, in Hyannis, Massachusetts. I have had the pleasure of working with the administrative staff, the office staff, and many of the clinicians.
What I find most amazing about this fine, professional group, is how they work so cohesively for the benefit of their clients. No one is ever too busy to stop and help answer a ringing telephone, comfort a client in distress, or engage playfully with a child who wants to show off a new skill or toy.
Hours start early and end late, and I have often heard of staff coming in over the weekend.
Professional, devoted, and caring are only a few of the accolades that describe Child and Family Services of Cape Cod.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud of all the people at Child & Family Services for the help and great work they do to support the families of Massachusetts!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely love everything that Child & Family Services stands for in our community. I have been volunteering for many years and also served as a Board Member. Not only do they provide a variety of services in our area but the employees exude a passion that cannot be replaced. Every event that I have participated in has always been surrounded with gratitude and appreciation.
In a world where we have increased substance abuse and mental health issues, this organization is needed more and more every day.
It is truly an honor to associate with so many wonderful people and help give back. I am proud to call many my friends!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Child & Family Services has been
servicing the community since 1843. We
are a comprehensive agency offering a
wide range of counseling and community
support services. These include specialty
clinics, individual, group and family
therapy, psychological testing, psychiatric
consultation, adoption services and
community youth support.
Child & Family Services’ commitment is
to serve the community with the highest
respect and professionalism.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Child and Family Services is an agency that was established in 1843. This is their 170th anniversary. They have had and continue to have a deep commitment to services to families and children. They provide a full range of Child Welfare Services and Mental Health Services through broad areas of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They are deeply committed to their clients and the consistently provide quality services that are indeed life changing. The agency has comprehensive adoption services for older children and they provide post legal adoptions services throughout the Commonwealth. My family is comprised of two children who are adopted that are now adults. I have a first had experience with adoption (not through Child and Family) and therefore can appreciate the agency's commitment to this service. The agency's Mental Health Services are comprehensive and run the gamut from Emergency Services to. children's services and adult services. I have also had family members benefit from this service. The agency has a commitment to their staff and they support them so that the staff can in turn support the clients that they serve. An excellent agency.