Child & Family Services of Southwestern Michigan, Inc.

2450 M-139, Benton Harbor, 49022 (directions)


Providing bridges to safe and loving homes 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.

CFSSWMI programs and its primary client population include:

•                Harbor House (Benton Harbor) and Autumn House (Paw Paw) Adult Day Services- Adults who need safe supervised daytime care and their caregivers

•                Helping Hands Adult Homecare Services - Adults who need assistance with daily living tasks, such as personal care, cooking, cleaning and various chores.

•                Safe Shelter for Domestic Violence (Safe Shelter) - Survivors of intimate partner domestic violence or sexual assault and their dependent children

•                West Michigan Guardianship - Adults who are unable to manage certain or all aspects of their lives, including their assets and property

CFSSWMI is a non-profit organization accredited by the Council on Accreditation and has 125 years of experience in assisting underserved and vulnerable populations, including Veterans.     


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