Cambridge Family and Children's Service (CFCS), founded in 1873 as the Avon Home, an orphanage for local children, is one of the oldest human service agencies in Cambridge. CFCS has a historic tradition of serving the most vulnerable children and families in our community.
CFCS’ many specialized programs for children, teens, and struggling families are designed to tackle their most pressing problems. Today, the agency’s adoption, foster care, developmental disabilities services, and transitional housing programs serve over 1600 people in forty cities and towns throughout Greater Boston.
In Cambridge, CFCS operates a volunteer mentor program for elementary school children, pregnant and parenting teens, and recently homeless families. For more information on this program, contact CFCS directly at 617-876-4210.
CFCS services are supported by the Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Retardation, The City of Cambridge, The United Way of Mass Bay, grants from corporations and foundations, and the generosity of individual donors.
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