South Coast Towing Donates $10,000


Christopher Medeiros, owner of South Coast Towing Inc., New Bedford, recently donated $10,000 to support 3 programs at Child & Family Services, Inc.. “We are honored that Mr. Medeiros chose to support the vital work we do in the community to heal and strengthen the lives of children and families,” stated Susan Remy, Director of […] more »

Polar Plunge 2017

Polar Plunge 2017 Banner

It is time for our 4th Annual Polar Plunge! We are asking folks to join us in taking the plunge or pledge one of the brave true Cape Coddas jumping in February 25th at Craigville Beach. more »

CFS Welcomes Carl Taber as incoming Board President


Child & Family is pleased to welcome Carl Taber as incoming Board President. He is preceded by Anthony Cordeiro, who held the position for 12 years. Carl is no stranger to Child & Family Services as he also held the position as Board President between 1993 and 1995. more »

Holiday Hope Project Thank You

Thanks to the generous people who participated in Holiday Hope, hundreds of children and families have seen their holiday wishes come true. Whether you sponsored an individual or family, donated gift cards, held a toy or coat drive, volunteered to wrap and distribute gifts, the difference YOU made in someone’s life this holiday season will be forever appreciated. more »

National Adoption Day: It’s not about a holiday; it’s about people.

Celebrating National Adoption Month

The Adoption Journeys program would like to remind everyone that National Adoption Month is November and National Adoption Day is celebrated on November 19th, 2016. National Adoption Month is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 101,000 children in U.S foster care who are waiting to join a new family. Currently, […] more »

Because of You


The people who sign up for this work are the smartest, bravest, most creative, compassionate and stalwart professionals any agency can ask for.  They venture into neighborhoods few people would choose to visit – including the people forced to live there.  They enter homes where people struggle with loss, anger, addiction, abuse and mental illness. more »

we are the lucky ones

We are very excited to announce the public release of a remarkable, short documentary film written and produced by seven fathers in our Adoption Journeys community. In collaboration with Press Pass TV, seven committed dads devoted many weekends to share their ideas about fatherhood, and design an important 6- minute message more »

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

A Closer Look at Mental Health Treatment Myth vs. Fact

Did you know that the signs of mental illness can differ depending on the type and severity of the disorder? Some general symptoms can include changes in eating/sleeping habits, mood swings, withdrawal, isolation, excessive worrying, changes in work/academic performance, hyperactivity, suicidal thoughts, self-injurious behaviors, self-medicating, etc. more »

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month


April may be Volunteer Appreciation Month, but we at CFS are thankful each and every day for our volunteers. Did you know, we have a total of 135 volunteers, of whom 89 are mentors (Bigs), working with at-risk children in Greater New Bedford.   more »