Since 1919 Child and Family Services of the Upper Peninsula has been providing high quality social programs throughout the Upper Peninsula. Child and Family Services of the Upper Peninsula provides services that preserve the dignity and enhance the well being of both individuals and their families. These programs are provided in a caring, compassionate and professional manner designed to nurture and empower children, families, and their communities leading all who are involved towards a brighter future.
In the 1970s Child and Family Services began operations in Houghton, Baraga, and Keweenaw counties. Since 2000 the agency has focused on aiding the homeless and potentially homeless of the area. Using care and discretion Child and Family Services has helped many families and individuals find suitable housing or remain in their current housing. Some of the programs Child and Family Services utilize are:
The Housing Resource Center-The Housing Resource Center is available, on a walk-in basis, to any individual (regardless of age) who is experiencing a housing-related crisis. Trained staff are on-site to provide crisis intervention and program screening as well as to offer assistance with completing various applications for housing, employment, and/or benefits
Project Hope- is a comprehensive runaway and homeless youth program offered to residents of Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties. Project: HOPE provides a wide-range of services to youth under the age of 18 who have run away, are thinking about running away, are homeless or are about to become homeless.
Supportive Housing for Youth Program- An 18-month supportive housing program that assists homeless youth in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties by offering them emotional and financial assistance with a focus on helping them to become independent.
Homeless Assistance Recovery Program:- A federally funded permanent supportive housing program that provides rental assistance, case management, and supportive services to homeless individuals and families who meet the poverty guidelines and reside in Baraga, Houghton, or Keweenaw Counties
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program- A new initiative available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The program provides temporary financial assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services to individuals and families who are homeless or would be homeless if not for this assistance.