The Federation

The Michigan Federation for Children and Familie-through its staff and member-works tirelessly on behalf of children and families and the private, nonprofit agencies serving Michigan's most vulnerable citizens. The reasons why are clear in our mission, but the ways we influence funding, programs and operations through action leading to success are diverse and powerful.

Mission statement

The mission of the Michigan Federation for Children and Families is to unite private, nonprofit human service providers, advocates, customers, individuals and funders to... influence public policy in support of children, families and individuals' reaching their full potential; identify, develop and implement efficient and effective services to Michigan's most vulnerable children and families; and support and enhance the ability of Michigan's private, nonprofit agencies to provide human services.

Vision statement

To assure Michigan's most vulnerable children, families and individuals have access to and benefit from quality and cost-effective services supported by public and private dollars.

Core values

Core values provide focus and drive decisions for all Federation involvements. The core values transcend treatment methods and are embraced by all members.

We believe advocacy on behalf of Michigan's most vulnerable children, families and individuals in need is a major responsibility of nonprofit human service professionals and volunteers.

Nonprofit status
We believe private, nonprofit agencies provide a special value and contribution to society through their unique links with communities, local governing bodies, charitable funding and missions to serve those in need.

Quality services
We believe services to children, families and individuals in need should be of the highest quality.

Strong families
We believe the future well-being of our society rests on the strengths of its families and individuals.

Racial diversity
We believe respect, dignity, understanding and opportunity are due all humankind.

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