Community & Family Services (CFS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the reduction and ultimate elimination of poverty in Adams, Blackford, Huntington, Jay, Randolph, and Wells counties. Currently, CFS serves more than 6,000 households and 18,000 residents per year, CFS has pursued its mission since its incorporation in 1965 and strives to provide critical services to meet the changing needs of our communities.
We are proud to be among more than 1,000 Community Action Agencies (CAA) in the country striving to achieve such outcomes for our neighbors. CAA's are private nonprofit or public organizations that were created by the federal government in 1964 to combat poverty in geographically designated areas.
As a CAA, Community & Family Services changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
We envision our communities full of opportunities and resources for empowering community members to build a brighter future for themselves and generations to come.
We strive to assist individuals, families, and our communities reduce or remove the causes and conditions of poverty.