Our MISSION is to provide high quality support and advocacy for children, adults, and families to develop and nurture safe, permanent relationships and maximize individual growth.


Cambridge Family and Children’s Service (CFCS) is one of the oldest human services agencies in Greater Boston. Founded in 1873 as the Avon Home, an orphanage for local children, CFCS has a long and distinguished history of serving children, youth, and families in the Cambridge area and the Greater Boston area. 

Today CFCS programs include foster and group care, adoption, developmental disabilities, and family support, serving more than 1,500 individuals annually in over 100 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts.

Click HERE to see a historical video about CFCS and how we got our start!