About CFCS


Our MISSION is to strengthen & support families so that their children can be raised in loving & nurturing homes, within communities that support them.


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!