A Legacy 135 years in the making...

Since our humble beginnings in 1884, we have grown into a statewide nonprofit organization.  We remain steadfast to the values of our founders: helping all children facing adversity reach their full potential.  Today, we are proud to be Children & Families First.

But it is more than a name. It is our promise. A promise to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our communities. A promise to put research into practice using evidence-based programs that prevent, intervene and heal those impacted by abuse, neglect, and family instability. A promise to build thriving communities for us all.