Our Mission

Metropolitan Family Service helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation.

Our Vision

A world where children never go hungry, young people are always educated, families are financially stable, older adults remain connected and all humans are healthy, happy and cared for.

Our Work

Children & Youth

Health & Wellness

Economic Stability

Our Reach

At Home

In School

In the Community

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The Latest

MFS on KOIN Channel 6 / Gresham Outlook for Glenfair Food Pantry Event

The partnership between Oregon Food Bank, Portland Children’s Levy and MFS was highlighted on KOIN Channel 6 and in the Gresham Outlook as making a difference in the community by combating food insecurity. Many thanks to MFS Site Manager Celia Flame (and team) and CEO Judy Strand for participating in / hosting this public relations opportunity highlighting…

Portland Business Journal – Top 50 Metro-Area Nonprofits

Metropolitan Family Service is highlighted in the Portland Business Journal’s 2014 Book of Lists – landing at number 46 of the top 50 local nonprofits. MFS has been highlighted for offering “[a]fter-school and family involvement, parent education, intergenerational tutoring and mentoring, volunteer opportunities, financial and health education.” We extend our deep appreciation to Portland Business Journal for…

The Oregonian – “A Tax Break That Feeds The Hungry”

MFS AmeriCorps member Jeremy Carter was recently featured in the Oregonian for his work with the Conscious Alliance Food Drive and the Oregon Food Bank. David Sarasohn writes: “As this year’s AmeriCorps worker at Lynch Wood Elementary School, working with students and families, he knew about the needs at the high-poverty school, where all the…

NIGHTCAP – The Exclusive CWA After-Party

  . When: Saturday, March 7 – Doors open @9:30 Where: Cooper’s Hall – 404 SE 6th Avenue, Portland Tickets: $150 / VIP $300 (Tickets can be purchased here). . Dance the night away at NIGHTCAP, the first annual and exclusive Classic Wines Auction After-Party. Enjoy hosted beer and wine, drinking snacks, a live DJ,…

Classic Wines Auction – March 7, 2015

This black tie affair is the hottest wine event in town. In fact, it’s evolved into one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the United States. Proceeds from the Classic Wines Auction support MFS and four other charities that help 82,000 kids and families each year. Seats and sponsorships are available now. Reserve yours…