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 promise of equity
UNICEF works to give a fair chance in life to every child, everywhere, especially the most disadvantaged.


The Latest


Family Resources During Coronavirus Quarantine

Some helpful resources for this difficult time. The first two were compiled by Marilyn Arellano, MFS Family Engagement Associate at Salish Ponds Elementary. Other Resource Lists Family Resources – English Recursos Para Familias – Español NAYA Community Resources List Rose Quarter Resource Center Oregon.gov Unemployment Questions Resources for Undocumented Communities (National) Need food? You might qualify…

TriMet’s Reduced Fare Program

TriMet​ has made ways to ride for as much as 72% off the price of Adult fare — income, age, disability and more. It’s likely you or somebody you know qualifies.

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Bag it Forward!

Helping the environment and local community is in the bag for 2020!

MFS is thrilled to announce that New Seasons Market staff have selected MFS to be a part of their Bag It Forward Program at both their Hawthorne and Concordia stores!

Most Admired Companies

MFS: Top 25 Most Admired Nonprofit!

Metropolitan Family Service is featured as one of Portland Business Journal’s top 25 most admired nonprofits of 2019! To generate the rankings for Oregon’s Most Admired Nonprofits, the Portland Business Journal sent surveys to 6,000 CEOs in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We asked them to select three companies (and nonprofits) they most admire in eight…