Who We Are
Enriching our community for more than 60 years.

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.

Where We Came From

Like most nonprofits, we were founded to address a unique need in our community. After the stress and hardships of World War II, many families were struggling to rebuild their lives and had no place to turn. In response, Family Counseling Service opened its doors in 1950.

Today you know us as Metropolitan Family Service (MFS).

Why Our Work Matters

Perhaps you know someone in our community facing cultural and economic inequity. We help thousands of people who struggle because of inadequate education, health issues, social isolation, unemployment, and poverty. These challenges increase vulnerability and compromise well-being. Worst of all, hope fades. For many, life is just plain hard.

To tackle these tough issues, we meet people where they are and listen to what they need. Combining the wisdom and experience of our elders with the energy and potential of our youth, we build community wherever we work. And as champions of innovation, we develop lasting solutions that bridge gaps, create equity and demonstrate respect and value for every person.

The People That Lead

We’re fortunate to attract exceptional leaders to our Board of Directors. When this group comes to the table, they bring experience, commitment and connections.  And they take action, supporting everything from policy development to fundraising.

If our causes spark your interest and match your passion for making our community stronger, we want to talk with you!

Connect with our CEO, Judy Strand, about future board openings.

Meet Our Board  

Our management team sets the course and makes things happen at MFS. They’re top-notch experts who oversee our operations and our programs with professionalism and integrity. And they do it with total commitment to our mission, our sustainability, and our future.  

Meet Our Leadership Team  

Our Commitment

A 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization for more than six decades, we have earned the community’s trust.  We recognize our responsibility to use resources efficiently, maximize every opportunity and deliver on our promises. It’s what you expect and we’re proud to deliver.

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