The Federation

Throughout its 50-year history, the Michigan Federation for Children and Families evolved and adapted to numerous unique and significant changes affecting the nonprofit sector, in the wake of ever-changing political environments. As the Federation embarks on its next 50 years, new and strategic mission, vision and core values statements will provide the foundation for sustained focus and direction for the organization’s important work.

Mission statement

The mission of the Michigan Federation for Children and Families is to influence public policy and practice in support of the highest quality services to vulnerable children and families.

Vision statement

The Michigan Federation for Children and Families envisions communities where all children, youth, and families thrive. 

Core values

Core values provide focus, drive decisions, and are embraced by all members.

All children deserve excellence in service and our best efforts to ensure they grow up in strong families and supportive communities.

Strategic advocacy is critical to assuring sound public policy and sufficient resources for quality services.

Partnerships and collaboration are essential to providing effective services and achieving successful outcomes.

Equity, diversity and inclusiveness are vital elements in the full continuum of human services.

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