Welcome!

We are The Orchards.

Strengthening the Community through Quality Services to Children and Families… Our thoughtful planning, innovative approaches and committed leadership all speak to an organization that cares.

Foster Care

In order for Orchards to provide a temporary and safe haven for children entering the foster care system, the staff in our Foster Home Licensing and Training/Recruitment departments continue to recruit, train and license new foster parents.

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Family Preservation

Providing Services to High-Risk Families Orchards Family Preservation programs offer services to high-risk families to prevent their children from placement into foster care. We served over 5,000 children last year in ten counties…

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Adoption

Since 1986 when Orchards Children’s Services first entered into the adoptions field, we have completed more than 3,000 adoptions. Although most of the children are adopted by their foster parents or relatives there is no typical adoptive family…

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Education

Orchards’ high school graduates are able to attend four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, or technical and vocational schools to further their education and enter their chosen careers…

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About Orchards

Almost sixty years ago, Orchards Children’s Services was established by the Greater Detroit Section of the National Council of Jewish Women. The founders recognized the need to improve the lives of children. This small, courageous group of women dared to question how things had been done. They believed that practices of the past were insufficient. They dared to challenge the status quo and begin something new. The founders of the Orchards looked back and plotted a course to move forward. It is doubtful that even those remarkable people who had the vision and courage to develop a new course could have foreseen the Orchards Children’s Services of today.

Moving Forward Together

As Henry Ford once said, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Orchards is indeed successful because our team continually moves forward together. Every action taken, every plan developed, is and has been done by members of the Orchards team. 

Events

Please feel free to check out our latest events. Also, check and download any of our annual reports or newsletters

KEEPING MICHIGAN’S AT-RISK YOUTH SAFE DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

As Child Welfare professionals of Michigan, we must come together to support the children and families we serve. We are coming together to share a unified message to alert our state the essential services we provide and the importance it has to the safety and security of children across our state.

Please read and share this message with your personal/professional contacts.
We’re all in this together.

Support a Cause

Your generous gift is much appreciated. One in four of our kids in southeastern Michigan faces family challenges. Children need you. Thank you for your generous support!

Children

Southeastern Michigan

One in four of our kids in southeastern Michigan faces family challenges. Children need you. Thank you for your generous support!

Season of Giving

Winter 2019

Thank you for contributing to the Orchards Season of Giving 2019

Camp Donation

Sumer 2020

Since its inception in 2006, the Orchards Summer Adventures Program has given over 2300 children summer camp and educational opportunities free of charge. These are life-changing experiences they will never forget.

Hero to a Child

One in four of our kids in southeastern Michigan faces family challenges. Children need you. Thank you for your generous support!

News & Articles

2020 Signature Event

2020 Signature Event

Over the past few weeks, COVID-19 has changed the way we live, our work and the way we serve our children and families. Therefore, our annual Gerald L. Levin 'Champions for Children' Signature Event has moved from an in-person event to online. This year, we invite you to “NOT ATTEND” this event...

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Keeping our children warm with Hyundai

Keeping our children warm with Hyundai

Hyundai Motor Company donated 1,000 brand new coats and $2500 to Orchards Children’s Services for our Coats for Kids event! Zafar Brooks and his team from Hyundai’s Fountain Valley California office make their way to Detroit every winter to personally be a part of our Coats for Kids event. A local...

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