Orchards Children's Services

Serving 15 Michigan Counties


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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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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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

Over 60 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. 


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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.

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We’re all in this together.

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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Thank You All!

Thank you to our Board Members, Kroger, and the Southfield Police Department, First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham Michigan, Gleaners Foodbank, Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation, and to all who made this the most amazing food drive for our children and families. A special thank you to our...

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