Welcome to Family and Children’s Services Niagara. Proud to be a part of the Niagara community since 1898, Family and Children’s Services is among Niagara’s largest child and family serving organizations. As a multi-service organization, we offer a wide range of programs that protect children, strengthen families and help youth and adults to be the best they can be.
Our Mission… to protect, support and strengthen the lives of children, youth, adults and families.
Our Vision… a community where children, youth, adults and families achieve their full potential in a safe environment.
Performance Indicator Results for FACS Niagara
Family and Children’s Services Niagara is committed to the care and safety of Niagara’s children, youth and families; and to continuous quality improvement. Safety. Well Being. Permanence.
How can we help you?
Seeking counselling services or parent resources? Please visit our Family Counselling Centre, Ontario Early Years programs or child care centres to find out what resources are available to you and your children. Many of our services are free of charge or based on income.
Concerned about a child or family in your community? Please call us if you feel that a child may be at risk for abuse or neglect. You can call FACS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your call can be anonymous and you need only to share your concerns. 96% of the children we serve remain safely in the care of their parents. Our rate of admission to foster care is less than 4%.
Want to get involved? FACS Niagara welcomes the participation of the community in our mission. Be a foster parent. Adopt. Volunteer. Serve on our Board of Directors with FACS or our charitable Foundation. Make a donation, participate in an event or fundraise on our behalf.
Safe Kids. Strong Families. Youth and Adults at their Best.
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The growing list of programs offered by Family and Children’s Services Niagara seems to be making a difference in the communities. But running those programs has also stretched the agency’s resources. “...staffing shortages" [...]
Your call could be the most important in a child’s life. This video explains why.
A mother involved with Children’s Aid speaks about her experience.
A screener from Children’s Aid talks about her role in working with the public.
On May 15th, 2017, Family and Children’s Services Niagara will be switching to CPIN (the Child Protection Information Network). CPIN will bring all children’s aid societies in the province onto one, common computer system improving our ability to better serve children and families in Ontario. We thank you for your support during this time of transition. As always, we remain committed to child safety, family support and excellent service to our Niagara community. Please contact the agency if you have questions or concerns. Learn more about CPIN here.