Portland, October 1st, 2015. Metropolitan Family Service helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation. That mission drew 300 guests to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Metropolitan Family Service, (MFS)at the 7th annual A Gathering of Good benefit. The event at The Portland Hilton focused on creating lasting change in our community.
MFS Board Development Chair Don Riggs was event chairman. MFS Board President Steven Wilker highlighted theMFS initiative on building youth success. A Gathering of Good raised just over $300,000 to help more than 30,000 children, families, and older adults in the greater Portland and SW Washington area.
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