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The Village Family Service Center

About The Village Family Service Center

The mission of The Village Family Service Center is to enhance the lives of those we serve. We do this while modeling four core values: integrity, excellence, service, and communication.

Since 1891, The Village Family Service Center has helped area children and families improve their lives. The Village was founded as the North Dakota Children's Home Society, a home for orphaned children, and for decades provided a sanctuary for those who often had no other place to go. But times have changed, and we discovered it wasn't just kids who needed our help.

Today, The Village reaches out to more than 80,000 people every year, and we are constantly adapting our services to meet the needs of modern life. From individual and family counseling to mentoring and adoption to financial counseling and workplace issues, The Village is a place for all individuals and families regardless of their size, color or creed. Gifts from generous donors ensure our services are accessible to those in need. (Learn how you can make a gift.)

As the definition of family evolves, so do we. And no matter how you define family, at The Village, you will never go it alone

Village locations map; The Village has multiple locations in North Dakota and MinnesotaThe Village is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Children and Families (COA), is licensed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services, is a Charities Review Council Meets Standards® organization, and is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Inc., the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Inc., Alliance for Children and Families, and Big Brothers Big Sisters America

The Village has offices throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, and serves people nationwide through The Village Business Institute. Thanks to United Way and donor support, The Village services are available at a reduced fee for eligible participants.  

The following Village locations are approved sites through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC): Alexandria, Moorhead, and St. Cloud, MN. In these office locations, no one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. There are discounts available based on family size and income. Please contact us for more information about our financial assistance program. Read more: Financial Assistance Program Policy | Financial Assistance Program Application

Organizational Information

Annual Reports

Focused on The Future: 2021 Annual Report Accessible. Resilient. Essential. 2020 Annual ReportThe Village On The Move. 2019 Annual Report


Form 990s

Quality Assurance / Clients Rights

Customer Satisfaction and Outcomes

The old North Dakota Children's Home, black and white photo