Spaulding for Children

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Melissa Jenovai, President/CEO
Cheryl Lisa Gist, Executive Assistant
Primary Contact Name
Cheryl Gist
Main Address

16250 Northland Drive
Suite 120
Southfield, MI 48075
United States

United States

What We Do

Founded in 1968, Spaulding for Children is a private non-profit child welfare agency which stands as a national leader in developing and providing resources, services and training for foster and adoptive families and for those who serve and support them. Spaulding began with the belief that every child is adoptable and that families are essential to the healthy development of children. Today, we build stronger families to build stronger communities. Spaulding for Children finds permanent homes for children who are in the public child welfare system and supports families in maintaining their children safely in their homes. Spaulding provides research-based training and education for those interested in becoming adoptive and foster parents, in addition to partnership projects funded through the United States DHHS/Children’s Bureau. Spaulding develops and provides research-based training curricula that the states, tribes and territories uses to prepare and equip foster and adoptive parents.

In partnership with diverse communities, Spaulding for Children’s mission is to develop and integrate 
revolutionary and innovative programs that provide families the support needed to 
enhance the care of children and youth with the pursuit of permanency.
Interesting Info
  • In 2023, Spaulding for Children served 210 families in crisis.
  • 89% of every dollar donated to Spaulding goes towards our mission.
  • Committed to families & children over 56 yrs., a national leader in developing/providing resources/training for foster & adoptive families.
Geographic Location

Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County

Volunteer Opportunities

Sponsors & Silent Auction Donations Needed
Repeats daily for 122 times

Spaulding for Children's Parent Engagement Group (PEG) Meeting
Repeats every 3 months on the 10th, 6pm - 8pm until Tuesday, September 10th, 2024
Duration of 2 hours

Trunk or Treat
Duration of 2 hours


Spaulding Scramble
Duration of 6 hours 30 minutes
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