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Anishnaabek Community and Family Services provide human services or social services for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. ACFS manages 30 grant contracts, with funding from the Sault Tribe, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, USDA and state of Michigan. The contracts are related to one another and are combined to provide the most efficient services within three primary components—Child Placement, Advocacy Resources and Direct Assistance. Each component has its own mission:

Direct Services: To provide direct assistance to tribal members experiencing financial and other difficulties.

Child Placement: To improve the outcomes of safety, permanency and well being in each program area of the Child Placement component, to include Adult Protective Services.

Advocacy Resource Center: To provide comprehensive, culturally honoring, and trauma-informed responses to those impacted by the abuse of power and control.

Are you interested in becoming a foster parent?
Anishnaabek Community and Family Services is in need of tribal foster homes. Make the difference in the life of a child, consider being a foster parent. Contact ACFS at 906‑632‑5250 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Contact Information

Sault Ste. Marie Main Office

2218 Shunk Road
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783



Sault Ste. Marie
3601 Mackinaw Trail
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: 906‑635‑6076 or toll free 888‑448‑8732

Advocacy Resource Center
2769 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: 906‑632‑1808 or toll free 800‑726‑0093

Melissa VanLuven
Child Placement Program Manager
2218 Shunk Road
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: 906‑632‑5250 or toll free 800‑726‑0093

60 Kincheloe
Kincheloe, MI 49788
Phone: 906‑495‑1232

St. Ignace
1140 N State Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: 906‑643‑8689

5698 W Highway US-2
Manistique, MI 49854
Phone: 906‑341‑6993 or toll free 800‑347‑7137

622 W Superior Street
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: 906‑387‑3906 or toll free 800‑236‑4705

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