Children First Center is a non profit agency, offering a full array of comprehensive in-home services to children and their families in the counties of Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley in northeast Indiana. 
Children First has a long and successful history of providing services to children and their families. Those include children who have been abused, parents interested in improving their parenting skills, families with newborns, domestic violence victims and families in crisis.

Participation in all programs is voluntary and most are provided at no cost to families.

Children First is adamant in its belief that every child, regardless of limitations, deserves the opportunity to grow, to learn, and to achieve at the highest potential. 

Our mission continues to be 

“Helping families become all they can possibly be.”


The Classic Rock band Choice has been playing music in Northeast Indiana for over 40 years.The members of the band, all from Auburn Indiana, have been entertaining loyal fans with the same passion for classic rock music as they did when the songs were brand new on the charts in the 1970's and 1980's.  The History of Choice that relates to Children First Center is the Fundraiser "One Last Time for the Kids". A local business man and long-time friend of the band, Mark Morton, brought the group back together after they had stopped playing to play a fundraiser at the Spencerville Community Center.  "Once Last Time for the Kids" and the band brought in over 600 people to the event and they raised the $10,000 that Children First Center needed to apply for a grant for the building it is housed in now!!  Choice is near and dear to Children First!!  This clip from their recent show talks about that adventure and their return to the band that still currently plays.  Thank you to our community, Mark & Choice for our beginnings in Auburn!!

Children First Center services are available to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, national origin, veteran status, age and/or mental or physical disability. Children First Center is nonsectarian and partially funded by the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). Children First Center is an equal-opportunity, affirmative action employer and a 501(c)(3) organization.


“Helping families become all they can possibly be.”