COBYS Family Services is continuing to serve each child, adult and family as best we can during this challenging time while we take precautions to limit the potential spread of Coronavirus in our communities. Please be advised that calls to our office will be answered as soon as possible. If you are a current counseling client or participating in any of our Family Life Education classes, you should have been contacted directly with instructions on service modifications and postponement of classes. All resource families and foster children served by COBYS should be in direct contact with their caseworker and continuing to receive services.
Motivated by Christian faith, COBYS Family Services provides foster care, adoption, counseling, family life education and permanency services for children and families at risk in Lancaster County and the surrounding area.
COBYS facilitates programs and services through The Lancaster County Children and Youth Social Service Agency and the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). Additional services to support those in the foster care and adoption system and those in need of counseling are provided.
Founded in 1979, COBYS is affiliated with the Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren. Since 1989 COBYS has been headquartered in the historic Oregon Mill, north of Lancaster (near Oregon Dairy and Reflections Restaurant). COBYS Family Services continues to represent and provide Christlike concern and care for children and families in need.
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LIFE IS SACRED – Believing that all people are created in the image of God, we recognize the inherent worth of each client by exhibiting empathy, compassion, and respect.
INTEGRITY – We strive to be honest, authentic, and trustworthy in saying what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words, and taking responsibility for our actions.
FAITH – Jesus is Lord of our organization. We trust him to provide for our ministry’s needs and to empower transformation in our own lives and in the lives of those we serve.
TEAMWORK – Respecting our unique contributions, we value and care for each other, both personally and professionally, and enjoy working and growing together.
SERVANTHOOD – Servant leadership is reflected perfectly in the life and person of Jesus Christ. We seek to integrate the highest standards of professionalism with Christ’s example of joyful service.
Posted on May 06, 2021
Fostering Hope: Families Wanted – An Awareness Event for Foster Care and Adoption During National Foster Care Month, COBYS Family Services (COBYS) invites the public to learn about foster care and adoption on May 22, 2021 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Oregon Dairy. Fostering Hope: Families Wanted is a drop-in event designed to […]READ MORE
For us, it has always been about changing lives for eternity, whether through fostering (helping the child(ren) and parents) or through adoption (a more permanent mentorship with the children). The most satisfying part is seeing lives changed for eternity and knowing that we had a part in that. – COBYS Resource Parents Joel and Jaclyn