Jewish Family & Career Services is a nonprofit, comprehensive human services organization that provides care, counseling and guidance for people of any age, religion or ethnic origin. JFCS gives people the skills and tools to manage transitions and to meet life’s challenges relating to family, relationships, aging, education, work and financial stability. JFCS strengthens individuals and families through programs for every season of life including counseling, adoption, career services, older adult services and microenterprise development.
The Counseling program at JFCS offers a warm, confidential and supportive environment for clients to confront the difficulties and challenges in their lives. JFCS approaches client wellness in a way that honors the client’s family traditions, culture and spiritual beliefs. Through individual, couple, family and child therapy, individuals and families are provided opportunities to maximize their strengths and learning skills to succeed in school, work and personal relationships.
JFCS Adoption Services helps clients navigate the system with home studies, counseling, education and more. The adoption process can be overwhelming; JFCS provides practical and emotional support to help clients as they expand their families.
Career Services encourages self-reliance, helps individuals attain their maximum potential in career and educational development, and promotes the economic well-being of our community. Clients of all ages receive individualized assessment and expert direction to help make effective career, education and employment decisions.
Klein Older Adult Services helps people who are age 60 and older maintain the highest possible quality of life. When aging brings new challenges and changes, JFCS geriatric specialists work to assure that health, social, personal, transportation, housing and safety needs are met. JFCS works with clients and families to create individualized care plans that maximize independence, safety, and well-being.
Navigate Enterprise Center focuses on helping individuals start microbusinesses and break out of the poverty cycle by saving and accumulating assets. As the microenterprise program at JFCS, Navigate supports low-income entrepreneurs with skills and tools that will lead to financial security. Through micro-lending and partnerships with other lenders, entrepreneurs can access capital that empowers them to achieve their business goals.
JFCS helps to make services available to those who are most in need of them by offering many services on a sliding fee scale. Many programs are available for free or at a reduced cost for certain under-served groups including immigrants, refugees and older adults. For clients needing additional assistance, an on-site food pantry is available for supplemental nutrition.
The agency’s programs work together to provide a holistic solution to meet the needs of each individual client.
For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, JFCS's program expenses were:
Total Program Expenses:
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