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For 152 years, when our world endured harsh and unforgiving events, Jewish Family and Child Service was there to help. Our job has always been to support the most vulnerable when they are at their most vulnerable.

During the pandemic JF&CS has continued to ensure the safety and well-being of vulnerable people, including those who, for the first time ever, have found themselves in need of our help.  Every day, more and more people are calling. Unfortunately, those who were struggling to care for themselves before the pandemic are struggling even more.  Those who were already lonely, isolated, sad, afraid, hungry, precariously housed or employed, anxious about their future, overwhelmed as caregivers, at-risk of suffering abuse as women or neglect as children, have seen their hardships amplified over the past few months. For others, hardship is a brand new experience, and it is terrifying.


We aren’t shying away from this challenge; we’re meeting it head on!  We are here and continue to provide our clients, old and new, with the care and support they need.

Our world, our country and our community have changed since we originally prepared the launch of our Annual Campaign.  The stories you’re about to read demonstrate the agility of our agency – modifying and reimagining programs to meet new challenges and ensure our services remain seamless for an increasing number of people who rely on them.

Now more than ever, we need your support.  We understand and appreciate that the pandemic has affected everyone. If you have the capacity to give a little more this year, we ask that you to do so.

Reducing social isolation

and loneliness

  • Supporting our Holocaust survivors: “I feel safe now"


  • HELPING adults with mental health issues build connections: Socially isolated, but still together

  • Offering a pathway through grief: “They leave understanding they’re not alone”

  • Finding creative ways to ensure 
    no one goes hungry: the comfort of tradition during Passover 

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