Accelerating Social, Academic and Health Equity

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) provides vital social, health, and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives, and support people in need.

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Join Our Team of JFS Patient Navigators –Upcoming Trainings 1/27 and 3/9!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Interested in making a difference in the lives of older adults in your community? Become a JFS Patient Navigator! Volunteer in your free time and help frail older adults get the medical care and information they need to maintain their independence and health! Upcoming training dates: 1/27/2020 and 3/9/2020. Click the link to learn more!

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JFS Supports the Needs of Families at Every Stage of Life

Family Assistance Network

Supported by CJP, the JFS Family Assistance Network provides confidential and respectful assistance to individuals and families in Metrowest to help them meet the short-term challenges resulting from urgent financial difficulties. Our goal is to help households remain independent and financially self-sufficient.

Programs Include: Lucy and Joe’s Food Pantry, Holiday Assistance, Information and Referral, Ready for Success Employment Support

Accelerating Academic & Social Equity

Poverty, high family stress, language barriers and overburdened educational systems are some of the obstacles to success faced by many students in our community. To accelerate academic and social equity for those who face these barriers, JFS is working in collaboration with the Framingham School Department, Framingham State University and MassBay Community College to address academic, social and basic needs challenges.

Immigrant & Resettlement Services

Today’s immigrant families face many challenges, and JFS is developing innovative, integrated resources that address the social, emotional and financial needs of new Americans as they adapt to their new surroundings.

Programs Include: Citizenship Assistance, Enhanced Case Management, Resettlement Support, Healthy Harvest, Weekend Nutrition, Children’s Clothing Closet, Information and Referral, Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project

Innovative Community Programs

JFS is a nimble and responsive community-based organization that works to fill gaps in existing services and frequently pilots new and innovative programs to meet unaddressed or emerging community needs.

Programs Include: Kesher, Temple Partnerships, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects, Jewish Education Collaborative, LGBTQ+ Services and Information/Referral

Healthy Aging and Support for Adults aged 60+

JFS is improving safety, social engagement and access to medical care for frail older adults to maximize their health, independence and quality of life as they navigate the challenges that come with aging.

Impactful Volunteer Opportunities

Each year, JFS partners with over 350 volunteers to positively and significantly impact our community. Across 15+ programs, opportunities range from mentoring students to providing support to older adults to assisting in the office. Volunteer with JFS and make a meaningful difference in the lives of people in need.

Comprehensive Adoption Services

JFS Adoption Choices social workers help adoptive parents and birth mothers understand their options and navigate the adoption process.

Specializing in: LGBTQ+ Adoption, Special Needs Adoption and Transracial Adoption