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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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: Interest-Free Loan Program, 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.

Programs Include: JFS/FPS Resource Room, Pathways to College Success, Enhanced Case Management, Information and Referral

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, Children’s Clothing Closet, Information and Referral

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.

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.

Compelling Stories

Ilene Perlman Speaks at Rashi Learning & Leadership Council!

Ilene Perlman was the guest speaker at the Rashi Learning & Leadership Council earlier this month. Ilene is a photographer who travels the world to tell the stories of Jewish community members from all different backgrounds and ethnicities. She travels to places...