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.
In response to a growing need among families in Framingham for basic essentials like fresh food and personal care items, JFS of Metrowest, in close collaboration with several community partners, held its first distribution of these items at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School on Wednesday!read more
In response to the shortage of protective masks needed for JFS’s ongoing community programs, JFS is relying on friendships in our community to fill the gaps!read more
This event has not been officially cancelled but it is highly likely the traditional gala will be transitioned to a virtual experience. More to come soon. Click to learn how you can celebrate our honorees and support the continued work of JFS – now is when your help is needed the most.read more
JFS staff are now working remotely – read the latest updates from JFS CEO Lino Covarrubias about JFS’ response to the coronavirus.read more
JFS of Metrowest and Daniel’s Table of Framingham show continued commitment to community in time of need.read more
Dear Friends, what a month! I continue on my 100-day listening tour meeting with partners, donors, stakeholders, and supporters. I’m so invigorated by my discussions with people about JFS.read more
Join the over 200 volunteers who help JFS of Metrowest provide vital social, health, and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives, and support people in need. Whether you’re looking to volunteer on a short-term or long-term basis, we have the flexible and meaningful opportunity for you.read more
Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) and Homemakers needed, Framingham/Metrowest area. Weekday hours. Recruitment is ongoing. Click to learn more.read more
Learn about JFS’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency, and find links to the most recent 990s, audited financials statements and more.read more
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.
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.
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
In response to a growing need among families in Framingham for basic essentials like fresh food and personal care items, JFS of Metrowest, in close collaboration with several community partners, held its first distribution of these items at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School on Wednesday!
In response to the shortage of protective masks needed for JFS’s ongoing community programs, JFS is relying on friendships in our community to fill the gaps!