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 Achieves 100% PERFECT SCORE on Charity Navigator – Know Your Donations are Making a Big Impact in the Community

Savvy donors support JFS of Metrowest because they know their donations are in good hands. JFS’ sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a multi-year 4-star rating from Charity Navigator (with a perfect score of 100%! so you can have confidence that your donation will drive change and make a difference. This Giving Tuesday please make a donation to ensure JFS has the resources it needs to answer the call when our neighbors come to us for help.

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Thinking about Our Native American Brothers and Sisters – A Message from CEO Lino Covarrubias

While Thanksgiving for many American’s is a joyous time of reflection and gratitude, it is often a painful time for our Native American brothers and sisters as they remember the violent history of genocide and forced removal from this territory that their ancestors endured. As you gather for your holiday celebrations, we hope you will make time to discuss the Thanksgiving story in all its aspects. We have much to be thankful for being Americans and we have much work to continue do in order to form a more perfect Union. Wishing you a meaningful Thanksgiving!

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A Thanksgiving Message – Help Us Help Our Neighbors in Need

As we at JFS prepare to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones, we are reminded that not everyone has a warm home in which to celebrate or the resources to enjoy a feast of abundance. Over the last year, JFS provided critical assistance to over 7,500 individuals, to continue to provide these services, we need your help. Please click and read a Thanksgiving message and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of those who need help the most.

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JFSMW Job Opening: Senior Level Social Worker / Case Manager

Job Opening: Social Worker / Case Manager (Senior Level, Framingham, MA) – JFS seeks a senior level social worker / case manager to help advance JFS’ commitment to accelerate social, health and academic equity for low income, often disenfranchised populations. Full time position with benefits. Click to learn how to apply.

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Job Opening: Marketing Communications Specialist

JFS seeks a detail-oriented, experienced Marketing Communications professional to work with the development team and program staff to share the good works of the agency through both internal and external channels, grow the agency’s online following, and increase/strengthen brand identity and awareness in the community.

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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.

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.