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.
JFS of Metrowest’s Healthy Aging Initiative hosts Valentine’s Day Party for residents at Hastings House in Framingham, an afternoon of fun, great food, and music!read more
Collaborative Community Partnerships Bring First Ever Healthy Harvest Distribution to Pelham Apartments
In a new initiative, JFS of Metrowest collaborates with community partners to host the first of many fresh fruit and vegetable distributions at the Pelham Life-Long Learning Center in Framingham!
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
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: 3/9/2020. Click the link to learn more!read more
From the Desk of JFS CEO, Lino Covarrubias — New leadership, new website, and 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
Click to get your copy of the 2019 JFS Report to the Community!read more
JFS of Metrowest to Honor Outstanding Community Leaders At 30th Annual Seize the Dream Gala on May 7, 2020
JFS is pleased to announce that Bob Fields and the team at CommCreative, retiring CEO of JFS, Marc Jacobs and receiving the JFS Max Michelson Humanitarian Award, Barbara and Samantha Shapiro will be honored at the the 30th annual Seize the Dream Gala on Thursday May 7, 2020 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center.read more
JFS Patient Navigator Staff and Volunteers with Susan Lewis Solomont, Cummings Foundation’s pro bono Director of Volunteers, member of the...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
It’s about the children! Creating opportunity in America.