Family Assistance Network

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 though a comprehensive array of coordinated services. Cash assistance will be available on an income eligibility basis. Services provided include:

Case Management

  • Intake and assessment of assistance needs
  • Service plan development and follow-up
  • Individual, family and elder care services
  • Connecting families to service networks
  • Financial literacy education and guidance

Financial Assistance

Cash assistance paid directly to vendors for:

  • Fuel and heating assistance
  • Utilities/household items
  • Medical needs/health care/prescriptions
  • Food/nutritional supplements
  • Transportation

Other Services

  • Legal Assistance referrals through Metrowest Legal Aide
  • Emergency food assistance/utilization of the Lucy and Joe Press Food Pantry
  • Employment re-entry and enhancement through the Ready for Success program, in partnership with Jewish Vocational Service
  • Information & Referral

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