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

Program News

With Abundant Gratitude, We Wish Long Time Staff a Fond Farewell

It is with sincere and heartfelt appreciation for their hard work and dedication that we say goodbye to Marc Jacobs, Diana O’Brien, Raquel Woodard, Risa Lifshatz, Myrna Winter, Stephanie Rohr, Danny Woodward, Maggie Kenney, and Anniey Michelson as they leave JFS and move on to new adventures – best of luck to all!

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