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

Celebrate Hanukkah with a Charitable Gift to JFS!

Ronna and Scott Cohen, with JFS staff Diana O’Brien and Lino Covarrubias It is with abundant gratitude that JFS thanks Ronna and Scott Cohen for their generous gift of food cards to the Lucy and Joe’s Food Pantry which provides emergency assistance to people in...

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JFS Hosts 7th Children’s Clothing Closet Pop-Up Shop!

Earlier this week, we held our seventh pop-up clothing distribution at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Framingham!  The JFS Children’s Clothing Closet hosts these pop-up events to provide a store-like shopping experience at a variety of locations across...

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