Family and Children Services
JFS is committed to serving the needs of children and families and offers an array of programs and services to help promote and strengthen those in need.
We have programs geared to address a wide range of challenges encountered across the life cycle of families including the Arthur and Betty Roswell Counseling Center, the Family Mentor Program, the Special Needs Program, and the Refugee Assistance Program.
Senior Support Services
JFS has a long history of serving seniors and helping to reduce loneliness, isolation and the stress of aging.
We offer an array of services including Geriatric Assessment, Mental Health Counseling, Case Management, Caregiver Support, and the Holocaust SurvivorAssistance Program to address the needs of older adults.
We offer comprehensive and individualized career services on a sliding scale basis to individuals seeking employment. These services include Career Counseling, our Job Seekers Support Group, and Americorps.
Ohr Tikvah / Jewish Healing Services
Ohr Tikvah (Light of Hope) Jewish Healing Program provides outreach, support and pastoral care to Jewish community members, particularly individuals who are not affiliated with a specific congregation.
The program also provides programs and services for individuals in psychiatric hospitals, correctional facilities, senior residences, and special needs facilities to offer them a connection to the Jewish community.
Ohr Tikvah provides several lists of books and other information sources on aspects of illness, disease, death, coping with death and Jewish healing.
L'Chaim: Nourishing the Mind and Soul of our Elderly is a collaborative volunteer visiting program that matches volunteers with isolated older persons living in the community, in an assisted living or nursing home. The purpose is to provide emotional and spiritual connection to enhance their quality of life. All of the older persons receive a geriatric assessment by a licensed clinical social worker from JFS. Appropriate referrals are made.
This program is available in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties at no charge.
Family Life Education
The agency makes speakers available to the entire community on a variety of mental health related topics. Articles on mental health issues are also often written by our staff and appear in local newspapers.
Information and Referral
Information and referral is offered in response to daily inquires and requests for services in Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties. Individuals contact Jewish Family Service with a problem or need and are referred to the appropriate agency or service provider.
We've received many nice comments from client and participants in our various programs. To read a sampling, please see this page.