The mission of Jewish Family & Community Services is to strengthen the entire community by providing family and individual
mission of Jewish Family & Community Services is to strengthen the
entire community by providing family and individual social services in the
Jewish tradition of helping people help themselves.
Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) is a
104-year old agency that services the entire community. Our Annual Event serves
as our biggest fundraiser of the year, raising funds to ensure the
services we provide throughout the year can continue – even in a crisis
Some of the services JFCS provides include, but are
not limited to:
*Foster Care: 3,225 children received case management
services to ensure their safety, well-being and safe reunification with their
* Prevention: Through our STEPS, FAST and High Risk
Newborn programs, 2,400 children were provided voluntary in-home parenting,
behavior modification, budgeting and referrals to avoid their children’s entry
into foster care.
*Adoption: 124 children were placed in new forever
families in 2020.
*Therapy: 1,800 children, teens and adults received
individual, family and/or couples outpatient counseling. 65 individuals
received psychiatric evaluations and 300 individuals received medication
* Full Service Schools: 425 children in the local
Arlington Full Service School feeder pattern participated in individual, family
and group therapy to strengthen family functioning. This program exists and
continues because of the mass school shooting that happened at Parkland. It
provides children who are at-risk with counseling services, because every child
should have access to therapy.
*1,360 children who participate in our Achievers for
Life program received family advocacy services to help them successfully
transition into the next grade.
*11,200 individuals were assisted when financial
difficulties arose during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program included access
to our Max Block Food Pantry (7,500 clients) and Fanny Landwirth Clothes Closet
(921 clients), as well as assistance with rent and utilities (2,668 clients).
*2,869 individuals were served through our Jewish
Services program, including 104 1st Generation Holocaust Survivors.
The Passport to Possibilities event paves the way
for JFCS to continue to accomplish our mission to “Help People Help
Themselves”. The dollars we raise through this initiative help fund our
life-changing programs throughout the year.
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm