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Programs & Services

There's not a person alive who doesn't need help at one point or another. No matter what your age, no matter what your circumstances, Jewish Family Service is here for you. People all along the social spectrum will find something of value at Jewish Family Service - whether it's support during a crisis, a chance to connect, compassionate guidance for an ongoing problem, or the chance to help another human being.

Serving people of all religions, races and ethnicities since 1993, Jewish Family Services is founded on the Jewish principles of caring for and "giving back" to our diverse community. JFS is dedicated to strengthening family life, fostering individual self-sufficiency and promoting improved social and economic conditions.

Our employees are well-trained professionals dedicated to excellence. Our staff, board and volunteers reach out to families, youth, older adults, disabled individuals, and refugees to offer the latest and most innovative strategies. The JFS environment reflects a deeply held belief that the dignity and needs of each individual are the primary motivation for all we do.

Programs and Services offered by JFS

Refugee Re-certification

The Refugee Re-certification Program assists clients in Macomb and Oakland Counties who have a particular skill, degree, or professional experience that lends itself to professional development and career advancement. Our Services: Career advice...
Counseling (Therapy)

Counseling (Therapy)

Our skilled and compassionate professionals provide confidential counseling services in a safe and supportive environment.
International Services

International Services

JFS offers a variety of international services including citizenship classes, ESL classes, and resettlement services.
Citizenship Classes

Citizenship Classes

JFS offers naturalization application and citizenship education services to eligible legal permanent residents. Jewish Family Services is a sub-grantee of a two-year Citizenship and Integration National Capacity Building Grant awarded by the Office...
Education (ESL)

Education (ESL)

Since its inception in 1997, the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at JFS has served over 1,000 students from more than 40 countries . We offer classes for international adults who want to improve their English language skills. The program offers...
Resettlement

Resettlement

The Resettlement Program at Jewish Family Services assists refugees and their families with critical social services needed to ease their transition into a new way of living. With our help, individuals become self-sufficient and are able to create...
Partners in Care Concierge

Partners in Care Concierge

Partners in Care Concierge (PiCC) is an innovative program that provides volunteer support before and during medical appointments for older adults and their family members.
Employment

Employment

JFS provides individualized services and expert guidance to all job seekers in Washtenaw County, working with them to alleviate barriers to long-term, sustainable employment.
For Employers

For Employers

JFS believes the best businesses hire and support a diverse workforce.  If you're an employer looking for reliable employees, we’re here to help. JFS provides assistance to employers in search of motivated and experienced employees , and provides o...
For Job Seekers

For Job Seekers

At JFS, we provide individualized services and guidance to all job seekers, including refugees and immigrants who would otherwise face barriers to long-term, sustainable employment. As a time-tested partner to local businesses, we also bolster the greater...
Clinical & Community Services

Clinical & Community Services

JFS Clinical & Community Services (CCS) social work staff and MSW student interns address a wide range of crisis needs in the community.
Food Pantry

Food Pantry

Access to sufficient and nutritious food is a human right.  JFS believes we should do our part to protect this right and that all people should be able to to feed themselves in dignity, access sufficient food that it adequately meets the individual's...

Social Services

Comprehensive case management offering assessment, referrals and on-going service support is a fundamental service needed by clients finding themselves in critical situations. Case management through one point of entry provides and enhances clients'...
Older Adult Services

Older Adult Services

We have skilled, sensitive social workers to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of older adults.
New American Community Club (NACC)

New American Community Club (NACC)

The New American Community Club (NACC) for Older Adults is a centralized geriatric psychosocial support program for foreign born seniors. Funded by the Area Agency on Aging, this program was developed by Jewish Family Services in order to assist foreign-born...

ElderLink

JFS values and promotes cultural sensitivity.      Because of this value, JFS offers cultural training, education and programming for organizations that serve Jewish older adults. JFS provides staff training for care facilities...
Transportation Services

Transportation Services

CareVans provide older adults and disabled clients with a low-cost transportation option to ensure they can attend medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies, work, and events.
The Herb Amster Center

The Herb Amster Center

The mission of the Amster Center is to develop revenue-generating businesses to reduce JFS’ dependence on grant and foundation funding.
Jewish Family Life Education

Jewish Family Life Education

JFS offers a variety of culturally sensitive educational programs and events to strengthen individuals, families and the community