Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County's Response to COVID-19

Together, we as a community have cared for our vulnerable since JFS was founded 27 years ago, and we thank you for your help, kindness, and trust over all these years.

It is with deepest gratitude that even as our building is closed, we keep

our agency open. Learn more about JFS services during March-August 2020.

We stand ready to serve you and our community.

If you or a loved one need help now, please see the details of our operations below:

Information and Assistance Telephone Line: 734.769.0209 info@jfsannarbor.org

We are answering calls from M-T 9:00am -5:00pm and Fridays, 9:00am-3:00pm. If your call goes to voicemail, it will be returned  as quickly as possible, with a focus on those with highest priority.  

Tele-mental health counseling:   734.436.4249 hello@thrivecounselingA2.com 

Our licensed mental health professionals are using telephonic and video conference  to provide compassionate and culturally sensitive Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling.  Thrive Counseling is accepting new clients and works with almost all insurance and on a sliding scale fee. Click here for more information. 

Specialty Food Pantry:                       

We are serving clients through delivery and contactless curbside pick-up. If you have filled the form out before please call 734.769.0209 (prompt # 6).  Curbside pick-up happens every Thursday from 11am-4pm at 5200 Venture, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

Please fill out the following form to request delivery: CLICK HERE to place a JFS Food Pantry Delivery and Prepared Meal Delivery Request

WISE Aging and Caregiver Support:   

During the COVID 19 crisis, WISE services have been modified to provide the highest level of care with the least amount of physical contact, including institution of our WISE Comfort Line, WISE Meals at Home, 100% Contactless food pantry delivery and more. Click here for more information.


Transportation services will only be provided for critical (non-routine) medical visits and treatments (dialysis, chemotherapy, etc.)

Employment and Economic Empowerment Services:

All services are being sustained remotely. Click here for more information.

Refugee Resettlement and International Services (Including ESL):

All services are being sustained remotely. Click here for more information.


There are many roles for volunteers– some which can be performed entirely remotely from your own home and others which involve some limited outings (with little to no interpersonal interaction). Click here for more information. 

Continuous Monitoring:
This is an  evolving situation. We will continue to closely monitor the progression of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep you informed of any changes to services and programs as necessary. Be well and please feel free to reach out with questions or concerns.

JFS Pandemic Response April 1, 2020

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JFS Pandemic Response March 23, 2020

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JFS Pandemic Response March 15, 2020

Dear Community Members, We are writing to update you about our operations during this unprecedented public health crisis. As a human services agency our community has come to rely on, we are working diligently to redesign our operations and services so we can provide...

JFS Pandemic Response March 12

The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In the context of the spread of COVID-19 and the disruptions to community life, we are writing to provide an update to our JFS community. As of this writing, there are no confirmed...

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