Programs & Services
The mission of Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County is to create solutions, promote dignity, and inspire humanity.
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.
We partner with community agencies, hospitals, pharmacies and attorneys to ensure our older adult clients receive just the right services and support to maintain independence and dignity throughout their lives. Learn more about WISE Services.
JFS Community Assistance addressed a wide range of crisis needs in the community—resolving immediate crises, creating stability, addressing underlying causes, and enhancing self-sufficiency. Learn more about Community Assistance.
Employment & Economic Empowerment
JFS offers services to support job seekers in achieving financial independence through job search support, career guidance, financial education, asset building, and small business planning. Learn more about Employment & Economic Empowerment.
Herb Amster Center
Created in honor of Herb Amster. The mission of the Amster Center is to develop revenue-generating businesses to reduce JFS’ dependence on grant and foundation funding. Learn more about the Herb Amster Center.
JFS offers a variety of international services including Employment and Economic Empowerment Services, Citizenship, Education including ESL Classes, Immigration, and Resettlement and Integration Services. Learn more about International Services.
Resettlement & Integration
The Resettlement & Integration Services Program at JFS assists refugees, other immigration statuses, and their families with critical social services to ease their transition into new communities. Learn more Resettlement and Integration.
Skilled and compassionate licensed clinicians offer support, guidance and solutions for a wide range of issues that may cause you imbalance, stress or suffering—all in a personalized style. Learn more about Thrive Counseling.
JFS provides a low-cost transportation option to ensure individuals and families can attend medical appointments, visit grocery stores, pharmacies, work, events and programs. Learn more about Transportation Services.
Nutrition Services includes the Specialty Food Pantry, WISE Meals At Home, Medically Tailored & Specialty Meals, Grab & Go Meals, Congregant Meals/WISE at the J and a soon to come commercial kitchen. Learn more about Nutrition Services.
The Lior Project
The Lior Project’s mission is to increase awareness, dialogue, and support in the Washtenaw County Jewish community about mental health, addiction, and suicide. The Lior Project exists to help reduce associated stigma, promote inclusivity, and enhance community support. Learn more about The Lior Project.
Get in touch.
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
2245 S. State St., Ste 200 | Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 769-0209
Fax: (734) 769-0224
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs: 9am -5pm
Friday: 9am – 3pm