JEVS Human Services

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Education, Health, Religion

Location: 1845 Walnut St 7th Floor Philadelphia PA 19103 USA

Mission: Founded in 1941 to help displaced refugees attain self-sufficiency, JEVS Human Services today provides vocational, educational, and rehabilitation services to diverse Philadelphia-area populations, enabling people to productively participate in society.  JEVS Human Services is a leader in innovative research and training projects, including: skills assessment, customized-training, and job-placement programs provided through Orleans Technical Institute; career-related services: vocational and educational counseling, testing, job placement, and outplacement; rehabilitation services: day/residential services, evaluation and job-training programs for persons with emotional, intellectual, and physical disabilities; research and development providing assessment and guidance regarding vocational potential; substance abuse treatment; and home care for the physically disabled and elderly.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

These people really cared and stayed with the problem until they got my family help. They found a quality person who came into my aunt's home every day to help her with activities of daily living. That freed up my cousin to be able to keep her job. Otherwise she would have had to quit to care for her mother.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

When the first caregiver ran into a personality clash with my aunt, JEVS worked with us to find someone who met our family's needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Currently being a Board Member on JEVS the past 3 years I have never seen a non-profit run so efficiently and effectively. The executive staff is very professional and our board meetings are very thorough. The operation is run in a very conservative manner but achieveing so much and really looks to "Make Hope Happen". The reason why I enjoy and believe in this organization is that they help and train people so that they can learn to take care of themselves. They teach people to be independent and by doing so help their communities. The staff members and volunteers are very dedicated. I am proud to be part of this organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Understanding the goals of this organization at Board Meetings. The community events and the JEVS Strictly Business Luncheon that have benefited from JEVS support. It is a wonderful event that shows how JEVS makes a difference.

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Nothing negative to report.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Family members have had excellent experiences with several JEVS' programs, including career strategies, in-home care takers, and summer jobs. Because of this, I was extremely happy when a board member invited me to join the board. The more I have learned about the quality and breadth of the organization, the more impressed I am about its compassion, professionalism, and business acumen, all rolled into a single organization! JEVS truly lives up to the goal of its tagline: "Making hope happen."

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Visiting homes for the mentally challenged, who feel cared-for and safe. Visiting job training for those who then forge ahead in new careers like carpentry or court reporting. Visiting day programs for the mentally challenged who now have fulfilling lives

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

JEVS is a business, expanding services where there is opportunity to do so; providing services in an extremely professional manner. It also is an extraordinary nonprofit, constantly fulfilling its mission of providing excellent care to all clients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Uniformly professional in their attitude and competence, in addition to much compassion.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been invovled with JEVS as a Board Memeber and officer for over 40 years. I began as a practicum student, working at the Work Adjustment Center where in addition to learning the evaluation process, observing the then workshop program, I saw at once the determination and flexibility of the agency to meet the changing needs of the commyunity. Even in lean and uncertain times, the morale among staff and board remained high, and committment to the mission, - making hope happen - unchanging. As funding streams dried up, the agency has been able tio adapt and maintain its energ.y JEVS growth is attributable to the high caliber of staff and board that has continued since the agency began. This is an agency less concerned with prestige and social status than with helping those in need acquire dignity and productivity. It has been recognized deservedly for ethical and quality standrds it adheres to.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the results of servivces offered and its success in maintaining services even in austere times.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The sense that it is meeting the needs of a wide range of clients, including those most neglected by our society.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

benefit more the welfare community; set up new programs needed by the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

JEVS Human Services is the gold standard for human services organizations. Its tagline, "making hope happen," clearly describes the benefits clients receive. The amazing staff at JEVS is the complement to the top-tier services provided to those in need. Particularly today, when people are out of work, when government funding is shrinking, JEVS steps up and gives people the support they need for the independence they desire.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Its activism in supporting those who are in need

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have been on the Board of Trustees for several years. My reason for accepting this role was that i had seen so many wonderful things our various agencies have done with so many people within the community at large, without regard for race, creed or any other identifying factor. My first personal awareness came while visiting one of our group homes and I witnessed the care our clients were receiving. I felt that if I, or a family member were to need similiar assistance, this would be what i could only hope for. The clients were honored and respected as people by all the staff and one could see thaey were comfortable in their home. second, i have witnessed the work done at OTI with our students and the sccesses they've made for themseves after their training. They are now better able to provide for themselves and have the dignity one deserves. I could go on about the success I've seen in the community, yet I want to also mention how great the administrative team is to work with. I just always feel that they look at their work as a vocation, not just a job, the exude compassion for their clients and for the community as a whole. I am truly proud to be associated with JEVS.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching the staff model the behaviors that any and everyone could follow in this, and other , fields. ( I like me better when i am with them.)

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very tuned in to the needs of their clients and the community in general, and totally willing to create a better environment

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

JEVS Human Services is a remarkable organization. The breadth of services it provides to its clients is simply staggering. Over the past 7 years I have been involved with JEVS, I have witnessed this organization providing a wide array of services to clients in need. JEVS gave those clients "hope". Whether it was a mother struggling to get off of the welfare rolls and back into the workforce, a laid off worker seeking job training and new skills, elderly and disabled individuals receiving care in the home, an addict receiving treatment or a severely handicapped individual living in a loving group home environment with a caring staff, JEVS was there. Serving over 20,000 clients a year, JEVS' ability to provide outstanding services on all levels is second to none. During this difficult economic time when non-profits are struggling, JEVS has continued to thrive and provide essential servies to the most needy in the community. JEVS management is a group of incredibly talent professionals that has guided the organization magnificently. Their outstanding foresight and planning allows JEVS to continue providing essential services, to grow the number of clients served and meet its mission. The staff of nearly 1,000 employees, most of which are long-term employees, are the backbone of the organization. Their dedication to the organization and the clients they serve is what helps make JEVS great.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing the incredible, inspiring stories of JEVS clients who, with the assistance of JEVS and its staff, have risen above exteme adversity (including disabilities) to become active members of the workforce. It is truly inspiring!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Taking visits to the job placement centers and hearing from Supports for Independence clients has shown me the true value of JEVS and how it impacts people's lives so personally.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the impact the services of JEVS can have on individuals lives every day.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extrmemely committed to the organization and the clients they serve.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

"Making Hope Happen" are words to live by if you are associated with JEVS. From stories of lost jobs,hardship, immigration, mental challenges, drug association, JEVS helps those who strive to turn their lives around and surrounds them with the most professional staff and team one could imagine. An atmosphere of warmth, dedication and honor exists no matter what facility or program. While maintaining its stability and business acumen, JEVS manages to keep a home-like atmosphere that is readily apparent. It was voted #10 of the top 50 Best large places to work in Pennsylvania - there's a reason for that.

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Recommendations to friends and acquaintences for services in career growth.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

JEVS is one of the few organizations where each employee truly believes in the mission. This organization changes lives on a daily basis. The emphasis for the board, the staff is based on a philosophy that there are no throw aways, that every person has value, every person has something to give, that self esteem is the first step toward self reliance. The management team that runs the organization on a daily basis is best described as "professional do-gooders". It's truly a priveledge to be take part in an organizaton like JEVS.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The face of the graduates. For many if not of the individuals who graduate from our tech school, this is the probably the first school they ever completed. The excitement of their families and their own excitement is incredible.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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