JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE INC OF BROWARD COUNTY FLORIDA

Rating: 5 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 100 South Pine Island Road Suite 230 Plantation FL 33324 USA

Mission: JFS is dedicated to empowering individuals, strengthening families and protecting the vulnerable by providing exceptional human services.
Programs: Please visit www.jfsbroward.org for a complete listing of the programs we offer.

2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

JFS HAS HELPED ME TO HEAL & BRIGHTENED MY FUTURE IN SO MANY WAYS. I'VE HAD AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT PAST & THE KINDNESS & EXPERTISE OF EVERYONE INVOLVED AT JFS GIVES ME SUCH HOPE & HAPPINESS. JFS IS AN ORGANIZATION OF ANGELS ON EARTH!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have observed and witnessed the action at JFS from all sides - the clients, the volunteers, the boardmembers, the professional and the lay staff. I can only sum it up in one sentence: You couldn't pay people enough to find this level of care, compassion, commitment and dedication!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I first became familiar with Jesish Family Services (JFS), I thought they only assisted a selct group of our population. After learning more and more about them, I am blown away by how many people they have helped, cutting across all boundaries of color, culture and creed. They are the best kept secret in Broward County. I am hoping that by writing this review, i will encourge more people to support JFS as well as check out the services they offer. My personal passion is Domestic Abuse and JFS supports victims in more ways than most other agencies that do not have this as their primary cause. Please give generoulsy, donate your time and see the lives that you can change.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

JFS provides much needed resources in our community and does it with compassion and dignity. We make a donation every year to this wonderful organization and we encourage others to do the same.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 years ago I was diagnosed witk ALS, a hideous disease that simply has no cure. I had alot to deal with ~ I did my share of crying and then I knew I did not want to, could not want to spend whatever time I had left in darkness. JFS of Broward County, Florida took my hand and led me to the light. I discovered a family of people who cared, truly cared about making my life more livable again. From fear came hope. JFS put me back on my feet in the most personal of needs to larger more pressing problems. When I was filled with doubt...and my resourse's were gone, JFS swept in and brought with it courage, relif, and hope. That feeling if having something to look forward to, finally returned. I was not alone. Shout out to Barbara Bailin Thank You from my heart ~ to your's.... Maureen

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

JFS is an important community resource that provides counseling and social services to those in need. Services are provided in a caring, professional manner. Clients can always expect to be treated with dignity.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

JFS is a wonderful charitable organization that helps the neediest in our community. They do it with great compassion and organization, whether it be meals for the elderly or help paying a bill. They have programs for domestic abuse and for Holocaust Survivors. Their services offer dignity and a lifeline to all people regardless of race religion income or status. I am proud to be a volunteer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

It has been my pleasure to be a part of Jewish Family Services for the past 5 years. This organization is so diverse in what it does that it is remarkable how they do it everyday! The community at large benefits so much from the amazing work that the individuals selflessly do each and every day. The stories are unimaginable to hear, and it does my heart good to know that JFS has changed peoples lives just by being there. The work that the staff and numerous volunteers and donors do has impacted so many people, from the young to the old. Their ability to keep dignity within a person is what Jewish Family Services does so well. Jewish Family Services touches our entire community, they are non denominational, and only want human beings to be human beings and be able to survive the everyday hardships that life sometimes deals us.thank you for all that you do.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

JFS is an organization that I am proud to be affiliated with. I have a huge amount of respect for the professional staff who handle their clients with compassion and respect. While volunteering in so many areas, I have seen the priceless work that is being done to help our seniors, holocaust survivors, and victims of domestic abuse, etc. My involvement, financial and time spent, has definitely enhanced my life by connecting with other volunteers, the professional staff, and the clients of JFS that receive these services. Jewish family service is an agency we can all be proud of!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF BROWARD COUNTY IS AN AGENCY THAT DOESN'T KNOW THE MEANING OF THE WORD "NO". ITS LAYLEADERS ALONG WITH PROFESSIONALS CONTINUE TO SERVE THE NEEDY IN SPITE OF THE REDUCED ALLOCATIONS AND FUNDING. MORE PEOPLE HAVE COME TO DEPEND ON ITS SERVICES FOR FOOD, COUNSELING, AND SHELTER, BECAUSE OF OUR ECONOMY. IN ADDITION, THIS AGENCY HAS BECOME A COALITION FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE THROUGH ITS BRANCH, KOLOT. RECENTLY, OUR 4TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON, ATTENDED BY ALMOST 400, RAISED FUNDS FOR THE MANY PEOPLE WHO FACE DOMESTIC ABUSE. ANOTHER PROGRAM WHICH ALSO FACES REDUCED FUNDING IS GEARED TO THE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS. BESIDES THE GROWING NEEDS OF CARE THEY NOW RECEIVE, JFS SPONSORS AN ANNUAL PROGRAM CALLED CAFE EUROPA WHERE SURVIVORS GATHER, MEET ONE ANOTHER, AND SHARE THEIR STORIES OF TRIUMPH WITH THE DIGNITY THEY RIGHTFULLY DESERVE. I AM PROUD TO BE A VOLUNTEER FOR THIS ORGANIZATION.

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

BEING A DRIVER FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AND HEAR THEIR JOY OF ATTENDING A FUNCTION. I HAVE ALSO HEARD FIRST HAND FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVORS WHO HAVE BEEN HELPED BY JFS.

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

THAT EVERYONE SEEMS TO GAIN FROM BEING A PART OF IT... THE PROFESSIONALS, THE LAY LEADERS, AND THE CLIENTS. ITS A WIN WIN ORGANIZATION.

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

INCREDIBLE. THEY GIVE MORE THAN 100%

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

REACH OUT TO MORE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS, PROVIDE MORE SHELTER FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS WHO NEED A SAFE HAVEN, PROVIDE MORE FOOD PACKAGES ON A MO0RE FREQUENT BASIS TO THOSE WHO NOW NEED EVEN THE BASICS.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for this JFS for more than 6 yrs, both in house helping with administration and outside delivering food to shut-in's. JFS provides a range of social and emergency services to the neediest in the community. There is an genuine atmosphere of respect for both co-workers and clients. And the level of professionalism I witnessed is rare among on-profits.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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