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.
Results: Last year, JEVS Human Services helped 20,399 overcome quality of life challenges.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,399
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 23-1352118
215-854-1800
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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.

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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2010-1-01

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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

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2009-12-01

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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.

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.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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