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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Health, Health Support, Judaism, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Religion, Vocational & Technical Schools

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

Programs: Residential - see description on schedule oresidential: jevs human services provides high quality, person-centered community-based residential and day program options for individuals with developmental disabilities and chronic mental illness with the goals of enhancing the independence and promoting dignity. Our offerings provide supports customized to the needs of the individual. Residential options are an alternative to more costly and more restrictive institutional settings and allow individuals to live as independently as possible and toparticipate fully in the life of their communities. Residential options include community living arrangements (2 to 3 person homes), in-home supports, and supported independent living. Life sharing, a service similar to foster care but designed to be permanent, provides a unique opportunity for individuals and families to share their homes and everyday lives with a person in need. Our day programs provide enriching, community-integrated social and recreational activities. These programs serve approximately 260 individuals last year.

employment and counseling services - see description on schedule oemployment and counseling services:services include employment counseling, english language training, assessment, job placement, and case management services for the unemployed and underemployed. The individuals we serve are seeking services at pivotal points in their lives include out-of-school youth, refugees, individuals transitioning from welfare-to-work, former offenders, seniors, and others who are economically disadvantaged, including those adversely impacted by the downturn in the economy. For many served by these programs, these activities are the first step to self-sufficiency. These programs serve approximately 8,300 individuals annually.

education and training programs - see description on schedule oeducation and training programs: these programs offer career skills training, career exploration and college preparation and access. Skills training is offered in a variety of high-demand industries to individuals who are economically disadvantaged, unemployed, and underemployed or have a variety of other barriers to occupational success. Participants in these programs include individuals transitioning from welfare-to-work, inmates, and out-of-school youth. Career exploration, college preparation and access services are offered to economically and otherwise disadvantaged in-school youth. For individuals served by these programs, these opportunities are often the first step towards a career or success in post-secondary education. These programs serve approximately 5,400 individuals each year.

drug and alcohol rehabilitation offers solutions to adults seeking treatment for opiate addiction, including group, individual and family therapy in an outpatient methadone maintenance program setting. Patients also receive physical, medication evaluation, and psychiatric evaluations and hiv counseling, testing and education. These programs serve approximately 772 individuals each year. Work and recovery programs offer vocationally-oriented services to individuals with emotional and developmental disabilities. Recovery programs utilize psychiatric evidence-based practices to equip individuals to better manage their illness or disability while working toward their personal and vocational goals. Work services include vocational evaluation, job exploration, job finding assistance, and job retention services. These programs serve 407 individuals each year.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

A fantastic organization at all levels, from the staff to the volunteers and board of directors. JEVS is a creative, cutting-edge organization dedicated to "making hope happen" throughout the community. The organization strives to first evaluate the many challenges and needs faced by our society(such as job skills training, independence for the aged, and many other other social service matters) and then designs and implements creative programatic solutions.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

One of the best run, most organized organizations I have ever seen. This is a group who not only makes a difference to the lives of the people who it provides vocational training to but carries on the relationships with future employers and former students for a very long time. Additionally, they run small group homes for various disabilities, which provide a quality of life for the residents so far above any state run facility. Overall, after 5 years on the board I have yet to see anything at all which deserves a critical comment. As positive as this review sounds, believe me, it is toned down considerably.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a caring and well-organized and managed organization that combines the best of the business world with the best of the social services world.