JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES

Rating: 4.88 stars   122 reviews

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Location: 1070 College Ave Columbus OH 43209 USA

Mission: Jewish Family Services helps individuals and families facing lifes challenges.
Results: In FY 2012, 538 people obtained employment, 220 families in crisis are rebuilding their lives and 260 Holocaust Survivors are living in dignity.
Target demographics: anyone who walks through our doors
Direct beneficiaries per year: 546 people obtain employment, 377 older adults maintained their independence and ove 25,000 teen girls, moms, educators and mentors hear healthy relationship and empowering messages.
Geographic areas served: Central Ohio
Programs: Career and Workforce Development Programs to assist entry level through professionals to obtain and retain employment. Counseling, Case Management and Community Support to our local community and focusing on the emerging needs of teens, young professionals, refugees and older adults and their caregivers.
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EIN 31-4379497
614-231-1890
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I met Lynn Aspey, while employed with an outpatient physical/occupational therapy organization. My initial impression of Lynn has maintained to the present - a devoted leader with a dedicated passion for serving the Central Ohio area. I look forward to continued projects with Lynn.

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

continually delivering expectional service that meets the community's needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

While at RedEnvelope, Inc., I was responsible for high volume seasonal recruiting and developing meaningful work relationships with a very diverse workforce. Shortly after my arrival at RedEnvelope, Inc., I had the good fortune of connecting with Lynn Aspey, a true dynamo at JFS. In a series of enlightening meetings, I was very confident that a partnership between our two organizations would be very fruitful in achieving not only my agreesive recruiting goals, but also, JFS could assist in providing cultural awareness and other community outreach services that my employees were in need of. Over the course of two years, Lynn and I were successful at providing over 600 seasonal associates with employment, brideged cultural gaps and even worked on the COTA Mobility Board to bring a much needed bus line to the Rickenbacher area to enable increased job accessibility to potential employees. My association with Lynn has empowered me to recommend Jewish Family Services to my peers. My experience also was such that I can proudly say that throughout my time at RedEnvelope Inc., we were proud donors of JFS. I continue to support the efforts that the organization makes under the guidance of Lynn because I believe in her mentality, connecting the non-profit world with the private sector for the benifit of those she serves.

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I worked hand in hand with Lynn to adminster the programs that were aligned with my organization's needs.

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

The core understanding of my business needs while servicing the client needs of the non-profit. It's a great partnership.

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

I interacted most with Lynn Aspey and also Karen in the professional placement services. Karen is also a great asset to the team!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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6 people found this review helpful

When I was laid off by my employer, I joined the SUCCESS program at JFS to get assistance in finding a new career path. I worked mostly with Mindy Agin, but also some with the other SUCCESS counselors, as they provided me with excellent guidance. Specific things that were extraordinarily helpful to me were (1) coaching on interview skills including performing mock interviews sessions, (2) preparation of a professional and powerful resume, (3) weekly seminars and discussion groups with other SUCCESS participants, and (4) loads of advice on how to pursue employers and jobs of interest. I have recommended many friends and former colleagues to take advantage of their great services. I feel absolutely confident that the fact that I was able to get a new job in a down economy had a lot to do with the help that I got from the JFS team - their advice helped me stand out from the pack and win the job offer!

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

very caring and highly professional!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

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8 people found this review helpful

The JFS-SUCCESS program has many dedicated couselors who provide workshops and individual feedback to enhance confidence that all the best techniques are being utilized to improve the job search process. The weekly "Connecting with Success" meetings provide opportunities to network and find out what is working for others in the job search process. These meetings also bring in experts from the community to help explore different perspectives and approaches to the job search. I found that I was much more confident in my own abilities after attending the workshops and meetings. I found a job after about a month with JFS and feel that much of my success is directly tied to this program!

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

Finding a job.

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

Enjoyed all workshops and came away from each knowing a lot more about successful job searches, interviews, and landing the job.

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

Very professional and devoted to the process of helping clients.

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

Serve a greater amount of individuals to improve their abilities and knowledge of how to become employed.

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... I really can't think of anything to improve. I was heavily participating for about a month then found a job. What could be better?

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Probably the amount of people assigned to each counselor could be stretching their limits. But I really can't say I was not properly supported.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have worked with Lynn Aspey at Jewish Family Services on the Easton Job Fair for the past five years. Lynn is an extremely hard worker – who has an outstanding passion for what she does, a genuine desire to help the central Ohio community and its businesses, and what seems like an unlimited amount of energy! She is a great resource for all things employment and I look forward to working with her each year.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have presented 3 times at JFS to present to their job seekers in their S.U.C.C.E.S.S. program. I am a HR Consultant for small to mid-sized organizations and my discussion was to help job seekers target and understand interviewing with those types of organizations better. JFS was extremely professional in on-boarding me, welcoming and introducing me and allowing time for Q&A's. They are very client-oriented and involve their community to help their clients in every way, shape and form. I love being associated with them. They are an example of how a community organization should work.

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

their desire to help their clients succeed. I also am a career coach and we do not view each other as competition, but an alignment for helping people. We refer each other as appropriate and help pass vital information out to the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

My experience with Jewish Family Services has been excellent. I have used their career placement service for about 4 years. I send them all of my job postings and they provide me candidates that might be a good match. But they don't just send me resumes, they call and ask any questions they might have about my posting. And when they have a candidate for me, the counselor working with that candidate calls me to provide a detailed background and salary range if applicable, so I have a good amount of information on each candidate. Their service is always extremely professional, upbeat, and they really care about helping their candidates find the right job, not just any job. I would highly recommend working with Jewish Family Services to anyone in the HR field!

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

The level of professionalism and their upbeat attitude. They truly care about their work. They are very detail oriented with trying to find their job candidates a job they will be a good match in, somewhere they can be successful and thrive.

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

Very passionate and helpful!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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9 people found this review helpful

My experience with Lynn Aspey and JFS has been tremendous. Lynn's passion to serve those folks who need help shines through. JFS does a wonderful job of promoting and educating professionals who need the services they provide.

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

working with Lynn Aspey

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

Passionate about the work they do.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with JFS for over 5 years now and have been extremely impressed with the programs they have for displaced employees in their career search. The programs are detailed and well thought out, and the instructors are all compassionate and knowledgeable. I recommend candidates to JFS on a regular basis.

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working with their offices and in receiving candidates.

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

Their passion for helping people in their job search.

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

Friendly, helpful, and committed to their mission.

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

Lower unemployment by a couple points in Columbus

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I have donated my time to conduct several seminars for Jewish Family Services over the years ... and it is always a pleasure. JFS takes an active role in trying to teach managers and supervisors how they can build better workplace relationships with their employees and helping businesses succeed. JFS has also strived to assist those people who are looking for work in these tough economic times by provding them with trainnig on how to search for jobs, interview, draft resumes and so on. Jewish Family Services takes an extremely active role in helping the people and the businesses of central Ohio be more successful. JFS is a great asset to our community and I am proud to conduct training sessions for them whenever they want.

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I have seen companies build much more positive environments, which means more productive and healthier organizations, through the efforts of JFS. I have also seen people who were unemployed use JFS' services and find work. VERY rewarding.

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JFS is absolutely genuine in trying to help the community. JFS has a selfless attitude and a constant desire to better and help others, which is a breath of fresh air. Whenever I volunteer to work with JFS I FEEL ENERGIZED! I love it when they call me.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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