Jewish Family Services

Rating: 4.85 stars   129 reviews

Issues: Human Services

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.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 31-4379497
614-231-1890
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Rating: 5 stars  

After serving as a Board Member of several organizations during my career, I have been very impressed with the leadership of JFS as well as the diverse nature of the Board. Their focus on managing resources to deliver on the mission of holistically helping diverse clients has yielded a high return of value to the community relative to the investments made by donors.

Further, members of my family have utilized some of the services offered by JFS. Each experience met and exceeded expectations.

I am proud to be part of this great organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

This organization helps people in the community address psycho social needs ranging from unemployment, holocaust survivors to adult care issues. This organization is available to the community at large but could be viewed as a haven for people who are Jewish. Many years ago, I was a recent Master level graduate and this agency was incredibly helpful to me

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

Seeking help for myself and knowing that many people in the community have received the help they need

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think they are fantastic in every way. They have a very strong and dynamic leader, staff. The chair of the Board is very competent and committed

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

Feeling I could make a difference

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

people who go above and beyond because they are passionate about what they do. This is not a job to them.

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

provide more services and more outreach

Ways to make it better...

Once we reach a strategy, I would like to be more involved with raising money through corporate sponsorships

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

Funding. But I believe we can work it through

One thing I'd also say is that...

they have great strength in the leadership, staff and great clarity of direction. I am proud to say I work with them

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

JFS is a Columbus, Ohio gem. They go the extra mile with each and every individual who walks though their door (or calls on the phone). Their set of services is comprehensive and job seekers not only get the training and placement assistance they most desperately need, they also receive family and individual counseling needed during a time of crisis.

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

are the best in the business!

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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Rating: 5 stars  

19 people found this review helpful

What a gem of an agency in Columbus, Ohio! They help those most in need, people who don't know where to turn when they are in a vulnerable state. Not only that, but the quality of service and personal care is what you would find from private assistance costing THOUSANDS of dollars more. The staff of Jewish Family Services is phenomenal and are expert at assisting those who lost their job, need parenting help, don't know what to do with their elderly parent, are facing domestic violence issues, need help managing their finances, are hungry, or just need someone to help them cope.

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

turning clients who need help into strong, productive members of the community who contribute back in fantastic ways.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

spend as much time as possible sharing their stories to build understanding and awareness.

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

the staff and board members

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

talented experts in their field.

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

focus solely its highest mission objectives (helping those who are facing crisis and are at their most vulnerable)

Ways to make it better...

more donors understood how their donations make a REAL difference to those in need!

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

the increased needs of the community while facing reduced supply of donations and grants.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Please consider donating: http://jfscolumbus.org/campaign.asp

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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