Mission: Jewish family service and children's center of clifton/passaic, inc. (the organization), a corporation operated not-for-profit, is dedicated to providing counseling, social services and assistance to the clifton/passaic community. The organization's mission is to promote the welfare of jewish families and individuals and assist them in the development of their capacities to live satisfying and useful lives by providing community-based geriatric services, family counseling, crisis intervention, case management, child-centered mental health services, school consultations and domestic violence services. However, as a viable community social service agency, the organization will respond to any individual in need.
Programs: Clinical services: jfs operates a new jersey state licensed outpatient mental health facility in accordance with the nj community mental health services act. Therapists provide mental health counseling in individual, family, marital, group and play therapy modalities. Jfs is dedicated to supporting and strengthening family life in passaic county. Counseling, crisis intervention, referral, advocacy and community education are provided along with workshops and discussion groups on topics of concern to the community. Staff members receive weekly supervision with oversight of agency operations by the advisory board. Counselors receive continuing education training. Counseling is provided to adults and children in need of mental health services. Culturally sensitive services are available to all of those who seek our help without regard to race, religion or background.
projects s. A. R. A. H and pals - domestic violence and sexual abuse services. The program provides education, public awareness, victim identification, treatment of victims and children exposed to domestic violence and sexual abuse.
somaich achim family services is an outpatient mental helath couseling and case management program for high risk families. It provides psychiatric services, group, family and individual counseling for adults and children.
sequoia program provides services for 75 seniors; lectures, classes, exercise, trips and meals are provided at our senior center. Counseling services are also provided to sequoia seniors. Project chizuk provides career and job counseling, resume building and interviewing skills, job search and networking events. The program offers free clothing through "dress for success" and has helped more than 70 community members find employment.
Circumstances beyond my control forced me to confide in my Rabbi for guidance, and tell him of my problems. He recommended I contact JFS for help. On so many levels they outdid themselves, time and time again. I don't know what I would have done, or where I would have gone without their help. Each staff member is amazing and caring, and genuinely extended themselves and their service to me well beyond the call of duty. I am happy to be passed those hard times, but when I think back, I am truly grateful to JFS and hope they will always continue to able to help those who need their many services. Thank you!
JFS has helped us in so many ways. From counseling us on child rearing, and guiding us on family matters, to meeting with us regarding programs to help us get by financially, JFS was always there for support and comfort. We would have been totally lost without the professional and affordable care provided by JFS over the years. It was truly a lifesaver and has had a powerful impact on the lives of our family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
As members of the Passaic-Clifton community, my family has benefitted greatly from the services at JFS. Their kind, sensitive staff has provided hours of guidance and support through various challenges. We are so grateful for their presence in our community.
I went to JFS in Clifton, NJ for guidance and support to leave my abusive husband with my 3 children. I not only received the necessary support and confidence to take this bold step but I received so much more. Everyone at JFS was remarkable. Their love and sensitivity and compassion for me and my family at the most vulnerable time in my life was amazing. In addition to counseling I received temporary housing at a shelter, a financial loan to get a fresh start as well as job training to give me the necessary skills to "make it" on my own. That was 2 years ago. Thank You JFS for all you did for me and for all you do for everyone who steps foot through your doors.
I searched around for a worthy non profit to which I could volunteer my services. I found the JFS of Clifton Passaic. I could not be happier with the warm reception I receive whenever I come to their offices. I am so impressed with the kind and life-saving work they do and the tremendous professional its staff displays to all its clients. If I ever need any of the myriad services this JFS offers, I will literally 'run' to their office