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Jewish Family Services Of Delaware Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Family Counseling, Family Services, Human Services, Immigration, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: Founded in 1899 as the hebrew aid society, today our agency is known as jewish family services of delaware (jfs). Jfs' mission is to strengthen indviduals, families and the community by providing counseling and support services, based on jewish values. Jfs provides services without regard to religion, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or special need.

Programs: Jfs provides outpatient behavioral health services using strength based approaches and evidence based therapeutic interventions for individuals, couples, families, and support groups. Jfs' clinical staff is trained and experienced in treating children, youth and adults coping with mental health issues, substance abuse issues, co-occurring disorders, and a plethora of other symptoms such as anger management, trauma, grief, adhd, eating disorders, gender issues, borderline personality disorder, self-injury, depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disorder. *psychiatric evaluation and medication management services are available at all jfs facilities. In 2017 outpatient behavioral health services reached 2200 individuals.

jfs provides care management services to vulnerable populations such as older adults, at risk youth, refugees, emigres, and single parent households. Jfs identifies their complex needs, including access to resources to ensure continued independent living in a safe environment. Jfs' care management services offer navigation of systems such as entitlement programs, health insurance and health care, and other support services. Clients receive counseling, needs assessments, independent living plans, wellness monitoring, and extensive case management. In 2017 care management services reached 440 individuals.

jfs provides youth and family support services that include lifeskills and workforce development programs. Programs include media matters, a video education/production program; futurenet and futurelink, a workforce development and placement program; prevention education and youth advocacy by utilizing a strength-based curriculum and positive perspective clients increase their self-confidence, positive behaviors, and life-long skills. In 2017, 835 individuals were served both on-site at jfs facilities and throughout the state in schools and community settings.

crisis assistance: jewish family services giving programs to help clients of jfs surpass their immediate crisis through our promoting safe and stable families program and food pantry. Older adult services: helps adults age 50 and above live independent, healthy, and active lifestyles.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My father is infamous for imparting words of knowledge for self-improvement. It is customary for him to make comments such as “first impressions are everything” to further his attempt to remind me that I must always put my best foot forward in every situation in order to assist others. JFS is no different! I came to this agency as a student intern in the counseling department and like many such as myself who deeply believe in the values of this agency and learned of the many ways in which to serve, I made the decision to take on additional roles to be of assistance to mankind. Simply put, JFS continues to “put their best foot forward” assisting people of various creeds and backgrounds.

I am particularly impressed with the many services rendered in attempts to “wrap around” their clients and their families identified within the community. Being that the hands of time are quickly moving in the direction of multimedia, JFS continues to follow the trends by making their presence known through media vehicles such as Facebook, engaging young adults in programs such as Future Net and Media Matters. Therefore, I am strongly convinced that this agency will continue to grow and serve the community making first impressions while placing their best foot forward.

Providenza L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Professional care coordination and care management, compassionate staff, you can really tell the staff loves what they do. JFS is a one-stop shop!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

JFS provides invaluable service to families in the community. I know of one client, and older gentleman who was having trouble making ends meet. After several dead-end phonecalls with other organizations, he connected with a Care Manager at JFS. The CM connected him with resources that same day - sending him home from the office with a bag full of food from the JFS food closet, helping him sign up for Meals on Wheels, and assisting him in applying for entitlements. This is just one of the many lives that JFS has changed.



Rating: 4

This organization has a marvelous,caring and open-minded staff. When there is a need in the community,and it is brought to their attention, someone is there to step up to help. I picked up donated books at the home of the donor, and it resulted in her need s being brought to JFS staff's attention. There was contact made to help her.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

amazing caring and devoted staff. easily accesible and they serve a wide and diverse area. it is wonderful to have JFS in our community.