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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

136 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for your service. You took what I thought was a very well written resume and made me look like I walked on water. I had put in for a job at a place where my daughter worked and I felt I had a good shot but heard nothing until JFS got involved, You went to work on my behalf and I got the job even though I felt at 70 I would never find employment again. You made it happen. Thanks again.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was separated from my employment in the fall of 2008. I had not done many interviews or worked on my resume to that point. The counselors at JFS have worked very well with me to sharpen the skills I already had. They also worked on the skills I needed to compete for a job.

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JFS Columbus 06/12/2009

Thank you for taking your time to give feedback. Best of luck in your new position. Jennifer Marshall, Director, Career and Workforce Development

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Client Served

Rating: 5

JFS was there when I needed them the most. I was blindsided with job downsiding and was terrified about the prospects of job hunting especially at my age, 55. My contact and confident and counselor at JFS, Karen Hughes, was wonderful. She gave me guidance, skills, and confidence to forge ahead with my new career direction. I thought I could find a job without anyone's help but "I didn't know what I didn't know" until I experienced the JFS job seminars, work fairs, mock interviewing and networking opportunities. I have recommended JFS's SUCCESS program to many professional colleagues who have experienced the same life crisis as I did. I came out ahead of the game with a wonderful job and a much more confident attitude about getting through life's little setbacks. A bonus was making good friends and learing to give back to others through networking for others.

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JFS Columbus 06/12/2009

Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback. Best of luck in your new position. Jennifer Marshall, Director, Career and Workforce Development

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Client Served

Rating: 5

JFS has been a tremendous help to many people in need as their lives are disrupted and turned upside down by sudden job losses. JFS helps to provide direction and stability at the very time when it is most needed. The weekly meetings give people a chance to share their concerns and thoughts and be given guidance in their search. The care and dedication the staff shows to each client, along with their thoughtful criticisms and loving guidance, are priceless.

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JFS Columbus 06/12/2009

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. You have been a tremendous help as a networking resource to our clients. Please continue to do so. It can make all the difference. Jennifer Marshall, Director, Career and Workforce Development