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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

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Jewish Family Services has been a wonderful community resource for us. We are able to post jobs with JFS, and in return receive resumes of qualified individuals, which has resulted in new hires for The CareWorks Family of Companies. In addition, JFS has hosted job fairs that are of great value to employers looking to hire quailty individuals. I love JFS and the work they do. Our community is a much better place because of the work they do in helping Ohioans get back into the workforce.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I refer many people to Jewish Family Services throughout the year for job placement, interviewing, and resume building assistance. They have a rigorous program that I think leads the pack in preparing people for employment opportunities. They have a friendly, professional staff of people who care deeply about those they serve. I think this organization is quite deserving of a Job Training and Placement award for their dedication and success in preparing people in their community for employment.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5



Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It is a pleasure to work with JFS in Columbus, OH. They are recognized in the community as creators and organizers. They create avenues for their clients to explore for a variety of professional opportunities. They organize the community to support, attend and sponsor career fairs. I view JFS as a great networking resucre. They know everyone. Many professinoals in Columbus, OH couldn't have found their employment opportunity without the support, direction, contacts and drive of the team at JFS. They do it all; Resume preparation, interview training, suggest new skills to acquire, where to search for jobsedentials under my belt. JFS is made up of a highly professional staff who offer an affordable program for those who may have been downsized for a variety of reasons and just need a second chance. They provide hope for those who a push to believe in themselves again. I encourage everyone to support JFS.