Jewish Family Service (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors and vital communities. JFS impacts thousands of lives throughout Atlantic & Cape May Counties each year.
What's NEW at JFS:
In observance of Thanksgiving, JFS will be closing at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 25 and will remain closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. The agency will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 30.
JFS has confirmed reports that large flocks of blue flamingos will soon be landing on the lawns of unsuspecting area residents. Your yard could be in their flight path! Keep an eye on our social media after Thanksgiving for all the details.
“Stories of police interactions with individuals who have mental illness continue to lead media headlines and this program combines the strengths of both the Atlantic City Police Department and Jewish Family Service to better serve the people of Atlantic City. JFS’ talented and knowledgeable team specialize in de-escalation, mental health treatment and responding in crisis. We are ready to collaborate in this program that will break down barriers and provide real time help to individuals with mental illness during police encounters,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.
JFS is once again proud to host its annual Turkey Drive in order to provide individuals and families in need with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. While the holidays are typically a joyous time, some families may find it difficult to put a meal on the table. Last year, JFS was able to provide more than 500 meals to families in our community and this year, we anticipate to assist over 800 families.
Get your calendar and plan to jot down these ten interactive, entertaining and unique virtual programs and activities offered in November through the JFS Village by the Shore. Plan to participate with friends, family and neighbors while continuing to socialize safely at home.
The COVID-19 virus has created unprecedented and concerning times. As our community deals with this evolving crisis, JFS is committed to providing the critical resources that our neighbors have come to rely on, including access to food, homeless and older adult services, and counseling. We need your support. Please give.