JF&CS provides services and support for people with special needs and their families, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, autism, and other disabilities.
Services include information and referral, care coordination and coaching, mental health counseling, day and employment services, supported housing, social and recreational groups, and Jewish programming.
Helps individuals live with related or non-related families by offering financial assistance and support services.
Serving individuals with autism throughout their lifespan.
Children with Special Needs and their Families
Through recreation programs for the child with special needs, family workshops, and community activities, we support quality of life and help families prepare for the future of their loved one with disabilities.
Partnering with individuals with autism spectrum disorder or mental illness to identify and pursue goals that will lead to a more meaningful and purposeful life.
CHAI Works, Meaningful Days, and Pathways to Employment offer employment, volunteer, and enrichment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.
Helping families promote the lifelong well-being of people with disabilities by providing guidance, assistance, and planning to support a family's needs as they change over time.
Mental Health Services
Counseling for individuals, couples, and families.
A range of group and individualized supported housing options for adults with disabilities who want to live, work, and socialize in the community as independently as possible.
Programs for adults with mental illness and developmental disabilities that provide a connection to Jewish life and learning.
Ways to set aside funds for a person with disabilities while preserving his or her eligibility for essential government benefits.
Plan for your loved one's future
Unlocking the Doors to Community Living [PDF] »
Assess the accessibility of your synagogue
Synagogue Inclusion Toolkit [PDF] »
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451