Caring for Generations

About JF&CS

The Resources You Need. The Compassion You Deserve.

For more than 150 years, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) has focused on a singular, powerful goal – to improve people’s lives. Guided by Jewish values, JF&CS cares for people at all stages of life who seek support, guidance, and a purposeful, independent life. We focus on serving particularly vulnerable populations including children and adults with disabilities or mental illness, new mothers and their infants, older adults living with chronic conditions, and people experiencing financial crisis, hunger, or domestic abuse.

Over the past decade, JF&CS has tripled in size to meet the growing need for our programs. Our staff of 550 employees and 2,200 active volunteers now serves more than 14,000 people each year throughout eastern and central MA. While continuing to provide personalized, “high-touch” services, JF&CS is increasingly committed to data-driven outcomes assessment to measure program impact and support continuous improvement.


Jewish Family & Children’s Service cares for individuals and families by providing exceptional human service programs, guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community.

Positioning Statement

JF&CS is a leading provider of comprehensive human services, delivering personalized and integrated care that improves people’s lives.

Communities Served

JF&CS is proud to be a caring presence in Greater Boston, on the North Shore, and in Central Massachusetts, helping people of all faiths, races, and ages with the challenges of life.

The JF&CS Family

Our leadership position in human services is due to the generosity and vision of motivated leaders, dedicated and skillful employees, caring donors, and passionate volunteers. As we strive to provide the highest quality of compassionate care, we aim to expand the JF&CS family – both those who are in need and those who can help.

Highlights from our Strategic Plan                                         

JF&CS engaged in an intensive strategic planning process during the spring and summer of 2018, supported by the Monitor Institute by Deloitte. Read the attached PDF to learn about our vision and priorities for 2019 - 2021. 

JF&CS is proudly supported by Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the United Way, the Jewish Federation of Central MA, Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

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781-647-JFCS (5327)
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1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451

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