The Resources You Need. The Compassion You Deserve.
For more than 150 years, Jewish Family & Children’s
Service has been helping individuals and families build
a strong foundation for resilience and well-being across
the lifespan. Through an integrated portfolio of more than
40 programs reaching communities throughout Eastern
and Central Massachusetts, JF&CS focuses on meeting the
needs of new parents and their children, older adults and
family caregivers, children and adults with disabilities, and
people experiencing poverty, 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 services guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community.
JF&CS fulfills its mission by providing direct services and advancing best
practices that support the resilience and well-being of its target populations: new
parents and their children, older adults and family caregivers, children and adults
with disabilities, and people experiencing poverty, hunger, or domestic abuse.
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.