Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston works today with the same values we've had since our inception over 150 years ago: helping those who are less fortunate and supporting people when they need assistance through a legacy of caring.

JF&CS is on the frontline of helping children and families who need assistance every day.

We empower parents to develop healthy, responsive relationships with their young children, promote independence for people with disabilities, create paths to economic stability, help older adults age with dignity, and support mental health and emotional wellbeing during life’s challenges.

Very few of life’s challenges exist in a vacuum. JF&CS considers the immediate need and the root cause of that need, along with the full range of related challenges—connected to economic security, parenting, housing, children’s schooling, mental health, community connections, aging, and more.

Through this integrated approach, we provide support to 14,000 people every year.

While the values driving the work haven’t changed, we take pride in our ability to nimbly adapt the ways in which we serve our communities as their needs change. We believe that our organization is large enough to make a significant difference, and yet still small enough to innovate.

Each dollar invested at JF&CS is multiplied for much greater effect. Our integrated services maximize impact for people who face complex human challenges across many of our services. Our work as a trusted partner and resource to other community organizations scales our impact broadly. And our solid financial standing, careful management, and low overhead rate means that dollars go further.

Our work is far from done. When you support our work by making a gift today and/or by including JF&CS in your estate plan, you're investing in the health and wellbeing of our entire community. You're ensuring that the essential services we provide will be there for all who need them, now and for years to come.

Your donation can directly impact the lives of people in our community.

$50 – Provides winter clothing for a homeless child

$100 – Gives one frail and homebound senior in need home-delivered monthly groceries

$250 – Supplies four families with groceries for one month

$500 – Prevents electricity shut off for a family struggling with a financial crisis

$1,000 – Supports 50 visits to new moms and their babies to ensure the best possible start

$2,500 – Pays for a month of Shabbat dinners for 100 people with disabilities

$5,000 – Transports Holocaust survivors from our entire service area to monthly social gatherings for one year.


To learn more about how you can have an immediate impact on our work, contact
Jill Snider


To learn more about making a planned gift and leaving a lasting legacy, contact
Jill Snider