Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia (JFCS)

2100 Arch St.
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Contact: Phoenix Schneider
Admin:   Phoenix Schneider

About Us:

With a rich tradition spanning 159 years, JFCS offers an array of services to help children, adults, seniors, and families cope with challenges that can arise throughout the life cycle. The agency’s caring and dedicated staff is committed to providing quality services, compassionate support, and solutions that work. Our mission is to strengthen families and individuals across generations and cultures to achieve stability, independence and community. JFCS carries out its mission through preventive services, family-life education programming, counseling, care management, chaplaincy, and immediate emergency assistance both through its own programs and in collaboration with other community agencies. The agency’s six program areas are Adoption, Child Welfare, Adult and Senior Services, Education and Outreach, Jewish Community Services, and the Center for Special Needs.

General Information

Category: Organization : Social Services \ Social Services 
Religion: None
Community: Philadelphia  

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Resources and Additional Information

JFCS launched its new LGBTQ Initiative in December 2013. Over time, it will become a comprehensive program designed to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of Jewish LGBTQ individuals and their families and include: LGBTQ-inclusivity trainings, cultivating a network of community resources, direct behavioral health services for LGBTQ individuals and families, and serving as a central resource in the Philadelphia Jewish community.


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