Many in our community live a paycheck away from crisis and worry about meeting basic needs uncertainty about your future can set in quickly. We can help. If you need help with food, clothing or other basic life challenges, we are just a phone call away. Our professional staff will connect you to services and programs that can improve your situation.
Brighton Food Cupboard
Brighton Food Cupboard is a program of Jewish Family Service of Rochester in partnership with The Brighton Central School District, Foodlink, community volunteers and area organizations. The Brighton Food Cupboard addresses hunger and food insecurity for individuals and families in Brighton and surrounding communities.
Brighton Your Wardrobe
These are challenging times for many who live in or attend school in the Brighton Central School District. If you need clothes for you or your children Brighton Your Wardrobe (BYW) can help. BYW is a partnership of Jewish Family Service (JFS), the Brighton Central School District (BCSD), and community volunteers.
Pencils & Paper Project
Since great need exists in our community, JFS took action and established Pencils & Paper, a free school supply store for teachers in Rochester. Through Pencils & Paper we will enable teachers to put basic learning tools in the hands of kids in need in our community.
Basic Needs Financial Assistance
If you are facing an inability to cover your basic needs, JFS can help. We offer Interest Free Loans, a Summer Internship Program for college students, and a Jewish Children's Home Scholarship Program.
Check out our Careers page to see if we have any available positions you may be eligible to apply for!