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Programs

Friendly Connections

The Friendly Connections program is designed to provide isolated individuals (seniors and those with intellectual/developmental disabilities) in the Rochester area with a volunteer for 10-15 minute “check ins.”

Accessibility and Inclusion

Jewish Family Services (JFS) Special Needs Navigation Program provides information, referrals, resources, programming and and coordination for people with disabilities. JFS partners with local synagogues and Jewish communal agencies to promote inclusion and address the needs of Jewish people with disabilities and their families.

Literacy Program

If you have an hour a week to spare and know how to read… you can be a literacy volunteer! A small investment of your time brings the greatest of rewards. Sign up today!

Nurture Program

The Nurture Program brings the community together by matching volunteers with parents during the first year of their baby’s life, whether it’s the first baby or a new baby in the household.

Baby Safe Sleep

Baby Safe Sleep Coalition (BSSC), a program of Jewish Family Services (JFS), is a community wide education program committed to eliminating preventable infant fatalities caused by unsafe sleep practices in Monroe County.

Groups and Educational Offerings

Thanks to a generous grant from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, we offer therapy/support groups and educational offerings (webinars and workshops) that support the mental health and wellness of community members.

JFS Connects

JFS Connects joins seniors with new friends in our community and beyond via a Virtual Senior Center. Each day is different, interesting, and stimulating while never leaving your home. 

Friendly Connections

Could you or someone you know benefit from a friendly call? As we navigate this unprecedented time, Jewish Family Services would like to offer the gift of connection to those in our community who may be especially challenged by the diminished contact while home-bound.

NORC

Jewish Family Services (JFS) NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) program is an innovative model for aging in place in your own apartment. NORCs offer seniors an affordable housing option with on-site social services provided by a JFS community social worker.

Care Management and Consultation

JFS care managers are gerontology experts, committed to providing excellent service delivery and care coordination that maintains the dignity and achieves the goals of older adults served. Care managers offer thoughtful advice and compassionate support to help older adults maintain or improve their quality of life.

School Counselor

The Jewish Family Services (JFS) School Counselor provides services to meet the social, emotional, developmental, and mental health needs of children and youth at Jewish day schools, religious schools, and child care centers.

Sara Line

The Sara Line is a confidential hotline intended for members of the Jewish community who have experienced some form of domestic abuse including emotional, physical, financial, sexual, or verbal attacks.