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Empowering Communities Through Place-Based Care

Across the nation, place-based interventions have gained traction as a promising approach to human services. Research indicates that such initiatives not only improve access to support and resources but also foster social cohesion, reduce disparities, and enhance overall community well-being.

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Family Counseling

The Counseling Center at JFS offers family counseling services to provide support and guidance to families facing various challenges. Our experienced therapists work with families to improve communication, build stronger relationships, and navigate difficult situations together.

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Child & Adolescent Counseling

The Counseling Center at JFS Rochester offers child and adolescent counseling services using evidence-based models like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address a range of mental health concerns in young people. Our experienced therapists provide a safe and supportive environment for children and adolescents to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and develop effective coping skills to improve their emotional wellbeing.

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Play Therapy

Our registered play therapist provides an intervention for children as young as three that is proven to disrupt negative patterns and build positive coping strategies.

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Literacy Program

Through the Literacy Program at JFS, volunteers are paired with students in the Rochester City School District to help instill a love of reading at 12 schools in the RCSD.

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Nurture Program

The Nurture Program at JFS brings the community together by matching volunteers with parents during the first year of their baby’s life. Volunteers are trained and supervised to support parents who are adjusting to parenthood, feeling isolated, or overwhelmed.

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Pencils & Paper

The Pencils & Paper Program at JFS Rochester serves the educational and creative needs of children in the greater Rochester area by providing free school supplies to teachers in high need schools.

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