Welcome to Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Jewish Family Service (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS helps seniors live independently at home, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other people with barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to people in crisis.

Thank You to Colorado Gives Day Supporters!

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Thank You to Colorado Gives Day Supporters!

Thank you to all of our generous supporters who gave yesterday for Colorado Gives Day! We are grateful to the 280 donors who contributed nearly $56,000

Denver Life Magazine: Head of Jewish Family Service Says a Poignant Goodbye

Monday, December 05, 2016
Denver Life Magazine: Head of Jewish Family Service Says a Poignant Goodbye

An article about Yana Vishnitsky as she retires was featured in the December 2016 issue of Denver Life Magazine:  

The Denver Post: Jewish Family Service of Colorado helps rescue families from the brink of homelessness in Denver

Monday, December 05, 2016
The Denver Post: Jewish Family Service of Colorado helps rescue families from the brink of homelessness in Denver

A Season to Share article about Jewish Family Service's Family Safety Net services was in The Denver Post December 4, 2016: 

We are Thankful for YOU!

Friday, December 02, 2016
We are Thankful for YOU!

On any given day, people from about 50 households visit the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry (on the three days per week the pantry is open). However, last Tuesday and Wednesday when we distributed our annual Thanksgiving meal packages, we served nearly triple that number!  

Jewish Family Service and Charles Schwab: A First Date?

Friday, November 04, 2016
Jewish Family Service and Charles Schwab: A First Date?

Guest blog post by Jennifer Kraft, JFS Development Committee Member  

November/December 2016 Family Matters

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The November/December 2016 issue of the Family Matters newsletter is online now! This issue includes:  

The Denver Business Journal: Jewish Family Service of Colorado Names New CEO

Friday, October 21, 2016
The Denver Business Journal: Jewish Family Service of Colorado Names New CEO

An article announcing our new President & CEO was featured in The Denver Business Journal October 21, 2016: 

Jewish Family Service Appoints Shepard Nevel as President & CEO

Friday, October 21, 2016
Jewish Family Service Appoints Shepard Nevel as President & CEO

Shepard Nevel was selected as Jewish Family Service of Colorado’s (JFS) new president and CEO, succeeding Yana Vishnitsky, who is retiring after serving in the role for the past 16 years. JFS’s Board Search Committee conducted a wide-ranging national search for the agency’s new leader and came to a unanimous choice. Nevel is currently the president and CEO of LiveWell Colorado, where he has strengthened core functions, diversified funding and other revenue opportunities, and refocused the mission on underserved populations and the social determinants of health. He will join JFS on December 5. 

The Villager: Matthews Joins JFS as Director of Senior Solutions Center

Thursday, October 13, 2016

An article announcing our new director of the Jay and Rose Phillips Senior Solutions Center was featured in The Villager October 13, 2016: 

The Villager: Jewish Family Service to honor Yana Vishnitsky

Monday, October 10, 2016
The Villager: Jewish Family Service to honor Yana Vishnitsky

An article about our upcoming fundraiser, "Yana! A Farewell Celebration" was featured in The Villager October 6, 2016: