About JFS

About Jewish Family Service of Colorado


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Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. Every day, JFS helps people overcome life’s challenges to live fuller, more meaningful lives. 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. Every year, the agency benefits nearly 25,000 people of all ages, faiths, and incomes.

Mission

To enhance well-being to those in need throughout the greater Denver community by delivering services based on Jewish values.

Vision

Jewish Family Service is recognized as a premier human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder by providing innovative and professionally delivered services that empower participants to overcome difficult challenges and live fuller, more meaningful lives.

Values

Jewish Family Service exists to fulfill one of the most important Jewish values: that of Tikkun Olam, the obligation to make the world a better place.

In delivering our services we are also guided by the following Jewish values:

  • He who saves one life saves the entire world. – Pikuach Nefesh
  • Social justice, the obligation to act justly toward people in need. – Tzedakah
  • Acts of loving kindness. – G’milut Hassadim
  • Every human being is equal in the eyes of G-d. – Tselem Elohim

Organizational and Professional Values

  • Integrity and Professionalism
  • Collaboration and Innovation
  • Support Without Judgment
  • Compassion, Respect, and Dignity
  • Responsiveness
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability
  • Adherence to Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

Learn more about JFS:

Contact: 303.597.5000 or info@jewishfamilyservice.org.