Jewish Family Service: Children, Family & Human Services Agency in Denver, CO

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) believes in strengthening the Denver 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' human services help seniors maintain a high quality of life, provides quality mental health counseling to children as well as adults, offers training and job placement to people with significant barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to individuals and families in crisis. Every year, our human services agency benefits more than 22,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities in Denver.

Providing Denver With Human Services

One of our main goals at Jewish Family Service is to provide the people of Denver with the children and family services that they need to live the best lives that they possibly can. We understand that sometimes all you need is a helping hand, and we are proud to provide a wide variety of family services to anyone in Denver who needs them. Whether you and your family are seeking refuge from any type of the abuse, know that you can find the help you need from the Jewish family and children's services that we provide at JFS' Denver location.


Complete Children and Family Services in Denver

The Jewish family and children's services that we provide are designed to help the people of Denver overcome the challenges that they are currently facing. At JFS, we understand how important access to quality children and family services is, and that's why we've made providing the people of Denver with the family services they need our top priority. We want to make sure that everyone in Denver receives the help that they need to live the best life that they possibly can, and our Jewish family and children's services play a vital role in that.

Helping the People of Denver Through Jewish Family and Children's Services

At Jewish Family Service, a nonsectarian human services agency in Denver, the only thing we want to do is provide you with the help you need to live your life to its full potential through our human services. Regardless of faith, race, age, income or ability, JFS, a non-profit human services agency is available to help the people of Denver find the children and family services that they need.


The children and family services that we provide to the people of Denver include:

  • JFS Senior Solutions
  • Mental Health Services
  • Disability & Employment Services
  • Family Safety Net
  • Boulder JFS
  • Jewish Community Chaplaincy

If you feel like you could benefit from any of the human services that our agency provides to Denver, feel free to reach out to us today.

High Holy Day Reflections: Leave a Legacy

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Live On and Life & Legacy logosDuring the High Holy Days, many of us reflect on our lives and think about what legacy we are leaving for our families and communities. As you are reflecting on your life and values, we hope you will consider remembering JFS in your will, trust, or retirement plan. It is the most personal of gifts and one that will continue to deliver the values that are important to you long after you’re gone.
 

Bullying in the Schools

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, more than 160,000 students miss school each day due to fears of being bullied. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. It can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. 

From the CEO: Weinberg Food Pantry

Thursday, August 23, 2018

In this issue of Family Matters, we’re highlighting the Weinberg Food Pantry and the incredible work it is doing to fight hunger and food insecurity in our community. Many of the more than 3,200 people we serve each year count on this food to survive. It means that children won’t go to bed hungry. It means that a senior on a fixed income won’t have to choose between medicine and food. And it means that an unemployed parent can focus on finding a job rather than worrying about where their next meal will come from.  

The Weinberg Food Pantry: A Lifeline for People in Need

Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Weinberg Food Pantry: A Lifeline for People in Need

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry is one of JFS’s most visible programs, and one of the most impactful. Hundreds of people in our community rely on the pantry to meet one of life’s most basic needs—food. What started as a kosher pantry serving Russian Jewish refugees in 1991 has grown into a vital community resource that serves more than 3,200 people and distributes 662,000 pounds of food each year. The pantry is open to all people, regardless of faith, race, age, or ability. 

L’dor V’dor: From Generation to Generation

Thursday, August 23, 2018

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. With this value as a guide, JFS ensures a future where families are strong, children are safe, and our seniors are cared for and not alone.  

Nutrition and Its Impact on Mental Health in Children

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Nutrition and Its Impact on Mental Health in Children

It’s undeniable there is a connection between a well-balanced meal and mental health. This is especially true for young people. Research found that poorer mental health outcomes in adolescents aged 13 to 15 were associated with a diet consisting of processed and refined foods, fast food, and high levels of sugar. Better mental health outcomes were found in those who had a higher intake of fresh fruits and leafy green vegetables. 

Raad Altaee: A Picture of Happiness

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Raad Altaee: A Picture of Happiness

Raad Altaee, 57, is warm and welcoming with a delightful twinkle in his eyes. He loves people and they love him back. He’s effusively happy and kind, and deeply appreciative of any kind gesture and eager to reciprocate. You can’t help but smile when you meet him. 

Fall 2018 Family Matters

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Fall 2018 Family Matters

The Fall 2018 issue of Family Matters is online now. This issue includes information about the Weinberg Food Pantry and the work it is doing to fight hunger and food insecurity in our community, upcoming events, an inspirational client story, an article about nutrition and its impact on mental health, and much more! Read some of the articles through the links below or view the whole newsletter at the bottom of the page.  

Next-Generation Volunteers Are Making a Difference

Monday, August 20, 2018
Next-Generation Volunteers Are Making a Difference

If this summer’s JFS youth volunteers are any indication of the next generation’s leaders, the future looks bright! Nearly 40 kids, ages 10 to 18, served JFS this summer by distributing lunches and school supplies through Lunchbox Express, sorting food and supplies in the Weinberg Food Pantry, and completing meaningful mitzvah projects.  

Hannah Kutnick's Backpack Bonanza to Support Lunchbox Express News Coverage

Friday, August 17, 2018
Hannah Kutnick's Backpack Bonanza to Support Lunchbox Express News Coverage

11-year-old Hannah Kutnick recently organized her second annual “Backpack Bonanza,” a drive to generate donations for back-to-school backpacks and school supplies for at-risk children. She collected and donated 300 loaded backpacks to Jewish Family Service, which were distributed to children in need through our Lunchbox Express program. Check out the news coverage below!