Welcome to Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is one of the leading human service organizations in Denver. We believe in strengthening the Denver community by providing vital social services to people in need. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human service agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS serves people of all faiths, ages, incomes, races, and abilities. 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.

Family Safety Net: A Path to Stability and Self-Sufficiency

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Picture this: you have a steady income, always pay your rent on time, and are self-sufficient. Then at nearly 60 years old, your source of income slips away and you can no longer perform the physical labor necessary to find another job in your line of work. The rent is past due, you don’t have money for food, and you can’t find employment.  

​Scott Stillman Joins Jewish Family Service Board of Directors

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Scott StillmanJewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Stillman to its Board of Directors. Stillman is the president and managing partner of MassMutual Colorado, a company that provides comprehensive financial planning for small- and mid-sized businesses and professionals in the areas of estate planning, business succession planning, retirement planning, and risk management. The firm includes more than 70 advisors working across the Front Range. 

Whole Foods: A Whole Lot More than Our Neighborhood Grocery Store

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Whole Foods: A Whole Lot More than Our Neighborhood Grocery Store

Whole Foods Tamarac recently raised nearly $20,000 for Jewish Family Service (JFS) through two of its community donation programs: Feed 4 More and bag credits. Through Feed 4 More, cashiers ask customers to help fill the cupboards for a family of four by donating $5, $10, or any other amount when they check out. The store chose JFS as this program’s recipient organization for the 2017 holiday season. 

The Denver Post Seen: Curtiss-Lusher, Zaitz honored at Faces of JFS Winter Soiree

Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Denver Post Seen: Curtiss-Lusher, Zaitz honored at Faces of JFS Winter Soiree

The Faces of JFS fundraiser was featured in The Denver Post January 26, 2018:
 

January/February 2018 Family Matters

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
January/February 2018 Family Matters

The January/February 2018 issue of the Family Matters newsletter is online now! This issue includes:  

Seniors Matter: Staying Active and Healthy in the Winter

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Seniors Matter: Staying Active and Healthy in the Winter

During the winter, many of us want to stay indoors, relax, and enjoy some comfort food that is sure to put us on the couch for a long nap. However, it is important to keep in mind the importance of staying healthy during the winter months.  

From the CEO: Senior Focus

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Jewish Family Service has a long tradition of advocating and caring for older adults in our community. From care management services, to nutritious food, to homemaker services and companionship, we are helping seniors remain active, socially connected, and living as independently as possible. 

Sara: From Surviving to Thriving

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Sara: From Surviving to Thriving

Sara Moses had never seen a flower until she was seven years old. She had never experienced the delight of ice cream. She had never heard music before or even seen her own reflection in a mirror. Sara had just turned seven when she was liberated from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on April 10, 1945. Suffering and hardship were all she knew. It’s a miracle that she survived. She was so ill and emaciated that the soldiers who liberated her thought she was an infant. In fact, Sara was one of the youngest children to make it out of the camps alive.  

Donor Spotlight: David Asarch

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Donor Spotlight: David Asarch

David Asarch carries on his family’s history of philanthropy with his ongoing support of Jewish Family Service (JFS). He serves on the Board and has been active with the Executive, Budget and Finance, Development, and Executive Luncheon Committees. He shares more of his story with us:  

Barbara Garrett: A Volunteer So Nice, She’s Doing It Twice!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Barbara Garrett: A Volunteer So Nice, She’s Doing It Twice!

Barbara Garrett has been volunteering with Boulder JFS for the past year and a half, ever since she retired from her position as a tax advocate. She was looking for a meaningful way to volunteer and help others, and Boulder JFS offered precisely the opportunity she was looking for. “Volunteering with JFS was always in the back of my mind,” says Barbara. “When the time came, I knew who to call.”