• 2020 JFS Executive Luncheon

    Sponsorships Available Now for the JFS Executive Luncheon

    Join us as we welcome Jack Nicklaus on April 29!

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  • Therapy Dog Story

    Therapy Dog Offers Joy, Comfort, and Reflection for High School Students

    See how Colfax works with a JFS school-based therapist to help students.

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  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Multiply Your Contribution With a Corporate Matching Gift!

    Many corporations match employee contributions or volunteer hours to charitable organizations.

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  • Vehicle Donations

    Making a Vehicle Donation is Easy!

    Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to JFS!

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    Volunteer With Us!

    Check out our volunteer opportunities to learn how you can get involved

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  • In-Home Services

    Need Help for a Aging Adult?

    JFS offers several home-based care and support programs to help older adults stay in their homes—safely and with dignity.

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Welcome to Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Founded in 1872, Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to vulnerable individuals and families. JFS offers a variety of programs to help those in need navigate life’s challenges through integrated support. The full continuum of care includes helping older adults stay supported, connected, and engaged as they age while maintaining a high quality of life; providing quality mental health counseling and case management to children, adults, immigrants, and refugees; offering training, job placement, and community enrichment to people with disabilities; and providing housing stability, employment support, and food security to individuals and families. Every year, the agency serves thousands of individuals and impacts more than 15,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities.

SHALOM Denver Launches New Website to Promote Socially Responsible Business Services

Thursday, February 27, 2020
SHALOM Denver Launches New Website to Promote Socially Responsible Business Services

SHALOM Denver, a division of Jewish Family Service, recently launched a new website, shalomdenver.com, to promote its socially responsible business services, such as mailing, digital printing, Every Door Direct Mail® Marketing, and packaging and assembly. SHALOM Denver also provides employment and training to people with disabilities and individuals with barriers to employment. 

Therapy Dog Offers Joy, Comfort, and Reflection for High School Students

Friday, February 21, 2020

Rachel Uslan and ColfaxSarah* walked into the Success Center at George Washington (GW) High School crying, looking for a mental health professional to talk to. To her surprise, she was guided into a therapist’s office by a dog! 

Meet New Friendly Visitor Volunteer Robin Davidson

Monday, February 17, 2020

Robin DavidsonWhen Robin Davidson moved to Boulder about six months ago, one of the first things on her agenda was to find a place to donate her time. Her local cousins suggested she go to the Boulder JCC, where she was connected to Jewish Family Service (JFS). 

Thank You to Boulder Hanukkah Volunteers

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Thank You to Boulder Hanukkah Volunteers

Residents of eight local retirement communities and their families enjoyed Hanukkah celebrations, complete with latkes, donuts, grape juice, gelt, candle lighting, and songs last month.  

Community Members Provided Holiday Gifts for More than 500 Individuals in Need

Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Community Members Provided Holiday Gifts for More than 500 Individuals in Need

Thank you to the many generous individuals, organizations, and corporations that made the holiday season special for hundreds of JFS clients. Donors provided gifts to our Bright Holidays program in several ways:  

Year-End Reflections from Family Safety Net Director

Friday, December 20, 2019
Year-End Reflections from Family Safety Net Director

As our busiest season of the year comes to an end, I am humbly reminded why we do this work. The holiday season is a challenging time for staff and clients because emotions are high, we have lots of financial and relationship stressors, and there is always more to do than we have time for. As staff, we remind one another that it’s the holidays and that things will settle down in January. During the Jewish High Holy Days in September and October, we organize food drives at synagogues throughout Denver and the surrounding smaller cities. We collect literally tons of food for our food pantry and for our Thanksgiving program.  

Sue and Seymour: Recapturing Their Jewish Roots

Monday, December 16, 2019

Sue Winthrop has always been drawn to older adults and learning from their experiences. From a young age, she enjoyed hearing her great-grandparents’ incredible stories and spent time with other older adults as she grew up. 

The Whole Mishpacha Joined Us for Faces of JFS

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The Whole Mishpacha Joined Us for Faces of JFS

It was truly a family affair as 300 members of the JFS family joined us to honor Board members and cousins Aaron Hyatt and Scott Stillman at the Faces of JFS 2019 Winter Soirée last week. Thanks to the hard work of the event committee and our honorees, this event raised nearly $500,000 to benefit Jewish Family Service's life-transforming work! 

Colorado Public Radio: A Jewish Family Service Tradition

Monday, December 02, 2019
Colorado Public Radio: A Jewish Family Service Tradition

Colorado Public Radio included a mention of Denverite's Thanksgiving story in its "Photos from the Week" feature on November 29, 2019: 

Denverite: Jewish Family Service offers turkeys, all the fixings, and lessons in an American outlook

Monday, December 02, 2019
Denverite: Jewish Family Service offers turkeys, all the fixings, and lessons in an American outlook

Denverite featured a story on November 28, 2019 about Jewish Family Service's Thanksgiving food program and how several refugee families have benefited over the years: 

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