Welcome to Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Jewish Family Services 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.


Seniors Matter: Senior Social Isolation - The Growing Concern

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Seniors Matter: Senior Social Isolation - The Growing Concern

Do you know of a socially isolated senior? JFS Senior Solutions wants you to strengthen our community by reaching out to seniors in need. Loneliness and social isolation hinder the lives of older adults in our community every day. Loneliness is a subjective feeling of being alone that we may feel from time to time. In contrast, social isolation is the objective lack or absence of social contact. Considering the U.S.’s older adult population will continue to expand until its estimated peak of 81.1 million older adults in 2036, senior social isolation (SSI) is literally a growing concern.
 

Boulder JFS Presents Reel Hope Boulder: Behind the Screen with Bruce Vilanch

Friday, July 14, 2017
Boulder JFS Presents Reel Hope Boulder: Behind the Screen with Bruce Vilanch

Boulder Jewish Family Service (JFS) will host its fifth annual fundraiser, “Reel Hope Boulder” on Saturday, October 14 at the Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Avenue. Guests will enjoy an entertaining evening with award-winning writer, comedian, songwriter, and actor Bruce Vilanch. Ron Bostwick, a freelance event producer and announcer, will interview Vilanch to showcase a “behind-the-screen” account of Bruce’s storied decades-long career. Bostwick has interviewed numerous celebrities at the Boulder International Film Festival, as well as featured speakers at three Reel Hope Boulder events. 

Volunteer Brings Love of Reading to Group Home Residents

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Volunteer Brings Love of Reading to Group Home Residents

Longtime volunteer Evan Silverman was looking for a new way to get involved with JFS last year. He came up with a creative program that pairs his love of reading and desire to connect with people with disabilities. In this blog post, Evan tells us how the JFS Group Home Reading Club was born! The JFS Group Home offers a warm, caring residential environment and skilled supervision for adult residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

Denver Business Journal: Viewpoint: The business case for continuing Medicaid

Friday, July 07, 2017
Denver Business Journal: Viewpoint: The business case for continuing Medicaid

Shepard Nevel, the head of Jewish Family Service, makes the case against gutting the federal Medicaid program in this article in The Denver Business Journal, July 7, 2017. 

Celebrate JFS Honors Volunteers and Board

Friday, June 30, 2017
Celebrate JFS Honors Volunteers and Board

Nearly 300 people attended Celebrate JFS, Jewish Family Service's annual meeting and celebration of volunteers, board, supporters, and staff held June 26. Guests of all ages gathered at Palazzo Verdi near Fiddler’s Green, and sampled delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks while mingling and enjoying the art in the adjacent Madden Museum.  

Global Atlantic Financial Group Helps JFS Take a Bite Out of Hunger

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Global Atlantic Financial Group Helps JFS Take a Bite Out of Hunger

Jamie and Andrew Resnik continue to find unique ways to help Jewish Family Service! You may remember the blog post about the Resniks packing meal bags for the Weinberg Food Pantry with their young children. They recently made an even bigger impact, this time through Andrew’s company, Global Atlantic Financial Group.  

Donor Spotlight: Andrea and Scott Stillman

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Donor Spotlight: Andrea and Scott Stillman

Andrea and Scott Stillman’s relationship with Jewish Family Service is multi-faceted. They donate resources, volunteer, and utilize services. Andrea and Scott share why they support JFS.  

2017 Max Frankel Volunteer of the Year Recipient: Tamara Weil

Thursday, June 22, 2017
2017 Max Frankel Volunteer of the Year Recipient: Tamara Weil

Tamara Weil, a dedicated JFS Friendly Visitor and, more recently, a member of AmeriCorps who works with refugees through Jewish Family Service, was honored as the Jewish Family Service Max Frankel Volunteer of the Year at the Celebrate JFS event on June 26.  

From the CEO: Fresh Forward!

Thursday, June 22, 2017
From the CEO: Fresh Forward!

Jewish Family Service is embarking on an important new initiative. We have committed to provide the highest quality, nutritious food though all our food programs. Considering that JFS distributed the equivalent of more than 345,000 meals in the last year, this is significant.  

Seidah Muhammad-Green: A Vision of Happiness and Joy

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Seidah Muhammad-Green: A Vision of Happiness and Joy

Seidah Muhammad-Green is a longtime client of JFS’s Senior Solutions department. At 84 years old, she is completely blind. She has some additional health challenges and needs extra support to live safely and comfortably in her home. The support that JFS provides has been invaluable.