Welcome to Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Jewish Family Service (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. 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.

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.  

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 problems and needs extra support to live safely and comfortably in her home. The support that JFS provides has been invaluable.  

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.  

July/August 2017 Family Matters

Monday, June 19, 2017
July/August 2017 Family Matters

The July/August 2017 issue of the Family Matters newsletter is online now! This issue includes:
 

Lakewood Sentinel: Follow the school bus to summer lunches

Thursday, June 08, 2017
Lakewood Sentinel: Follow the school bus to summer lunches

Check out the story about our Lunchbox Express program in The Lakewood Sentinel on June 8, 2017: 

Mental Health Matters: Tips for Parents to Prevent Teen Suicide

Friday, June 02, 2017
Mental Health Matters: Tips for Parents to Prevent Teen Suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens over 15. It is a significant health issue facing today’s youth, particularly in Colorado, which in 2015 was ranked seventh out of the 50 states for rates of suicide.  

The Denver Post YourHub: Free summer lunch service returns for Lakewood youth

Thursday, June 01, 2017
The Denver Post YourHub: Free summer lunch service returns for Lakewood youth

The Lakewood YourHub section of The Denver Post featured an article about Lunchbox Express on May 31, 2017: 

9News: How metro Denver kids can get a free lunch this summer

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
9News: How metro Denver kids can get a free lunch this summer

9News aired a story about our Lunchbox Express program on May 30, 2017: 

FOX31: Hungry kids can get free lunch during summer vacation

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
FOX31: Hungry kids can get free lunch during summer vacation

FOX31's Good Day Colorado featured a story about our Lunchbox Express program on May 30, 2017: