• Coronavirus Information

    How JFS is Responding to COVID-19

    View updates on services provided and how you can help.

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  • COVID Appeal

    Double Your Impact!

    Our demand for services has greatly increased. Please give today to help JFS provide food, supplies, counseling services, and emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities.

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  • 2020 JFS Executive Luncheon-POSTPONED

    JFS Executive Luncheon Postponed

    On the guidance from the CDC and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, this event has been postponed.

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  • Passover

    Make Passover Possible for Our Neighbors in Need

    Give the community a “chai five,” or $90—the cost to purchase all the items needed to make the Seder complete for a family of four.

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  • Spring 2020 Family Matters

    Read the Latest Newsletter!

    Catch up on JFS news and events with the Spring 2020 newsletter.

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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.

How You Can Help JFS During COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday, March 19, 2020
How You Can Help JFS During COVID-19 Crisis

During this COVID-19 crisis and time of uncertainty, our community needs your support to meet the increasing demand for our services. There are several ways you can help:
 

​A Successful Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended programs and events in February for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)! More than 1,000 people participated in 11 events at synagogues and other local Jewish organizations in Denver and Boulder. The most powerful programs were those where congregants shared their stories and the impact that inclusion has for them. These stories are emotional and truly have an impact to all who hear them. 

Coronavirus Information

Friday, March 06, 2020

We will update this page as additional actions are implemented.  

Spring 2020 Family Matters

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Spring 2020 Family Matters

In the Spring 2020 issue of Family Matters, learn about the JFS Executive Luncheon featuring Jack Nicklaus and a new program to help young adults build resiliency, read about how our KidSuccess school-based counseling program addresses trauma in children and adolescents, see a client's reflection of his experiences with JFS, and more. Read some of the articles through the links below or view the full issue.  

Bonnie Erdheim List: Giving Back as A Family

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Bonnie Erdheim List: Giving Back as A Family

What inspired you to start volunteering at JFS?
I have always wanted to give back and I think it is important that both my children, Dylan and Lindsay, realize how fortunate we are. I have always known about Jewish Family Service growing up. My kids were both exposed to Jewish Family Service from their temple as well.  

Older Adults Matter: A Brand-New Name, Same Great Service

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Older Adults Matter: A Brand-New Name, Same Great Service

A couple of months ago, after careful thought and consideration, JFS officially changed the name of the Jay and Rose Phillips Senior Solutions Center to Jay and Rose Phillips Aging Care & Connections (ACC). Why the change, you may ask? Well, there’s been a shift in the world of older adult services, and the words we use matter.  

Client Spotlight: Jewish Family Service in a Class by Itself

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Client Spotlight: Jewish Family Service in a Class by Itself

We pride ourselves on providing professionally delivered integrated services that empower individuals to overcome difficult challenges. We love to hear from clients who have been impacted by the care they have received. One of those clients is John, who shares his experience and gratitude.  

JFS KidSuccess: Addressing Trauma in Children and Adolescents

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
JFS KidSuccess: Addressing Trauma in Children and Adolescents

Childhood trauma is a social problem that is present in every community. It is a problem surrounded by so much stigma that it is often left undiscussed. Many therapists on the KidSuccess team have worked with children who have experienced trauma. Two-thirds of American children and adolescents report at least one trauma. With the devastating outcomes that stem from childhood trauma, a successful treatment model needed to be developed, studied, and implemented.
 

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!