About JFS

About 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.


To enhance well-being to those in need throughout Colorado by delivering services based on Jewish values.


Jewish Family Service is recognized as a premier human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder by providing innovative and professionally delivered services that empower participants to overcome difficult challenges and live fuller, more meaningful lives.


Jewish Family Service exists to fulfill one of the most important Jewish values: that of Tikkun Olam, the obligation to make the world a better place.

In delivering our services we are also guided by the following Jewish values:

  • He who saves one life saves the entire world. – Pikuah Nefesh 
  • Social justice, the obligation to act justly toward people in need. –Tzedakah                  
  • Acts of loving kindness. – G’milut Hasadim
  • Every human being is equal in the eyes of God. – Tselem Elohim
  • The act of mending the heart. – Tikkun HaLev
Organizational and Professional Values
  • Integrity and Professionalism
  • Collaboration and Innovation
  • Support Without Judgment
  • Compassion, Respect, and Dignity
  • Responsiveness
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability
  • Adherence to Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

Learn more about JFS:

Contact: 303.597.5000 or jfs@jewishfamilyservice.org.