About JCFS Chicago

Your first and best connection to trusted, innovative care.

How We Help

When people need help, JCFS Chicago is ready to provide caring and healing services to guide them from crisis to calm, from anguish to awareness, and from isolation to support. With services that are infused with Jewish values and compassion, we work to make our community inclusive and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

You are not alone in your struggle when you receive help from JCFS Chicago. Each year more than 34,000 children, teens, adults and families turn to us for expert, individualized help as they strive to live successfully in their community.

Who We Help

The services of JCFS are as diverse as the people who benefit from them: the organization’s talented and diverse workforce helps children and families regardless of religion, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ability, gender, sex or sexual orientation.

The JCFS family of services include: 

  • Services for children and young adults including education at the 120-student therapeutic day school and yeshiva, speech/language/occupational therapy, therapeutic preschool, counseling, and psychological testing and evaluation 
  • Services for individuals such as counseling (individual and family), support groups, marriage counseling, divorce mediation, career services and training. 
  • Services for those with disabilities and their families include community-based group living, support and assistance for independent living, specialized camps, customized employment and job training.
  • Immigration and citizenship services
  • Specialized foster care, case management and family support. 
  • Jewish community programs such as addiction services, abuse prevention, spiritual support and connections to JCFS services through community partnerships 
     

About JCFS Chicago

Our Mission

Mission

Helping children, adults and families

To provide help, healing, and caring services infused with Jewish values to strengthen lives in our community.

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Success Stories

Success Stories

We would love to hear your story.

Read more about the children and people we've been honored to work with.

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The Year in Review

2019 Annual Report & Financials

The Year in Review

Learn how JCFS Chicago impacted the lives this year of kids in foster care, communities in search of resources for addiction and prevention abuse, couples in need of marriage counseling, young adults with disabilities...and more.

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Mobilizing Knowledge for Change

Speaker's Bureau

Mobilizing Knowledge for Change

Tap into our agency's 160 years plus of experience and knowledge. Experts in all fields and professions from our nationally renowned agency are available to speak to your group.

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Our FY 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

For nearly 160 years JCFS Chicago and JVS Career & Employment have embodied compassion, excellence and strength across a broad array of programs and services.

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Careers

Careers

Come work with us and make a difference!

Each day is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

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