Winter 2019 Programs

Support Groups and Community Events

Recover from Holiday Spending and Learn to Take Control of Your Money
This workshop will give you the tools and understanding you need to become confident in your ability to manage your money.

LGBTQ & Teen Support Group: Queer Teens Connect
JCFS Chicago is formulating a support group to provide a safe and constructive space to explore the issues confronting teens in the context of healthy peer relationships.

Operation Snowball
Planned and led by teens for teens, Operation Snowball is a fun, intensive yearly weekend retreat that helps participants develop confidence, purpose, and leadership skills.

Tuned In
Join us for Tuned In Chicago: The Larry Dobkin Event, the 12th Annual Benefit for Response for Teens. Proceeds support the counseling, prevention programs, leadership activities and sexual health services that Response for Teens provides to over 12,000 teens and their families each year.

Counseling and Psychological Services

We provide counseling services and psychological testing to understand learning differences, cognitive, emotional and other mental health disorders. Our expert therapists offer guidance to help children, teens and adults find solutions to the challenges they face.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with JCFS Chicago and make a positive change in your community. Opportunities are available for individuals, groups and families.


News Year's Resolution: Making Self-Care a Priority
Being a parent can be a joyful, rewarding experience, but it also comes with challenges. Resolving to set aside even 15 minutes per day to recharge can help you regain focus and control and be the best version of yourself for your kids.

Turning to Spirituality to Overcome Winter Depression
What does winter bring for those that feel depressed and isolated or are experiencing grief, a serious disability or terminal illness? 

Helping Children Cope with Tragedy
There is no way to shield children from the emotional pain or fear that they face in times like this. What you can do is learn about signs which may signal distress in your child and respond by offering tools to help them manage the anxiety that they are experiencing.

How to Rebound from Job Loss During the Holidays
It’s hard to imagine losing your job during the holidays, but if it happens there are plenty of ways to come out on the positive end.