To help people remain healthy and safe during this time, we are modifying our operations to continue our services for those who depend on us. Though we are not providing on-site services, with support from JUF's COVID-19 Initiative, here is what we’re doing.
Emergency financial assistance
Are you or someone you know unable to make your next rent payment, worried about how to pay your next utility bill or unsure where your next meal is coming from? JCFS Chicago has emergency funds available and is here to help. Call 855.275.5237.
Video and phone support
Many JCFS Chicago programs are providing services and support through video and phone technologies, allowing for remote client and clinician contact, care, support, education, intervention, and monitoring. While we are unable to welcome visitors to our buildings, we know that these services are needed now more than ever.
- Integrated Pediatric Therapies
- Response for Teens
- Psychological Services
- Virginia Frank Child Development Center
- Jewish Community Services for abuse prevention; addiction services; adoption and fertility; illness, loss, and spiritual supports; suicide prevention and support; chaplaincy services; and synagogue partnership
- Career Services
- HIAS Immigration and Citizenship
- Family and Community Supports
- Foster Care
- Knapp School and Yeshiva
- Duman Opportunity Center
We have added a warm line to provide assistance for people in our community whose need is not urgent and just looking to talk to someone about their emotional distress. Call us between 9am and 5pm Monday thru Thursday, 9am and 4pm Fridays at 855.275.5237 to connect with an emotional support professional.
Steps to connect:
- Leave a message and mention that you would like to talk to someone on the JCFS Warm Line
- When we call you back Unknown Caller or No Caller ID will be the number that shows up
Virtual support and training
As part of our promise to continue our services for those who depend on us, JCFS Chicago launched Redefine What’s Possible at Home, a new private Facebook group that features daily content for families to access resources, ask questions and share ideas with each other.
This group is moderated by a team of JCFS professionals including social workers, psychologists, early childhood specialists, and speech and language therapists. The team will be providing story hours, creative activities and enrichment activities as well as support and guidance for parents and caregivers. Our hope is to transform these challenging times into an opportunity for connecting, learning, and playing. Follow us on Facebook @JCFSChicago and join our group.
Visit our calendar for details about workshops, trainings and support groups being offered via video conferencing.
COVID-19 community resources
JCFS Chicago has compiled a list of resources that you may find helpful during this uncertain time. While we will try to keep the information timely and accurate, please be aware that resources available on this page are created and maintained by other public and private organizations, and therefore JCFS does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information.