Do I have to be Jewish to get help?

No. We celebrate diversity and the opportunities we have to help others. Our services are open to the entire community.

What services do you offer?

Our programs provide people with the knowledge, skills and resources for healthy, independent living. Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) helps people get back on their feet by providing food, past-due rent, mortgage, electricity, water and natural gas. The agency also provides mental health counseling, foster care, adoption, older adult services, case management through Achievers for Life and a variety of support groups and workshops.

How many people do you help each year?

Over 17,000 people walk through our doors each year, seeking comfort, answers and hope.

How do I get help with past-due rent and utilities?

Dial 2-1-1 to reach the United Way 2-1-1 centralized intake line. United Way 2-1-1 will refer you to a community agency that has funding available and will provide you with a number to call. The 2-1-1 intake line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Available agencies may have specific eligibility requirements for receiving assistance.

When is the food pantry open?

The Max Block Food Pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Walk-ins are welcome. Bring your Picture ID. You may receive food up to three times in a twelve-month period.