CORONAVIRUS


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Our Baycenter building is closed. Please see below for more information.

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Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, JFCS is working remotely to meet the needs of the entire Jacksonville community. We are #HereForJax

Below you will find a list of ways to interact with our agency based on your specific need:

ADOPTION:

If you are interested in placing a child for adoption or are interested in adopting a child, please email info@jfcsjax.org or fill out the “contact us” form on our website.

AFL – ACHIEVERS FOR LIFE

Clients with questions or needs should contact their family advocate and continue to check the Duval County Public Schools COVID-19 webpage for updates regarding academics and support.

COUNSELING

This service will continue through the use of tele therapy during the pandemic crisis. We offer free and reduced cost mental health counseling and outpatient substance abuse treatment on a sliding fee scale based on your unique financial situation. We also accept many insurances and medicaid.

Please call 904-394-5706 or email referrals@jfcsjax.org

Someone will get back to you within one business day.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Call “2-1-1”. This is the number for the United Way of Northeast Florida’s referral line. They will put you in touch with a community organization that has funds or assistance for your unique situation. The best time to call is 8:00 AM Monday mornings. Call repeatedly until you get through.

FOOD

The Max Block Food Pantry is currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1PM-3PM, no appointment necessary. Please check our website for expanded food pantry hours as demand continues to increase.

The Max Block Food Pantry is located at:

6261 Dupont Station Court East

Jacksonville, FL 32217

JEWISH SERVICES

The Jewish Services department continues to meet the needs of our existing clients. If you are an existing client and have an urgent need, please contact your case manager. For those who live in the Jewish community and are not already a client, but need assistance with a ride, food, or counseling, please contact our intake coordinator at 904-394-5724

VISITATION (2 Types)

  1. CHILD SAFETY (DCF Involved)

Please note that Child Safety visitations are being done virtually during the global Coronavirus pandemic. For parental visitation requests or appointments, please contact your caseworker or call 904-394-5877

  1. JACKSONVILLE SAFETY FIRST VISITATION PROGRAM (Non-DCF Involvement)

Call Debra Waye at 904-759-0845

OTHER NEEDS

Please email info@jfcsjax.org

JFCS is grateful to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund for helping our community through hardship from COVID-19.

The Fund is comprised of the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, United Way of Northeast Florida, Jessie Ball DuPont Fund, and United Way of St. Johns County.

Locations


JFCS Headquarters:

JFCS’s Alan J. Taffet Building
8540 Baycenter Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256

JFCS’s Max Block Food Pantry:

JFCS’s Allison Stein Robbins Building
6261 Dupont Station Court E
Jacksonville, Fl 32217

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