Helping families meet basic needs and get back on their feet

Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) helps individuals and families take control of their lives, achieve self-sufficiency, and maintain their dignity. JFCS disburses federal, state and private funds to help families meet basic needs and get back on their feet.

NOTE: JFCS does not accept walk-ins for financial assistance. Funding availability fluctuates.

JFCS helps with:

Rent and mortgage assistance, as available
Utility payments
Food assistance

To setup an appointment for financial assistance, please call 2-1-1 first.

2-1-1 is the phone number for the United Way’s referral service. You must first receive a referral from the United Way. The best time to call 2-1-1 is at 8:00 AM on Monday mornings.

  • Rent and mortgage assistance, as available

  • Utility payments

  • Food assistance

To setup an appointment for financial assistance, please call 2-1-1 first.

2-1-1 is the phone number for the United Way’s referral service. You must first receive a referral from the United Way. The best time to call 2-1-1 is at 8:00 AM on Monday mornings.

Standing Tall Life Skills

To help people lead productive, self-sufficient lives, JFCS teaches a seven-part life skills education course called “Standing Tall.” Our modules include:

  • Developing a Personal Budget and Savings Plan

  • Utilizing Checking Accounts and Banking Options

  • Grocery Shopping on a Budget and Wise Nutrition

  • Affordable Housing and Housing Resources

  • Effective Job Search

  • Developing Positive Assertiveness

  • JEA’s “Savings Without Sacrifice”

For more information on Standing Tall, call 904.394.5715.

To request a Financial Assistance appointment please call United Way/2-1-1 at 211.