Program areas at JFS
Aging Services: Provides services allowing clients to continue living in their home environment with personal care and homemaker services, including meal preparation and completing or assisting with errands. Professional care management services are available to clients and their families to assist in coordinating medical and other appointments. Geriatric care managers meet with families concerned about an aging loved one to explore options for receiving needed care and address barriers to implementing changes. Free services are also available to family caregivers, including financial assistance, housekeeping, errands and more.
Emergency Services & Food Bank: Offers basic emergency services to those with the most critical needs. Caseworkers assist clients in assessing their situation and creating action plans that meet their immediate critical needs, with long-term stabilization as the goal. Emergency financial assistance is available to help pay for various emergencies such as housing, transportation, medical needs, past due utility bills, avoiding eviction or providing school clothing. The food bank operates year-round and includes two locations in the greater Seattle area, along with a home delivery program staffed by volunteers from the community.
Refugee and Immigrant Services: Coordinates resettlement efforts for refugees and immigrants and provides a variety of employment services, information and assistance service, language classes and social services. Staff assists clients with employment assessment, job readiness, employment counseling, job placement and job retention. Clients are provided with outreach and other services in their own language. Refugees and immigrants from all over the world are supported and encouraged as they integrate successfully into their new environments. Staff provides assistance in applying for low-cost housing,translation services for school, medical and legal needs and government agencies, assistance with citizenship applications, classes and support and referral services.
Services include independent living assistance for disabled adults; counseling for families and individuals; counseling and support for clients struggling with addiction; support and outreach programs for individuals in abusive relationships; education and outreach programs for people in need of support, guidance and expertise in order to strengthen relationships and connections to community.