Jewish Family and Children's Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCSNNJ)
Jewish Family and Children's Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCSNNJ) is a non-profit organization providing professional social services of the highest caliber. JFCS strives on building strong families, thriving children, healthy seniors, and vital communities. Offering a variety of services through our Clinical, Aid and Advocacy, Re-Launch, Club Ed, and Senior Services departments, JFCS continues to grow currently service, serving more than 3,000 people in Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson County each year.
JFCS has a network of social services addressing life’s challenges:
Information and Referral
When you don’t know where to turn, JFCS is here to guide you. Referrals to JFCS services and other community resources are provided with an effort toward an integrated approach to care.
Corner Market at JFCS - Food Pantry
Sign up to receive food, household, and baby items from our food pantry.
Mental Health Services
Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern New Jersey is a licensed mental health agency providing individual, family, couple, group, and play therapy, empowering people of all ages to achieve their fullest potential and highest quality of life. Using telehealth, we continue to accept new clients.
Older Adult Services
Enhancing the quality of life for seniors in our community. Senior Services include Kosher Meals on Wheels delivery; care management, Aid and Advocacy; Friendly Visitor, Telecare Connection, Telephone Reassurance, Holocaust Survivor Assistance, Café Europa, Shabbat Meals.
Club Ed - Afterschool Programs
The Club Ed Afterschool Program provides children with engaging programming in a safe environment. Our afterschool childcare is provided in schools in the Cliffside Park, North Bergen, Fairview, and Fort Lee public schools.
JFCS offers support groups in the following areas: Bereavement for Widows/Widowers, Second Generation Holocaust Survivors, Coping with Aging Parents, Wolff Caregiver (for caregivers of people with dementia/Alzheimer's), Social Skills group for children, and Israeli Women's group. All support groups are currently being held over zoom.
JFCS is committed to group work as a valuable approach. If a particular need arises with four or more individuals struggling with similar issues, JFCS professionals will facilitate the formation of groups for therapeutic, moral support, or co-educational value.
The Kosher Meals on Wheels program is a community lifeline that provides meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals throughout Northern New Jersey Counties providing nutritionally balanced meals each week.
Basic Needs Assistance
Helping families meet the financial challenges they face while dealing with economic difficulties in their lives. JFCS caseworkers assist clients in assessing their situations and creating action plans that meet their immediate critical needs, with long-term stabilization as the goal.
Re-Launch Career Services
Whether you are unemployed or underemployed, we can help you navigate the job market, work on your (zoom) interview skills, create an action plan for your job search and help you regain confidence in your abilities.
JFCS provides interns with quality supervision by experienced professionals who are committed to their development. A comprehensive training curriculum, including presentations, case studies, and discussions, is also key. JFCS strives to provide a learning experience pivotal in successfully guiding students toward their prospective social work careers.
JFCS is licensed to provide mental health outpatient services by the New Jersey Department of Human Services and Division of Mental Health Services.
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Last Updated: 10/20/23