Jewish Family Service offers basic emergency services to those with the most critical needs in the community. JFS caseworkers assist clients in assessing their situations and creating action plans that meet their immediate critical needs, with long-term stabilization as the goal.
A joint project of JFS and Downtown Jewish Center—Chabad, The Clothesline Project provides children’s clothing and gift cards to single mothers and families who cannot afford to buy their children clothing. No child should be embarrassed because he or she is wearing clothes or shoes that are too small, uncomfortable, old or stained. Clothesline is a wonderful opportunity for families to get their children involved in helping other kids. The program also helps teach the beauty of tzedakah and fulfills the mitzvah of caring for the less fortunate.
This is a short-term financial assistance program whose purpose is to help the neediest in our community in times of crisis. Each day JFS provides help with food, rent, utilities and prescription medication for the elderly, for families and for individuals throughout Broward County.
JFS provides hurricane support both before and after a hurricane lands in the form of hurricane supplies and critical support for clients in need. Links to both JFS resources and community links to local hurricane resources are available on this site.
JFS Information specialists may be able to help you find community resources for a wide range of need. Knowing where to turn when you or a loved one is faced with one of life’s challenges, whether it be financial, emotional or physical can make a real difference. JFS and agencies throughout Broward County offer a vast array of resources.