Family Matters Campaign
A Century of Improving Lives, One Person at a Time.
The year was 1892 when 70 local women came together to improve the lives of refugees arriving in Seattle from Eastern Europe. Those members of the Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Society were guided by the timeless value in our tradition that remains front and center in everything JFS does: to help people help themselves.
The young and the old, single parent families, couples, people of different abilities, refugees from around the globe, those with challenges both anticipated and unexpected - they all find support today at Jewish Family Service. In the past decade alone, JFS has served nearly 65,000 people throughout our community. In this period of economic challenges, the demand for services from JFS is unprecedented.
Jewish Family Service has always been there: as a first responder in times of crisis and, strategically, as the local social service safety net, for both our Jewish and wider communities. Human service needs have emerged, evolved and changed along with the society in which we live, and JFS has grown to meet them.
The JFS Family Matters Campaign positions us to take care of each other -- to repair the community we live in -- for another generation. There are many ways you can make a difference. To learn more about getting involved, please contact us today.
"If it weren't for JFS, I'd probably be in the ground."
Client, JFS Emergency Services