Parents & Families

We want to ensure that all members of the Jewish community have access to education, counseling and support for all family life issues, at all ages and stages. Whether you’re a new parent, a single parent, a parent of an adolescent or an adult child of an aging parent, our programs are designed to strengthen you, your family and your community. Remember…family is our middle name.

Alternatives to Addiction

This program provides confidential, supportive assistance to those struggling with addiction.

Big Pals/Little Pals

This program matches Jewish children with Jewish adults who serve as positive role models and mentors.


Our professional staff of experienced, licensed therapists has extensive experience helping community members successfully deal with a variety of issues impacting today’s families.

Domestic Violence

Project DVORA (Domestic Violence Outreach, Response & Advocacy) seeks to create the conditions in the Jewish community to support loving, safe and respectful relationships; and build the capacity in the community to respond to domestic abuse.

Family Life Education

JFS is in the process of more strategically aligning our classes and workshops with the needs of our core populations and their families and friends. Classes and workshops will continue to be available to the general public.


JFS collaborates with a wide variety of community organizations who provide a multitude of services for parents and families. We hope you find this list helpful and informative.

Because our services for parents and families can be found agency-wide, please contact (206) 461-3240 or email us and briefly describe your particular situation. You will be directed to the correct staff person.

Upcoming Events

Parent Support Group

December 13, 2018

Kosher Food Bank

January 2, 2019

Kosher Food Bank

January 2, 2019

NAMI Family Support Group

January 2, 2019

Exploring Dignity – Tu B’Shvat: Renewal & Rejuvenation

January 7, 2019