Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. (JFCS), the premier local safety net social service organization, has changed its name to Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. to recognize the non-profit agency’s broader service region. Formerly addressed as JFCS of Sarasota-Manatee, the new name reflects the organization’s growth and the multiple counties now served including Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota.
Founded in 1985, JFCS of the Suncoast has been providing a wide array
services to children, adults, families, seniors, caregivers, and veterans. Provided
to anyone in need regardless of his or her faith and on a non-denominational
basis, services offer individuals and families:
· Individual and Group Counseling
· Education and Mentoring
· Employment, Financial, and Housing Assistance
· Intervention and Prevention Resources
· Support Groups
· Volunteer Opportunities
Many of JFCS’ programs aim to end and prevent homelessness; offer food
and financial assistance; provide a safe alternative to out-of-school suspension;
build stronger families through family life education, host employment and
social opportunities; outreach to seniors and caregivers; and deliver doula and
holocaust survivor services to the Jewish community.
“We didn’t want the community to feel our services were limited to
Sarasota or Manatee counties,” stated Rose Chapman, LCSW, president and CEO of
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. “We evaluated our
multiple locations and how we expect to grow and ‘of the Suncoast’ fits our
Guided by the Jewish tradition of helping all people, JFCS helps those
facing life challenges to overcome and face them head-on through
self-sustainability. Collaborating with local and national organizations and
government agencies, such as United Way, The Jewish Federation of
Sarasota-Manatee, and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs; JFCS is able to
provide complete and comprehensive patient-centered care to individuals and
families in need.
For more information about JFCS’ services, please visit www.JFCS-Cares.org or call 941-366-2224.