JFCS of the Suncoast is proud to be considered the premier local safety net social service organization serving individuals of all ages and from all income levels, ethnic backgrounds, and religions.
Since 1985, JFCS has positively impacted and touched the lives of the entire community. And, we have you to thank for your support because we couldn’t do it without you! Your donations, volunteer service, and advocacy make it possible for Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast to carry out our mission of empowering individuals and families toward self-sufficiency.
Building Strong Families
Barbara and Al Siemer have been helping Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) with Building Strong Families for more than nine years. Building Strong Families works to keep families together and prevent homelessness by providing financial and emotional support that focuses on self-sufficiency and sustainability through long-term planning. Thanks to the generosity of the Siemers, JFCS has served thousands of families and children.
Healthy Families, Healthy Children and Healthy Fathers
Gerri Aaron has been helping Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) to build Healthy Families, Healthy Children, and Healthy Fathers in our community for several years. Thanks to the generosity of Gerri, JFCS has kept families together by providing education and training that focuses on relationship, parenting, and family communication skills. JFCS’ Healthy Families and Healthy Children program helps contribute to national research to better the lives of every family member.
Rich Segall, a trained Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is actively engaged at JFCS — providing direct care services to clients and with his wife Clare, generously supports the agency as a donor, committee member and immediate past Board Chair. Thanks to Rich’s focus on clinical services, more than 7,000 community members receive individual and group counseling through JFCS’ Counseling Services to address challenges such as parenting, substance abuse, depression, and anger management.
School Based Programs
Judy Cahn, a past board chair of JFCS and children’s advocate, is committed to ensuring that at-risk youth in our community have the tools to succeed. Serving more than 2,000 youth, JFCS’ School-Based Programs provide intervention services for at-risk students who need counseling, mentoring and tutoring to support them both academically and emotionally.
Skip Sack, a Marine Corps veteran, is dedicated to continuing his service to his country and community through advocacy and support of veterans and JFCS’ Operation Military Assistance Program (OMAP). OMAP provides local veterans with housing, employment and financial assistance, as well as counseling and case management services so they can be at home again.