Services for People with Disabilities | Services for Individuals with Disabilities | Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia

Services for Individuals with Disabilities

A depth of services, a high level of support

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia works to strengthen and empower individuals, families, and caregivers through a rich network of services and programs provided by licensed social workers.

In-Home and Independent Living Skill-building Services

  • Healthy choices and healthy living
  • Financial management – budgeting, saving, bill paying, managing debt, financial assistance
  • Meal and food preparation
  • Hygiene and cleanliness
  • Organization
  • Medication management
  • Spiritual, physical, and emotional needs
  • Vocational or volunteer opportunities
  • Transportation needs

Therapeutic Services

We address topics for individuals, families and couples, and support groups, to include:

  • Parent and caretaker support groups
  • Healthy coping strategies
  • Self-care and mindfulness

Help for a Broad Range of Mental Health Topics 

  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Social Phobias
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)/Trauma
  • ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

Healthy Relationships and Community Building

  • Socialization: connect with others, enhance social skills, create community, inclusive holiday celebrations. JFCS coordinates events that encourage socialization, friendship, and community.
  • Healthy relationships: skill building, dating, intimacy, safety, prevention, Internet safety

Community Engagement and Education

JFCS works to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for the needs of people living with disabilities in the community through forming meaningful collaborations and partnerships and creating and participating in community forums and committees.  We also provide:

  • Educational Workshops for skill building and independent living
  • Sensitivity trainings for professionals and communities
  • Community inclusion


We are in challenging and unprecedented times. As we all navigate this new way of living and working together, one thing that remains constant is that JFCs is here for our clients and we are here for each other.


We are watching closely what our City, State and Federal government is saying and doing and translating that into what that means for us as an organization.


We are exploring ways to reach members of our community using the core competencies that we all have to alleviate stress and anxiety. We are communicating with many similar agencies across the country to learn more and better understand policies put forth from our Governor and the Federal government.


Many in the community want to help our clients and want to know what plans we have put in place to reach the most vulnerable.


You can be reassured we remain committed to providing the best care we can offer to all of our clients during these challenging times.


We continue to closely follow the community needs of the community we serve and how we address these ever changing needs.


JFCS is here for you and we will get through this together. Stay safe.