People Living With Disabilities
  • For People Living With Disabilities contact:

    Lisa Ney

    866.532.7669
    intake@jfcsphilly.org

Services for Individuals with Disabilities

A depth of services, a high level of support

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia created the JFCS Center for Special Needs to strengthen and empower individuals, families, and caregivers through a rich network of services and programs provided by highly trained professionals.

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

The Center for Special Needs 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