Jewish Family Services of York is a human services agency which provides comprehensive professional assistance consistent with Jewish traditions, values, and culture to the Jewish community and to the community at large in order to enhance their quality of life.
Our vision is to be a leader in creative programming and an invaluable resource for the entire community. We pledge to:
- Follow the Judaic values of Chesed (loving kindness), and Tzedakah (righteousness, justice) that require us to care for those in need.
- Adhere to professional and ethical standards.
- Maintain clients’ confidentiality.
- Aspire to maintain, develop and restore the competency of families and individuals of all ages.
- Collaborate with other agencies.
- Ensure we are accessible to and inclusive of our diverse community.
Aging’s challenges, Your choices. Our geriatric care management program offers personalized guidance to sustain quality of life and minimize family stress. We strive to maximize the independence and autonomy of seniors through education, advocacy, counseling and service delivery.
This program seeks to make York a more “livable” community for seniors who cannot drive. Volunteers provide escorted transportation for healthcare appointments and essential errands: grocery shopping, banking, pharmacy visits, tax preparation, etc. Visit its web site here.
The Parenting Place
The Parenting Place: Our parenting coach addresses today’s childhood issues and common parental concerns. We coach parents to improve communication skills that are essential for changing behavior.
Project Manna Pantry
We offer a food pantry and safety net program, and educate the community to become anti-hunger advocates. Our annual Walk-A-Thon draws hundreds; we shepherd a values-based hunger education program at the Temple Beth Israel religious school; and have launched a Legislative Advocacy Network. We thank Mazon, A Jewish Response to Hunger, for its continuing support.
Costs & Funding
Costs depend on the services received. Some may be covered by your health insurance, Medicare or an employee assistance plan (EAP).
The Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies (AJFCA)
The National Guardianship Association (NGA)
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)
The Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations (PANO)