Programs & Services

 

ADOPTION

Domestic and Intercountry
JFSGNH assists both birth parents and adoptive parents by finding homes for local and international infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and older children.


ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Shalom Group
Jewish adults with developmental disabilities receive educational enrichment and social interaction through a series of events celebrating the Jewish holidays and other Jewish customs and traditions.


CHILD PERMANENCY PROGRAMS

Permanency Placement Services Program (PPSP)
JFSGNH ensures permanency for children in the care or DCF through pre-placement planning, recruitment/screening of potential adoptive families, home study evaluations of adoptive families, placement planning, post-placement supervision, post-finalization and post adoption services.


COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES

Social Work Outreach Services Program (SOS)
These social, vocational, outreach and financial service programs are  designed to make a positive difference in the lives of the most economically distressed, vulnerable and at-risk families within the Greater New Haven community.  The program’s primary purpose  is to provide these clients with short-term stability and, most important, long-term sustainability.

Emergency Assistance
This program benefits individuals and families in crisis struggling to provide for their own basic needs by offering assistance to vulnerable and at-risk community members in the areas of food, housing, heat, electricity, transportation, clothing, and medical needs.

Housing Services
Our agency offers clients financial and housing related education, coaching, and support tailored specifically to help them avoid losing their homes and access suitable housing.

Utilities Assistance
JFSGNH is one of two fuel banks in New Haven for the Operation Fuel Program that provides emergency energy assistance to those in need. We work with individuals and families to process their applications and help them determine their funding eligibility.  


COUNSELING AND FAMILY SUPPORT
Our licensed counseling and mental health program serves individuals, couples, families, children and groups through consultations, assessments and counseling sessions.

Parent Education
The Parent Education Program (PEP) helps couples going through divorce or separation to support their children. The program is offered as a six hour educational workshop.

Focus on Kids
The FOCUS on K.I.D.S. program is for parents having trouble co-parenting, or for parents in high-conflict separations or divorce.

Safety Net Program
This program provides outreach, initial assessment, advocacy, case planning, and case management for families with significant barriers to employment.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM
JFSGNH offers many support services to help those recovering from violent and abusive relationships including support groups, confidential counseling, advocacy, educational and prevention information, vocational assistance, and ongoing case management.


FOOD PANTRY AND NUTRITIONAL HEALTH CENTER
Our Food Pantry and Nutritional Health Center provides emergency, supplemental and holiday food for residents of Greater New Haven who are at or below the poverty level.


FOOD4KIDS
Food4Kids provides supplemental, nutritious, ready to eat food to children in the New Haven Schools who are at nutritional risk. The food items are pre-packaged and placed in the children’s backpack every Friday afternoon for weekend use.  This program is a joint venture of JFSGNH and Women’s Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven.    


FOSTER CARE
JFSGNH offers therapeutic foster care and medically complex foster care for children under the care of the Connecticut Department of Children & Families (DCF). We recruit and train families/individuals to become foster and adoptive parents and we provide them with  intensive case management and supportive services.


JEWISH WELLNESS AND HEALING CENTER (JWHC)
Jewish communal well-being and healing is emphasized through study, spiritual reflection and psychological support. By partnering with synagogues and other Jewish communal agencies, the JWHC offers a holistic approach to Jewish life and living that addresses concerns of mind, body and soul.


OLDER ADULT SERVICES

Senior Case Management Services
Seniors receive help with information and referral, evaluation and assessment, office and in-home counseling, family consultation, case management, and food assistance.

Holocaust Survivor Program
This program, funded by the material Claims Conference, provides emergency and caregiver services to Holocaust Survivors in the Greater New Haven and Fairfield County regions.


VOCATIONAL SERVICES
Comprehensive career services to assist the unemployed, underemployed, career changers, women in transition, and early retirees looking to re-enter the workforce.


VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Volunteers are placed at JFSGNH and in the community as friendly visitors to seniors and the disabled, as tutors to children within our foster care program, as Food Pantry workers, as office helpers, and much more!