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
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.
AGING ADULT SERVICES
At JFSGNH we understand and respect the aging process. Our licensed and caring professionals provide comprehensive assessments, care planning and case management, mental health counseling, family consultation and community education.
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.
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, heat, electricity, transportation, clothing (via Ken’s Closet) and medical needs.
Created in memory of community member Ken Sperling, this program aims to provide gently used business/professional and casual clothing to JFS clients in need of help opening the doors to professional opportunities.
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.
TANF Case Management 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAM
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. The PEP classes are court mandated and help people guide their children through their parents’ separation/divorce.
Comprehensive career services to assist the unemployed, underemployed, career changers, women in transition, and early retirees looking to re-enter the workforce.
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!