Welcome to Jewish Family Services


As a soft place to land, for anyone in need, JFSE has been proudly serving the local community for over half a century. We offer myriad counselling services, in both a group and individual format, as well as home support services and refugee and crisis support.

Our ethos is tikkun olam, or heal the world. There is unnecessary suffering in the world, but we are committed to bettering the lives of our community.

Often, people think that we only serve Jewish people, which is not the case at all.  With the exception of a small number of programs meant specifically for Holocaust survivors, JFSE serves anyone in the community, regardless of ethnicity or creed. We owe our genesis to the Jewish community, to which we are still closely connected and supported, however, we aim to serve anyone in need.

JFSE in the time of COVID-19

As we all transition to a new normal, please note that most of our services are still available. Our Home Support Services are still operational, and all of our caregivers have been thoroughly trained from First Aid, Contagious Disease Protocol, through Trauma and Dementia Informed, to the latest developments and technology. 

Our Counselling Services are all available by phone or video chat.

NEW SUPPORT GROUP! 

Grounding and Centering in Uncertain Times. Support through the COVID crisis. 

Daytime: 1-2:30 pm May 5, 12 and 19

Evening: 6:30-8 pm May 6, 13 and 20

We are offering 3 FREE sessions.

We are thrilled to be offering a new online series covering topics like grieving our losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic; jobs, security, structure, human connection, privacy (either too much or too little), hobbies, sports, anxiety, and worries related to the crisis, parenting, and the all the secondary effects of being isolated at home, alone, with a partner, family or roommates. 

  • The groups may be extended if there is interest. Each session will be 1.5 hours long and facilitated by one of our professional counselors, on the Zoom platform. 
  • The group will host a maximum of 8 participants each time. 
  • Pre-registration is required. You will receive a link to the Zoom session, date, and time after registration is completed. 
  • Fees: This is a trial group, so we are making the first three sessions free! We at JFSE value providing support services for all. We are here to help. 

Are you in need of support because of Covid-19?


Quote of the Day


On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Client Testimonials


“JFS is such a kind and welcoming place, I really appreciate the warmth of all the staff!”

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