Jacksonville Jewish Family and Community Services.

The entire Jacksonville Florida community is supported by the Jewish Family and Community Services. Assistance is available in the counties of Duval, Clay, Baker, Nassau and St. Johns Florida, which is generally known as First Coast. Direct financial assistance is available (as funding allows) as well as referrals to partner organizations. Aid is generally available to income qualified people of all religions and backgrounds, however some assistance programs are limited. Resources administered can help and enhance the lives of adults, children, senior citizens and families from the area.

There are a few key components overseen by Jewish Family and Community Services of Duval County. Some of them include Financial Assistance, a Food Pantry, Child Safety and Dependency, Achievers For Life, and Help for Seniors. Thousands of qualified families receive access to their social services every year. They may receive counseling, senior services, education and outreach, and limited emergency assistance.

JFCS of the First Coast, or the Jewish Family and Community Services and their emergency financial assistance, assists families with achieving self-sufficiency, paying the bills, and otherwise taking control of their lives to maintain their dignity. The organization will pass out federal government, state of Florida and private funds. The money can help low income families meet basic needs, pay the rent, and provide food. In other words, it will offer them time to get back on their feet. What may be addressed includes free food, funds for paying rent or utility bills, groceries, and food.

The services provide people with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to live a healthy, independent life. The non-profit Jewish Family & Community Services organization assists people with getting back on their feet, and funds can be used for some of those expenses indicated above.

Additional case management services from the Jacksonville Florida agency include older adult services, mental health counseling, adoption, foster care, and case management. This is offered through Achievers for Life and a variety of other social support groups and classes. They are also a key partner of the Duval County United Way and their intake service.




Winn-Dixie Emergency Food Pantry accepts donations from the community. The non-perishable food items, groceries, and even monetary contributions are passed out to those that qualify from Duval, Nassau, and Clay County. Jewish Services passes out nutritious, free emergency groceries to those experiencing difficult times. It is only open limited hours on a walk in basis. The pantry is at 6261 Dupont Station Court, East, Jacksonville, Florida 32217. People can only use the center at most a few times per year. Also, please donate any surplus items you have to it, or volunteer if possible.

Education and self-sufficiency from Standing Tall Life Skills is held by JFCS. It is a multiple step program help for the low income and less fortunate.

A number of subjects are toughed upon by the sessions, including, but not limited to, the following. Affordable Housing and Low Income Resources, Developing a Personal Budget and Savings Plan, Grocery Shopping on a Budget, Wise Nutrition, Utilizing Checking Accounts and Banking Options, Effective Job Search, and Developing Positive Assertiveness. Call 904.448.1933 for details and more information.

While some of the emergency assistance and educational programs are available to anyone from the community, others are more focused. The Jewish Family and Community Services of the so called First Coast Florida region is based at 6261 Dupont Station Court, East in Jacksonville, FL. The main number to call for information or intake is (904) 448-1933.




By Jon McNamara

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