Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Safety Net Program

Our Safety Net Program is designed to help older adults and adults with disabilities continue living in their homes in the absence of caregivers and for those with caregivers that need support. We provide a variety of supports and services to individuals and their families when illness strikes or worsens. The Safety Net Program includes

In addition, the Financial Empowerment Program provides a “safety net” through financial assistance.

Case Management

JFS offers case management as an opportunity to enable more support systems for older adults in their homes. Case Managers assist in connecting individuals to community resources, facilitating family discussions regarding change in care for the individual, maintaining financial stability, reviewing eligibility for government programs (Medicaid, Social Security, Veteran’s Benefits, foods stamps, nursing home diversion waiver, etc.), and arranging services that will allow older adults to feel safe, comfortable, and independent in their home, as well as give family members peace of mind.  We provide case management services to survivors of the Holocaust and their caregivers through partnerships with the Jewish Federations of North America Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivors, the Administration for Community Living of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockland JFS and the Claims Conference.  For more information email safetynet@jfsorange.org or call (845) 341-1173 x306.

Friendly Visitor Program

Our Friendly Visitor Program matches local volunteers with older individuals and adults with disabilities in order to help them continue living independently and offer simple gestures that help them feel cared for. From providing a ride to the doctor, helping with light household chores, offering assistance with grocery shopping, or just stopping by for a friendly visit, our volunteers help individuals be more connected to their communities and have the help they need to continue living in their home. Additionally, this service provides care givers a needed respite, so that they are not alone in the responsibility of caring for a loved one. Family members who are far away often feel a tremendous sense of relief, knowing that the Friendly Visitor Program is here, offering support. For more information or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, email support@jfsorange.org or call (845) 341-1173 x313.


It can be challenging during difficult times to handle the stress or emotions of everyday life. Supportive counseling provides individuals the support and relief they need to move forward. We at Jewish Family Service help connect individuals with experienced, compassionate, and affordable therapists who provide office sessions as well as in-home counseling. Our Counselor Network consists of experienced, licensed clinicians whose specialties include child, marital, family, group, and individual therapy. When someone cannot leave their home, we provide therapist to offer counseling in the home. In addition, professional care consultations are provided to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Care consultations include a personalized assessment, service plan development, trouble-shooting, and linkages to community services. For more information email counseling@jfsorange.org or call (845) 341-1173 x395.