Who We Are

  • Image from Staff Retreat, July 2017

Our Mission – Jewish Family Service of Orange County empowers all people facing challenging times to live with dignity, hope and strength. 

Our doors are open to the entire community.

JFS is a provider of human service and social services that help neighbors connect with the greater community and available resources. We educate neighbors about services that they may not be aware of and provide support. Our Senior Independence Program provides meaningful services to older adults in our community, these services include and are not limited to rides to appointments or events, grocery shopping assistance, wellness calls, friendly home visits or other types of personalized services.

JFS was established in 1984 and relies on several partnerships to complete its mission. Our dedicated and compassionate volunteers are invaluable and are the backbone of the agency. Our core values inspire each of us to continue to do the work we do:

We embrace the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world) by:

Valuing diversity among our staff, volunteers, neighbors and members of the board

Fostering the independence and self-determination of all who seek our assistance

Welcoming the entire community to our programs