JCFS Chicago

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JCFS Chicago offers expert, individualized help to support people of all ages and abilities as they strive to live successfully in their community, while enhancing social-emotional well- being for adults, children, teens, and families. Serving all of the Chicago area, including the Chicago Loop, West Rogers Park, Skokie, Northbrook and Buffalo Grove.

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Children, Adolescents and Families

JCFS Chicago
Phone: 855-275-5237
Email: Ask@jcfs.org
URL: http://www.JCFS.org

• K-12+ education and Yeshiva program at the Therapeutic Day School• Speech, language and occupational therapy through Integrated Pediatric Therapies• Therapeutic preschool and counseling for children and families at Virginia Frank Child Development Center• Psychological testing and evaluation • Therapy for disruptive behaviors in children • Counseling and sexual health care for teens at Response for Teens

Community Education and Support

JCFS Chicago
Phone: 855-275-5237
Email: Ask@jcfs.org
URL: http://www.JCFS.org

• Recovery from addiction and substance abuse prevention • Adoption and infertility • Support during illness, grief and loss• Domestic violence • Sexual abuse prevention • Connections to counseling, education and prevention services through synagogue partnerships  

Individuals

JCFS Chicago
Phone: 855-275-5237
Email: Ask@jcfs.org
URL: http://www.JCFS.org

• Counseling and support groups for adults, couples and families • Collaborative divorce mediation, coaching and counseling • Career counseling, training and customized job placement assistance with JVS Career and Employment• Specialized employment programs that support youth and older adults • Immigration and citizenship services through HIAS Immigration and Citizenship 

JCFS Chicago *

Central Office
216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700
Chicago
IL
60606
Phone: (855) 275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
Email: ask@jcfs.org
URL: http://www.jcfs.org

People with Disabilities and Their Families

JCFS Chicago
Phone: 855-275-5237
Email: Ask@jcfs.org
URL: http://www.JCFS.org

• Community-based group living • Support and assistance for independent living • Home-based waiver for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities  • Job training and customized employment opportunities 

Training for Professionals

JCFS Chicago
Phone: 855-275-5237
Email: Ask@jcfs.org
URL: http://www.JCFS.org

• Early childhood education • Internship program for social work and psychology• Janitorial Training program

What's New in the Guide

The Synagogue Security Council of North America

The Synagogue Security Council of North America is a 501c3 non-profit organization singularly focused on developing effective volunteer first responders within our own communities. SSCNA's mission is to make our synagogues and Jewish institutions safer by providing lifesaving skills and technology to committed community members, helping to cultivate cost-free, capable and effective first responders within every minyan. We do this by providing standardized technology systems, real-time intelligence, training and certification programs to community volunteers, giving them the necessary tools and skills to help prevent or respond to a targeted attack.

Rabbi Shmuel Katz, C.M.

Rabbi Shmuel Katz is a certified Mohel, recognized internationally. Practicing since 2014, he has performed hundreds of circumcisions and procedures across the United States of America, England & Israel.

Rachael's Creations

Handmade, unique Judaica crafted from polymer clay, including mezuzah cases, shabbat candle stick sets, menorahs and seder plates. Pieces are adorned with a variety of elements including wire, beads, stones, mica powders and alcohol inks. Many gifts can be personalized with English or Hebrew letters.