JVS Chicago

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JVS Chicago, part of the JCFS family of services, provides career counseling, training, customized job placement assistance, specialized programs that support youth, mature workers and people with disabilities, along with janitorial and pharmacy technician training programs, and academic scholarships for college students.

Serving all of the Chicago area, including Chicago Loop, West Rogers Park, Skokie and Northbrook.

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

JVS Chicago Central Office *

216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606-6920
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.JCFS.org/JVS

Academic Scholarships *

JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-673-3444
Email: JVSscholarship@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.JCFS.org/JVS

Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish full-time college undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing careers in the helping professions. 

Career Coaching *

JVS Chicago
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Fax: (312) 553-5544
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

Career counselors empower and support professionals and skilled workers who have been impacted by unemployment or underemployment. Career identity and job fit identification services, 1:1 career counseling, and a unique seminar series are all available.  Fees apply for individual counseling sessions, but scholarships are available based on need.

Duman Entrepreneurship Center *

JVS Chicago
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Fax: (312) 553-5523
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.dumancenter.org

Provides a wide range of small business services to entrepreneurs who want to launch or expand a business through advising, mentoring, and opportunity to apply for a low interest loan. 

Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities *

Phone: 855-463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

Employment program for people with a variety of disabilities to work in employment opportunities that include janitorial, mailroom and supply, warehouse/shipping and receiving, copy duplication, and conference center management.  Experienced AbilityOne and State Use provider.

 

Janitorial Training *

JVS Chicago
Phone: 855-463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

Free janitorial training program designed for people with disabilities for custodial positions by developing customized skills and proper safety techniques to clean and maintenance in commercial, office, and retail facilities.

 

Job Placement Services *

JVS Chicago
Phone: 855-463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

 

Program for job seekers who meet one of these criteria: limited or no prior work history, low-income; homeless; ex-offender, or high school dropout. Personalized assistance in job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills with a focus on job placement and retention. 

 

Pharmacy Technician Training *

JVS Chicago
Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

 

Free pharmacy technician training program for income eligible adults. 144 hours of classroom, 120 hours externship training and preparation for state and national certification exams. Job placement assistance for graduates.

 

Services for People with Disabilities at JVS *

Phone: (855) 463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

 

Program for job seekers with a documented disability.  Assistance in job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills with a focus on job placement and retention.  Customized employment supports available and opportunities for job coaching support available, if warranted. On-site job coaching and follow-up.

 

Services for Young Adults (16-24 years old) *

Phone: 855-463-6587 (855-INFO-JVS)
Email: info@jvschicago.org
Web: http://www.jvschicago.org

 

Program designed for both in-school and out-of-school young adults between the ages of 16-24.  Assistance provided with customized job search, interview preparation, placement, and retention supports. 

 

What's New in the Guide

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

• Early childhood education 

• Internship program for social work and psychology

• Pharmacy Technician Training 

• Janitorial Training program

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

• 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 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

• Community-based group living 

• Support and assistance for independent living 

• Home-based waiver for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities 

• Specialized recreational camp for children and teens atCamp Firefly

• Job training and customized employment opportunities 

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