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

Services for People with Disabilities at JCFS *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (855) 275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org

Home Based Waiver for Children and Adults with I/DD - JCFS is a service facilitation agency and work with families through the family and agency based models.

Respite Services are offered in a group setting, providing children and youth with special needs with social/recreational opportunities while also providing a break to their caregiver.

Glick Family Camp - A camp weekend for children with developmental delays/disabilities and their families filled with a variety of creative and outdoor activities for everyone!

Camp Firefly - JCFS, in partnership with JCCs offers overnight camp experiences for boys and girls who have been diagnosed with social disorders such as Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Social Anxiety.

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to share common joys and concerns, learn to handle common dilemmas and have fun!

Yad B' Yad is offered in collaboration with the Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University, bringing together young Jewish adults with learning disabilities or I/DD and young Jewish adults for social, recreational and religious activities.

Hevra offers social outing and activities for Jewish adults ages 35-60 with learning disabilities or I/DD with opportunities to make friends and connections in the community.

Residential Supports provides support, assistance and training in community settings for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. CILA, Home Based Waiver and private funding accepted. 

 Psychoeducational Groups  - JCFS offers a number of short term groups specifically for adults with I/DD. Topics have included Healthy Relationships and Sexuality, Anxiety and Anger Management, Dating Skills and Your Relationship with Food.

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Duman Opportunity Center

Provides customized, person-centered services and streamlined supports leading to competitive integrated employment opportunities. Services to eligible participants include assessment of employment skills and goals, job readiness training, job development, job coaching, selection and enrollment in certified post-secondary education/vocational training and gaining practical skills through paid work experience or subsidized employment opportunities. Services and supports are also provided to partnering businesses including disability education, improving hiring practices to persons with disabilities, consultation of employment enhancements, and retention support. 

Contracted Employment Services

Assists adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment obtain and maintain jobs in janitorial or administrative support services.

Career Services

Helps individuals who are under or unemployed and may be experiencing challenges with their job search, such as career exploration, resumé building, interviewing skills, and the creation of a LinkedIn profile. Clients work closely with a career and employment specialist to determine specific services, including workshops, and groups, to develop a plan to reach their goal of employment.