75 years of providing stability and hope. Then. Now. Always.

JFCS’ mission is to improve the quality of life and self-sufficiency of the Jewish and broader communities throughout the Portland metro area in accordance with Jewish values.

Holocaust Survivor Services

Holocaust Survivor Services

Surrounding our community with care

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Counseling (Remotely)


Meeting you where you are

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Emergency Aid

Emergency Assistance

Stability and hope in tough times

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Disability Services

Disability Support Services

Access for all abilities

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Walking Beside You: A grief processing group


We welcome you to attend our Counseling program’s ongoing,
drop-in support groups:

Community Connection

Join JFCS for weekly conversations on Zoom: It is a space for anyone in the community to connect with others and share what’s on their mind.

Grief Connection

Grief affects every part of our lives and can be a lonely road to travel. Join us for our monthly grief-processing group for adults. In our virtual sessions, we will have the opportunity to share our own experiences with grief, connect with others, and learn strategies for moving through loss. Click here to learn more.

Cancer Support Group

Community is important. Cancer is lonely. Jewish Family & Child Service has combined these two truths to create this support group open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis. Click here to learn more.

Disability Mental Health Spotlight

Join our Counseling and Disability Support Services programs for an ongoing series of mental health groups for members of the disabled community. We will be discussing strategies for coping with anxiety. 

All groups meet on Zoom.
Zoom links provided at link below.

Families care for and support one another. Family is at the core of Disability Support Services (DSS). Watch the moving video above for a peek into how DSS does its crucial work and its benefit to our clients.

EJC JFCS Crafty Rosh Hashanah event
We’re teaming up with Eastside Jewish Commons for a really fun and sweet (I’m looking at you apples & honey!) Rosh Hashanah gathering at the EJC. We’ll have an afternoon of crafts, movement and reflection, all to get in the holiday’s spirit of community and reflection.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct 2, 1-3 pm, and RSVP here.

Do you have a story to share?

JFCS is celebrating its 75th year and we’re seeking stories about how we’ve helped you, a friend, or loved one over the years. If you’d like to participate, please email us. Or click here to learn more.

Help Ukrainian refugees

JFCS — in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education — is part of a Refugee Care Collective initiative to help ease Ukrainian refugees’ arrival. How can you help Portland’s newest residents as they flee war? Help build Restart Kits. Click here for more information. Drop kits off at the OJMCHE Wed. through Sun., 11am to 4pm, through October. 
DSS Newsletter Sep 2022

Read our September newsletter dedicated to our Disability Support Services program.

Here for all

Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS) provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families, and children in the Jewish and general communities.

If you are in need of assistance, consult our staff directory, or dial 2-1-1 to connect with 211info and local resources.