Jewish Family & Child Service: Stability and hope. 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

Surrounding our community with care

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Counseling team


Meeting you where you are

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Thanksgiving program volunteers

Community Support Services

Providing stability & hope in tough times

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Disability Support Services

Access for all abilities

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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. This group meets many Fridays at 10am on Zoom.

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. This group meets on Zoom the first Friday of every month. Click here to learn more.

Parent Support Group:

Navigating Your Children’s Mental Health Challenges

Join us the first Monday of each month to connect with other parents experiencing similar challenges and to learn more about relevant topics relating to mental health in children and youth. 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. This group meets on Zoom the second Tuesday of every month. Click here to learn more.

Dates, zoom links and more details provided at link below.

Click here to learn more about our Parent Support Group.

Thank you to all who attended our inaugural Disability Empowerment Hour. Your voice matters: We would love to hear from you. Please click here to complete a survey to share your ideas for the Disability Support Services program.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, in partnership with Brandeis University, conducted a survey about Jews and Jewish life in Oregon. KGW’s “Straight Talk” interviewed Marc Blattner, the Federation’s CEO, and Mindy Zeitzer, Federation board chair, about study results. Click the video above to watch and listen to their conversation, including its emphasis on community members’ need for mental-health care. Click here to learn about JFCS’ Counseling offerings.

Read our September newsletter here.

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.

Click here for a comprehensive list of community resources.


Here for all

JFCS is here for all. Learn more about our commitment to DEIA: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility.