Community Support Services
Providing stability and hope in tough times
JFCS offers a very robust, categorized list of resources for services available throughout greater Portland.
Click here for our comprehensive list of community resources.
For a printable list of local resources, click here.
For more information about Community Support Services (CSS), click here.
“Hello, how can we help you?”
JFCS’ intake manager, Zoe Muller, MSW, is way more than a friendly “hello” on the other end of a phone call or email response. She often is a client’s – or potential client’s – first point of contact when they get in touch seeking services and support.
“I strive to always remember that a person who calls is a person in need,” Zoe says. She assesses and evaluates callers’ requests and helps guide them to the right resource, be it to one of JFCS’ four programs – Holocaust Survivor Services, Disability Support Services, Community Support Services, or Counseling – or to an outside agency for optimal care coordination.
Jen’s family had fallen on tough times and turned to JFCS for help. Once back on solid footing, Jen returned to JFCS, this time as a donor. Watch the video above as she tells her story.
2021’s Thanksgiving Food Box program brightened the season for families and individuals of all ages, including greater Portland’s Holocaust Survivors. Our community partners and generous donations made it all possible. Enjoy the brief video above about our community coming together to feed more than 600 people!
Read our November newsletter here.
“I really like helping my mom and helping people get food.”