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Help our New American Program resettle refugees in Western Massachusetts!
Rooted in Jewish values, Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts provides exceptional social services to support individuals and families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
Our programs strengthen our community by strengthening the individual–from resettling refugee families, to supporting New Americans to become self-sufficient, counseling young adults through life’s transitions, equipping older adults to age well, protecting elders from abuse, leading caregiver support groups, and helping individuals enhance their Jewish connections.
Enriching the quality of life for individuals in the Jewish community of Western Massachusetts.
Serving the unique needs of older adults, their families, and/or caregivers.
Supporting individual and family resilience.
Helping refugees resettle and thrive in our community.
Citizenship & Immigration
Assisting immigrants and refugees to become US Citizens.
Engaging community members, offering internships, and placement for AmeriCorps staff, to help our newest neighbors succeed.
JFS Responds to State of Emergency
Become a JFS Volunteer Housing Host!
JFS Helps Prepare New American Youth for School!
JFS Offers Expanded Legal Services
To date this year, our New American Program has welcomed over 700 newcomers, the most we’ve ever served in a single year, including many in need of legal assistance. In response to the increasing demand, JFS is actively expanding its capacity to offer additional legal services. We have hired a summer paralegal who will be helping to file Employment Authorization Documents, Temporary Protected Status, Adjustment of Status, and other related immigration applications. In addition, our dedicated volunteer legal team is continuing to support the legal requirements of Afghan families. And through a recent collaboration with Western New England School of Law and Central West Justice we were thrilled to offer a series of TPS (Temporary Protected Status) clinics to assist Haitian families in urgent need of this service.
JFS Launches the Joe Dorison Memorial Bike Fund
Jewish Family Jam with Felicia Sloin!
Join our JFS Ride to Provide Team and Ride With Us on October 15th
How You Can Help
Everyday brings new Ukrainians and Haitians to JFS, in addition to our ongoing resettlement work welcoming refugees from other countries including Eritrea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala and Syria. While we aim to keep our storeroom supplies stocked, with the urgent influx of need, we are continually working to replenish our inventory.
- Help us replenish our supplies by purchasing items from our WISHLIST. Please designate delivery to JFS, 15 Lenox Street, Springfield, MA 01108, and add a gift receipt so that we can thank you! If you have any questions, call (413) 737-2601.
- Sign up to Volunteer! As we expand our programming, more support from the community is needed to help newly arriving refugee families! Click here to find a volunteer opportunity to fit your interests and schedule.
- We are seeking pro bono legal assistance to help our new clients become asylees.
Rooted in Jewish values, we provide exceptional social services to support individuals and families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.