About

For 80 years, Jewish Family Service Agency (JFSA) has been providing opportunities to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We are a social service organization that offers a continuum of services for individuals and families at all ages and stages of life in the Jewish and wider community. Our 5 departments are Family and Adult Resources, Seniors, Counselling Services, Employment Services and Immigrant Resettlement.

Vision

JFSA will be a leader in the Jewish and broader communities, transforming the lives of individuals and families through quality services and innovative programming that responds to evolving community needs.

Mission

Guided by the wisdom and values of our Jewish tradition, JFSA delivers a continuum of social services to  individuals and families of all ages and stages of life, supporting them to live healthy and productive lives.

Values

Compassion Respect Dignity Collaboration
Diversity Dialogue Accountability

Impact

Over the past year, through a broad array of services, JFSA supported over 2,000 individuals from infancy through older age to thrive in the community.  We are proud to have been able to:

  • Provide over $225,000 in food vouchers
  • Support 283 individuals per month through the Jewish Food Bank
  • Direct financial aid and housing support
  • Deliver 23,809 hours of home care support for seniors
  • Assist 200 seniors and adult children of seniors with information, counselling, referral
  • Provide financial aid and home support services to 98 Holocaust survivors
  • Organize 65 congregrate lunch and holiday programs for seniors
  • Offer support with employment services to 150 clients, including immigrants and local community members, and reach out to 180 employers to secure job interview opportunities
  • Assist 200 new and former immigrants with resettlement and integration services and programs
  • Provide outreach and counselling to over 40 at-risk youth and their families
  • Support 300 individuals with subsidised professional therapy services through the West Coast Wellness Group

Jewish Family Service Agency’s Charitable Registration #: 107534794RR0001

JFSA is affiliated with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and adheres to the Association’s Donor Bill of Rights.

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JFSA receives financial support from the United Way of the Lower Mainland: