WHO WE ARE
In a world of stress, health challenges, and disconnected families, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) of Greater Mercer County offers the most comprehensive social services in central New Jersey for people of all ages and backgrounds. The agency provides help, hope, and healing with high-quality programs and clinical services.
JFCS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service agency that strengthens individuals and families by empowering people to care for themselves and others. This is accomplished through a wide range of high quality social services and programs including therapy, information and referral, support, education and advocacy. By combining contemporary clinical skills with values of charity, righteousness and compassion, Jewish Family & Children’s Service seeks to assist families with many of life’s toughest challenges. Since 1937, our agency has served those in need in Greater Mercer County.
Our clients represent the diverse population of the Greater Mercer County region. JFCS is proud to provide services to individuals and families of any age, background or income level.
We are one of the few counseling agencies in the area to accept Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured individuals and a broad selection of private insurance plans to ensure those who need a place to turn have access to professional, confidential mental health support. JFCS also provides counseling and case management in Spanish meeting the needs of undeserved populations, specifically for mental health concerns.
Senior programs are tailored to meet the needs of older adults entering their golden years – from those still maintaining active lifestyles, to those considering accommodations to age in their homes, to those facing limited resources but growing care needs – JFCS serves them all.
Family Resources are available to our neighbors most in need, including an on-site health food pantry and a wide network of community partnerships in order to link clients with the appropriate resources.
Michelle Napell, Executive Director
Beverly Mishkin, LCSW, Director of Case Management & Senior Services
Shirley Bellardo, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services
The JFCS team includes not only professional, trained employees but a vast network of talented volunteers that help deliver programs and services to our clients.
Our clinical counseling staff are licensed social workers (LSW) and licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) certified to provide counseling in the state of New Jersey. Our clinicians receive regular training in current techniques and mental health and social issues to ensure they are delivering the best care possible to clients. The JFCS Senior Services staff includes care managers who are also LSWs and LCSWs helping deliver compassionate and professional care to our seniors.
The JFCS Mobile Food Pantry Truck will be bringing the resources of the JFCS brick-and-mortar pantry to distribution sites in Mercer County beginning January 2020! The truck (16-feet) will be a healthy-choice food pantry that will help those most in need in Mercer County. We are seeking a responsible part-time driver (15- 20 hours per week; some evenings) with a good driving record to drive the truck as well as to help with stocking and food distribution. For more details about the position CLICK HERE!