We are proud to say that, for a century, we have been "family" to tens of thousands of people in the Jewish and general communities. We provide a full spectrum of programs and services that are career- and community-oriented to address the crucial needs of the thousands of people who seek our help every year.
We offer services for people in every stage of life and every walk of life. Inspired by the wisdom and values of our tradition, Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) supports people of all backgrounds to reach their full potential.
JFCS began in 1910. Then known as the Associated Jewish Charities of Minneapolis, the agency assisted the rising tide of Eastern European Jewish émigrés resettling in the Minneapolis area. Through the efforts of the Board of Directors and other volunteers, pioneering new Americans received financial and employment assistance, along with medical care.
Since then, JFCS has expanded its staff from one to more than 130 people. What was once a handful of volunteers now numbers over 900.
We look forward to being here for you, whenever you need us, for many years to come.
People : We recognize the unique qualities of our clients, staff, volunteers, contributors and community.
Compassion : We nurture and treat people with understanding and respect.
Empowerment : We help people identify and maximize their strengths and potential.
Integrity : We operate in a professional manner and provide high-quality services in an ethical and responsible fashion.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis is the first place people choose for help, to volunteer, to donate, and to work.