Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh

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About Us

Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh (JF&CS) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of children, families and adults of all ages throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area by providing psychological, employment and social services.

For more than 75 years, JF&CS has remained vital and relevant—and always available to respond, no matter how difficult the problem—by continuously adapting our programs and services to meet the changing needs of our dynamic population. We are known as a leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages.

Accreditations, Licenses and Memberships

  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Adoption, Foster Care and Private Child and Youth Services; and as a Home Care Registry
  • Recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals of the U.S. Department of Justice to provide immigration services to foreign-born individuals with limited financial resources
  • Recognized by the United Way of Allegheny County for Excellence in Health and Human Services
  • Member International Association of Jewish Vocational Services
  • Member Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies
  • National Affiliate Elder Support Network


We are a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and United Way of Allegheny County; and also receive funding from the government, foundations and generous individual and corporate contributors.

Client fees are based on a client's ability to pay. For more information on your particular situation, please contact us.


Jewish Family & Children’s Service takes pride in treating clients with respect and dignity. Protecting your personal information is as important to us as it is to you.

The federal law commonly known as HIPAA requires that we take additional steps to safeguard protected health information. Clinical clients will be provided with a Notice of Privacy Practices to review and sign.

Click here to view our privacy policy.


Jewish Family & Children's Service is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization providing social, psychological and employment services. Services are provided and referrals are made without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap or disability. Various programs have specific eligibility requirements that must be met for participation.


Behind the work of JF&CS is a team of talented, dedicated professionals, committed to careers in social work, therapy, case management, advocacy, fiscal management and more. But common amongst our diverse areas of expertise is our dedication to helping people.

Interested in joining our team? Contact JF&CS’s Career Development Center. The CDC facilitates all internal job postings and can connect you to additional career services and job search assistance.

For current JF&CS positions or for more information, contact Patrick Ferraro, CDC Employer Relations Consultant, at or 412-586-3728.

Community Resources

As an active member of Jewish Pittsburgh and the greater Pittsburgh philanthropic community, JF&CS is dedicated to collaborating with other agencies and connecting those in need to information and services.

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SHCFP, Franktuary partner for “No Menu Monday” event at Bar Marco
Join the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Franktuary for dinner at Bar Marco for a “No Menu Monday” event on November 17th from 5-11 p.m. A portion of the evening’s meal proceeds will benefit SHCFP! This No Menu Monday event is open to the public and is not to be missed. Click the link to learn more. We hope to see you there!
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Career Development Center to hold holiday career fair with Macy’s, 11/19
The Career Development Center (CDC) of JF&CS will hold a career fair with Macy’s for adults throughout the region on Wednesday, November 19th from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the CDC offices in Squirrel Hill. Registration is required. Click the link for more info.
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Workplace inclusion the focus of upcoming presentation for individuals with special needs
Workplace inclusion is the topic of an upcoming program co-presented by JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services (JRS) as part of an educational series called AIM: Support for Families of Individuals with Special Needs. The presentation, “Inclusion in the Workplace: Employment Support for Individuals with Disabilities” will be held on Tuesday, November 18, from 6-8 p.m. at The Children’s Institute. The presentation is free and open to the community and includes a light kosher meal at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information or to register, email or call 412-325‐0039.
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Central Scholarship applications now open!
Central Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year. One application gives you access to multiple community scholarships! Click the link below for more information.
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JF&CS Awards & Recognitions
Learn more about the many awards, honors and recognitions of JF&CS over the years.
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JF&CS 2012-2013 Annual Report available online
Our 2012-2013 Annual Report covers our agency’s fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013. Click to read about our agency's highlights and successes in our online version.
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Designate JF&CS
If you participate in the United Way or CFC campaigns, you can designate all or part of your gift to us. Our United Way agency code is 76, CFC is 95226.
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