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 Outpatient Counseling; and 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. Some programs are offered free of charge. As a licensed outpatient mental health facility and approved service provider for most insurance and managed care plans, certain services may be covered under your plans. 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.
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 email@example.com or 412-586-3728.
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.
For more information on community resources, visit:
Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Directory
Comprehensive guide to Jewish Pittsburgh, including listings for a wide range of social service agencies, community organizations, educational institutions and more.
- United Way’s Pennsylvania 2-1-1
Information and resource hub connecting you to community, health and disaster services in 11 counties in southwest PA.