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 help people through life's changes and challenges by providing psychological, employment and social services.

For 77 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.

For more information on community resources, visit:

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Watch our video highlighting our commitment to diversity and inclusion!
Learn more about how JF&CS is championing diversity and inclusion for everyone in our region.
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Volunteer opportunities at JF&CS
Help older adults remain active and independent in our community, stock shelves and help clients shop at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, practice English with refugees and more! Connect with your volunteer passion at JF&CS.
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TAKE ACTION: Support refugee & immigrant-owned businesses
Refugees and immigrants make our region's economy stronger. Consider supporting Pittsburgh's refugee and immigrant-owned businesses the next time you shop.
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TAKE ACTION: Guidance for conversations about refugees & immigrants
When talking with fellow community members, these talking points can help guide conversations about JF&CS’s work with refugees and legal immigrants in our region.
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TAKE ACTION: Donate now to support refugees and immigrants!
Your dollars directly help us provide support, services and resources for refugees and legal immigrants in our region. Your financial contributions are needed now more than ever.
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Take a look at our latest Annual Report!
The JF&CS 2015-2016 Annual Report tells you all about what we've been up to, complete with client stories, facts and figures, and more!
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