Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh

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Special Needs

One of ten American families has a member with a physical or developmental disability. That disability affects every other member of the family.

If your family faces this challenge, Jewish Family & Children's Service can help. Through our Special Needs Services, you'll have one-on-one access to an experienced, compassionate advocate who can help you navigate the legal, medical and educational systems that can be overwhelming to confront alone.

From physical disabilities that impair mobility, to behavioral issues related to ADHD and developmental disorders like autism, each disability presents its own set of challenges unique to you and your family. At Special Needs Services, we provide resources for dealing with various diagnoses.

We work with families to ensure that children, teens and adults with special needs receive access to all benefits, services and programs to which they are entitled. We offer information and referral services, counseling and support groups, advocacy, community outreach programming and more.

Publications like Connections, a seasonal newsletter offering information for a Jewish community that includes individuals with disabilities and special needs, present valuable news, interviews and upcoming events. Click here to read the latest edition.

Information and Referral

We provide support and practical assistance and guide you through the process of connecting with a wide range of resources.

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Advocacy & Community Education

It is our goal to advance the quality of life, dignity, equality, self-determination and freedom of choice of persons with disabilities. We will work with you to ensure that you have access to activities, services and benefits to which you are entitled. And we work with community-based organizations to inspire understanding, inclusion and change.

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Counseling & Support Groups

To help alleviate anxiety and empower you to take control, we offer individualized counseling and support group services.

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Contact Us

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Executive Order on Refugees
JF&CS has resettled refugees for decades. The new Executive Order regarding refugees directly affects us and our clients.
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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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JF&CS 2014-2015 Annual Report available online
Our 2014-2015 Annual Report covers our agency’s fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015. Click to read about our agency's highlights and successes in our online version.
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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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JF&CS Awards & Recognitions
Learn more about the many awards, honors and recognitions of JF&CS over the years.
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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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