We experienced unprecedented communal and global crises in recent years. JFCS is currently providing supportive crisis services in response to the 10/27 Synagogue Shooting, the Ukraine crisis, the Afghan refugee crisis, and the teen mental health crisis.
After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, family and friends residing in Pittsburgh sought help and support from JFCS Immigration Legal Services to secure a legal pathway for Ukrainians to relocate to the United States.
We will continue monitoring the events in Ukraine.
To learn more about JFCS Immigration Legal Services, visit jfcspgh.org/legal
When the United States evacuated from Afghanistan, Pittsburgh was identified as a resettlement location for new arrivals. Within weeks, JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services started resettling hundreds of people. It continues to be the largest resettlement initiative in US history.
With individuals and families arriving in the US without worldly possessions and with limited notification on the timeline of their arrivals, JFCS turned to the Greater Pittsburgh Community to assist with resettlement needs. As the initial relocation comes to a close, the resettlement and absorption process continues and the needs of new Afghan arrivals continue.
To learn more about JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services, visit jfcspgh.org/refugees.
To support JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services, donate at jfcspgh.org/donate.
After the 10/27 Synagogue Shooting at Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation building, JFCS committed to supporting bereaved and injured victims, their families and the greater community. As a member of the 10/27 Healing Partnership, JFCS offers counseling services alongside partner organizations.
The impact of the shooting will be felt for years to come. It is never too late to seek support.
In addition to trauma counseling and community support groups. JFCS also provides care navigation for each bereaved family and facilitates a support group for witnesses of the shooting.
To support JFCS Counseling Services, donate at jfcspgh.org/donate.
Teens are struggling. The past few years have brought unprecedented challenges impacting the mental health and wellbeing of young adults. Long wait lists, cost and insurance limit access to immediate treatment and support.
JFCS launched UpStreet as a brief support center for teens and young adults – ages 12-22 to provide barrier free mental health services to teens, young adults, their parents and caregivers. All services are free.
To learn more about UpStreet, visit upstreetpgh.org.
To support UpStreet, donate at jfcspgh.org/donate.