Our services have been making a difference in Northeastern Pennsylvania for over 100 years. Some of the services offered include:

JFS Service Highlights for  2014/2014

  • Celebrated the 100th Annual Meeting as one of the primary human service organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Completed total office renovations, doubling our space and allowing for expansion of our programs and services.
  • Established new position, Coordinator of Marketing and Development, to help implement a marketing, fundraising and communication plan that supports the mission, vision & goals of the organization.
  • Provided food and other necessary household items to the hungry here at home, with 50 pantry visits to The Mae S. Gelb Kosher Food Pantry.
  • Assisted individuals and families in crises with critical financial support and emergency services.
  • Ten individuals were provided Guardianship of Person Services through a contract with the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging.
  • Provided mental health services to 290 individuals, couples and families experiencing challenges in their daily living.
  • A collaborative effort between JFS, the Scranton District Dental Society and Fortis Institute provided over $33,594.00 worth of free dental care for eligible Lackawanna County residents who are uninsured and unable to afford dental treatment.
  • Provided regional Holocaust Survivors over $3,338 in financial assistance with monies received from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Emergency Assistance Program.
  • Partnered with Catherine McAuley Center Transitional Housing Programs to provide monthly support groups for previously homeless single women and mothers in need of support and assistance in becoming self-reliant.
  • Maintained the highest national standards of professional performance as required by the Council on Accreditation valid through December 2017.
  • Dedicated volunteers delivered 3,994 Kosher Meals on Wheels to frail and homebound elderly.
  • Provided case management for 34 Older Adults in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Wayne counties to maximize their independence, health and safety.
  • Passover holiday assistance helped provide traditional Passover foods to over 136 adults and 157 children in our community.

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