Community Care and Support Programs

The following Community Care and Support Programs can be contacted at (212) 632-4500 or info@jcprograms.org

The New York City Self-Help Center provides telephone referrals to callers seeking self-help mutual support groups in New York City on a range of topics and provides technical assistance to develop and sustain self-help groups. Call 212-586-5770.

Jewish Family Life Education (JFLE) offers workshops, presentations and interactive community projects to help participants more effectively manage life-cycle issues, such as those related to parenting, adolescence, singlehood, and aging. JFLE provides practical "tools," opportunities to connect with a supportive peer group, and ways to explore one's Jewish identity and make use of Jewish values, traditions and rituals.

Through our Partners in Caring (PIC) program, a UJA-Federation of NY initiative, we assign a qualified and experienced social worker to the synagogue, JCC, school or other Jewish institution. The social worker provides consultation, training and direct social work services to the institution's entire synagogue community, including staff, lay leaders, volunteers and members. The social worker offers members crisis intervention, time-limited counseling, case management, information & referral, mutual support groups (such as bereavement, caregivers, and single parent), and community education programs. Our Partners in Caring (PIC): Support for Older Adults program social workers offer support to older adults, their families and their synagogues in the Mid and Northern Brooklyn communities.

Drawing from our Mitnadvim youth volunteerism projects, we can consult with Jewish day schools, Hillel's, synagogue youth groups, and supplemental Hebrew schools about volunteer service, social action and environmental projects that derive from Jewish values. All of our JFLE activities help participants draw strength and resilience from the wealth of Jewish resources, what we have called Living Torah Values.

Support for Recently Separated and/or Divorced helps those who are recently separated or divorced manage their new life circumstances, through support groups, workshops and social events.

The Genesis Project for Single Parent Families helps parents and children handle the stresses of single parent family life and find strength and community through support groups, workshops, projects and social activities.

Under the Same Tent offers opportunities for Black, Asian, Latino, or mixed-race Jews to meet each other, to talk about common experiences, and to build a broader community. Through affinity groups and other in-person gatherings, young adults, parents and couples both seek and offer support. These groups are offered in partnership with Be'chol Lashon.

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