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Adoption Lunch & Learn

Adoption Workshop - Free Admission

Join us Wednesday, February 21 from Noon until 1:00 pm at JFS Office.

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We're honored to be awarded the 2015 Distinguished Merit Citation by the VCIC

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EnRich for Life

January 22, 11:30am - 2pm

EnRich for Life continues January 22 at the Weinstein JCC.

Caregiver Support Group

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JFS Achieves COA Certification

By Maya Barnett | December 6, 2017

  Jewish Family Services provides Richmond’s highest quality Care, Counseling and Adoption services. One way we ensure all JFS services do not simply meet, but exceed,  industry standards is through our accreditation by the Counsel on Accreditation (COA). COA is an independent organization, separate from the government, that ensures all of our programs and services […]


Giving Tuesday

By Maya Barnett | November 28, 2017

Today is the sixth annual Giving Tuesday, a day of giving created in the spirit of Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday charitable season. JFS has been serving the Richmond community for over 168 years. Our programs are rooted in the belief that everyone is entitled to services that enrich their life and elevate their […]


Adoption First Language

By Jay White | November 8, 2017

The words we use when communicating have value. They not only convey fact, but they evoke feeling. Using positive adoption language helps to dispel adoption myths, emphasize the importance of family and reflect the true nature of adoption. By using accurate adoption language we help educate others and diminish the misconceptions of adoption. Terms to […]


Thanksgiving Card Project

By Jay White | November 7, 2017

Today Joaquin Torres of Mr. Christopher Kresge’s class at Echo Lake Elementary presented JFS with a set of festive handmade greeting cards for the annual Evens Fund Thanksgiving gift card project. This project is done in conjunction with donations from the Evens Food Fund via the Richmond Jewish Federation. The funds are used to buy […]


JFS Welcomes Anna Cameron, LCSW

By Jay White | October 18, 2017

Jewish Family Services is proud to announce our newest counseling clinician, Anna Cameron. Anna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and holds a certificate in early childhood education from VCU. Anna comes to JFS with 13 years of clinical experience and 11 years of program management. Anna has experience addressing issues with abuse and […]


Telephone Reassurance Volunteers

By Jay White | October 4, 2017

For almost 50 years the Telephone Reassurance (TR) Program at JFS Richmond has provided security and socialization for older adults across the Greater Richmond Area.  The program first started when the late Anne Lane, former JFS Executive Director, recognized that elder care was and would be a growing concern in the community. Since then, every […]


Social Connection, a Public Health Priority

By Jay White | September 26, 2017

A recent scientific study by Julianne Holt-Lunstad, David A. Sbarra, and Theodore F. Robles has indicated that being embedded in high-quality close relationships and feeling socially connected to the people in one’s life is associated with decreased risk for all-cause mortality as well as a range of disease morbidities. These findings provide evidence that social […]


JFS Congratulates its Second Cohort of PCA Graduates

By Jay White | September 5, 2017

Our most recent cohort of the JFS Personal Care Aide (PCA) School graduated two students on August 30th.  Friends and family of the graduates, as well as JFS staff, gathered to honor their accomplishment.  The JFS PCA School is two weeks and over 40 hours of curriculum and skills acquisition on how to effectively perform […]


New research gives hope for those battling mental health issues

By Jay White | September 1, 2017

Over the past decade mental illness has become less stigmatized and now most of us know at least one person who has struggled with a mental illness. For some time, epidemiologists have known that at any given point roughly 20 to 25 percent of the population suffers from a mental disorder. A recent long-term study […]