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What is Jewish Family & Children’s Service?
Jewish Family and Children’s Service is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to strengthening the community through high-quality behavioral health and social services to children, families and adults.
Do you serve only the Jewish community?
No. While JFCS is based on core Jewish values, we believe these values, such as community, continuity of the generations and justice, transcend faith. A number of our programs are specific to individuals of Jewish faith, but our central services — Behavioral Health, Child & Family Solutions and Older Adult programs — serve those in need regardless of religious background.
How many people do you serve?
In 2012, we served over 34,000 people in Maricopa County.
What are your funding sources?
JFCS receives most of its funding from the Regional Behavioral Health Authority and the Department of Economic Security (which oversees Child Protective Services). Corporations, foundations and individual donors also provide valuable support, which is needed now more than ever due to reduced funding from government agencies. In addition, JFCS is a primary partner of the Valley of the Sun United Way and a strategic partner of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix.
How can individuals donate to JFCS?
Individuals may donate online at www.jfcsaz.org/donate or mail a check to JFCS at 4747 N. 7th Street, Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Any number of planned-giving tools may also be utilized to help sustain Jewish Family & Children’s Service for the long term.
Are there any tax benefits?
In addition to receiving a tax deduction for your contributions, you may also be eligible for a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. Arizona State Law A.R.S. 43-1088 includes provisions for Arizona residents to obtain up to a $200 tax credit for qualifying contributions made to JFCS. Married couples filing jointly may qualify for up to a 400 tax credit, meaning the donation ends up costing nothing.
How can individuals volunteer?
To get involved, go to www.jfcsaz.org/volunteer or call Jody Goldman at 602-452-4614 to learn more about specific opportunities to help out.