About Us

Watch how we are making a difference for people in our community:

Andy and JFCS from Ken Klein on Vimeo (above).

Our Mission

Since 1947, Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS) has served the greater Portland area through our mission: Guided by the wisdom and values of our tradition, JFCS provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families, and children in the Jewish and general communities.

We partner in the community to help our most vulnerable residents, including seniors, people with disabilities, and individuals and families who lack basic necessities. JFCS offers compassionate wraparound services that help people thrive by fostering their physical, mental, and financial well-being.

Our Vision

We envision a Portland in which everyone receives the help they need to lead happy, productive lives, and where JFCS is a trusted source of care and support meeting diverse, changing needs.

Our Values

Tradition

We honor and are guided by traditional Jewish values:
TIKKUN OLAM to make the world a better place
GEMILUT CHASADIM to act with kindness toward those in need
TZEDAKAH to act charitably

Respect

We treat everyone we serve with dignity and respect and strive to help people achieve self-sufficiency.

Compassion

We are sensitive to the cultural backgrounds, situations, and needs of the people we serve.

Excellence

We are committed to providing excellent programs and services.

Accountability

We are accountable to our clients and the community for the programs and services we provide.

Collaboration

We collaborate with others in our community to broaden our reach and effectiveness.