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February is often celebrated as the month of love and at JFS Delaware, love is shown and expressed every day in many ways.

  • Volunteers demonstrate countless acts of service
  • Donors share gifts generously
  • Clients receive personalized support and words of affirmation as they navigate challenges
  • Partners continue to collaborate with JFS to meet community needs

No matter how you express your love, know that our hearts are full. Thank you for helping JFS and those we serve THRIVE.
Read below for program updates and what to look forward to with JFS.
Updates from the Refugee Integration Support Effort (RISE)
Since August 2021, JFS Case Managers and our team of over 200 volunteers have done an outstanding job of collaborating to ensure the refugees we welcome have the support and resources they need to successfully make Delaware their home.
Some refugees experienced their first snow this past month. Here, a volunteer helps a child build her first snowman!
View this 10-minute interview with Teleduction, including updates about our recent efforts and collaborations.
With over 70 individuals from countries including Sudan, Rwanda, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Turkey, the outpouring of support from volunteers, donors, partners, congregations, and local businesses has made a big difference for these families. They are well on their way to self-sufficiency.

We are pleased to share some recent accomplishments and updates:

  • Families are working on their English language skills with support and tutoring from community partners including Literacy Delaware, the University of Delaware’s English Language Institute, Christina Adult Education’s Literacy Program, and many others.
  • Individuals have been hired by employers including Amazon, an HVAC business, and food services.
  • Driving permits are being earned by many; one man passed his exam and now has a driver’s license...and bought a car!
  • Children are enrolled and succeeding in school; some are receiving additional support from the state’s Head Start program.
  • One family welcomed a new baby boy in January!
  • Refugees are overcoming the challenges and trauma associated with resettlement, developing emotional resilience, and building trust with JFS staff and volunteers.
  • Every refugee family has a Circle of Care (a group of 8-15 volunteers) dedicated to helping them navigate each aspect of their resettlement and build a network of connections in our community.

THANK YOU to everyone who continues to support our RISE program and make these moments of joy and success possible.
February Celebrations!
On the 4th, JFS and Cancer Care Connection celebrated World Cancer Day, which focused on "closing the care gap" and health equity.
On the 18th, we applauded the caregivers who trust JFS to be part of their lives. Check out the full post with statistics about caregiving!
On the 20th we shared the values and priorities of our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee for Social Justice Day.
Follow JFS on social media for more celebrations & updates:
Blog & News
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Additional sessions are being planned! Contact JFS at 302-478-9411 ext. 306 to express your interest and get more information.

JFS will no longer require masks to be worn in our offices; however, we request those who are unvaccinated to continue wearing masks. JFS has resumed in-office services and will continue providing telehealth options. [read more]
Join Our Team

We are looking for passionate, energized, and skilled professionals who share our goals and values and want to make a meaningful difference every day.
Job Openings:
  • NEW POSITION! Community Engagement Specialist
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Master's Level Counselor
Why JFS?
  • Full range of benefits
  • Flexible hours & location
  • Growth Opportunities & CEU's
  • Commitment to DEI

JFS Memory Café
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12:45-2:15PM
Upcoming Dates: March 1 & 15
Activities for individuals experiencing memory changes and their caregivers.
Hosted at the Siegel JCC, in partnership with Ivy Gables Senior Living.
RSVP to memorycafe@jfsdelaware.org or 302-478-9411
Do More 24
March 3-4, 6PM-6PM
Support JFS on Delaware's 24-hour day of giving to increase our impact and help our community thrive.

Visit JFS' Page and set a reminder to give!
Childbirth Education Series
Mondays & Wednesdays from 6-8PM
Next session begins March 14, multiple sessions offered!
Hosted at JFS' Wilmington Office (99 Passmore Rd)

A 4-part series, taught by Rachel Burroughs, a certified Doula and Childbirth Educator of Birth In Full Bloom LLC. Classes are recommended for expecting parents and partners who are 30-35 weeks into their pregnancy. 
See session dates and register online at www.birthinfullbloom.com/classes
Jewish Family Services of Delaware (JFS) is a nonprofit human services agency with a mission to strengthen individuals, families, and the community by providing counseling and support services. With an interdisciplinary and innovative approach, we combine talent, expertise, and leadership to make our robust therapeutic and support services available to everyone, regardless of religion, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or special need.
99 Passmore Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

20684 John J Williams Hwy, Suite 4
Lewes, DE 19958

(302) 478-9411