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Will you please join our on-going efforts to encounter increasingly challenging needs by making a gift to support our work?

For over 120 years, Jewish Family Services of Delaware has answered the collective call to help repair the world —Tikkun Olam—right here in Delaware. Neighbors helping neighbors.

Your generous support over the years has helped neighbors, friends, families and refugees repair their lives, relationships and communities. Our breath and scope of work have navigated an ever-changing landscape helping Delaware’s most vulnerable live full lives with all the support they need to thrive.

When you make a gift to support the work at JFS, you are directly supporting individuals who receive our services.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
JFS Receives Superstars in Business Award
On November 2 a group of team members from JFS attended the awards ceremony for the Superstars in Business Award at Hotel Du Pont. We were very humbled to receive the Superstars in Business Award in the non profit category from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce!

Click here to watch the video highlighting our services that was played at the awards ceremony!

JFS was also on the cover of the Delaware Business Magazine! The Chamber of Commerce featured JFS in the November/December issue and wrote about why we were awarded the Superstars in Business Award!

Click here to read the article, and here to download a PDF of the magazine.
JFS Presents Erica Wright Advocacy Award to Representative Debra Heffernan and Senator Sarah McBride
The Erica Wright Advocacy Award is granted annually to recognize a woman or women in Delaware who have demonstrated exceptional courage, resilience, and leadership, often at great personal risk and sacrifice.

Representative Heffernan and Senator McBride were chosen for their dedication and advocacy of the Healthy Delaware Families Act. This legislation ensures that Delawareans have access to paid time off when they need to care for themselves or their loved ones.

JFS presented the first annual Erica Wright Advocacy Award last year to Erica Wright, in loving memory. On May 7, 2021, the North Wilmington community experienced a profound loss when Metastatic Breast Cancer took our brave, generous friend and fierce advocate. Erica was instrumental and inspiring to all of us at JFS and Cancer Care Connection when merging our two organizations.

Click here to read more.
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GETTING INVOLVED:
We want to say a huge thank you to the Northern New Castle County Moms Demand Action Group for their donation to the Refugee Integration Support Effort (RISE) program!
Our Community Relations Manager, Vlad, gave an informational presentation at their monthly meeting, and their volunteers generously donated household items to help refugees in the RISE program.
If you're in a position to help our clients, please consider a donation to the JFS pantry! Click here for a list of needed items. 

Donations can be dropped off at JFS or ordered through Amazon and shipped directly to JFS. Our address is 99 Passmore Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. 
Our work is made possible by dedicated volunteers and donors like YOU! Click on the boxes below for information about how YOU can get involved in helping our neighbors, friends, and family thrive.
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:
  • Family Crisis Therapist
  • Licensed Social Worker in Wilmington
  • Licensed Social Worker in Lewes
  • Fellowship
Why JFS?
  • Full range of benefits
  • Flexible hours & location
  • Growth Opportunities & CEU's
  • Commitment to DEI
COMING UP/HAPPENING NOW:
Youth Anxiety Groups

Anxiety in youth and teens has doubled since the onset of the pandemic and is one of the most common mental health challenges leading parents to seek support for their children. JFS Delaware can help through evidence-based services.

In our Youth Anxiety programs, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify & reduce symptoms of anxiety 
  • Build confidence in coping with anxiety 
  • Use relaxation techniques
  • Challenge anxious thoughts
  • Build competence in problem solving

This is a FREE service.
Groups are taking place at multiple locations, including one at the JFS offices in Wilmington. Click here for more information about dates, locations, and how to register.
Maternal Mental Health

The Sonia Schorr Sloan Maternal Mental Health Program is a community-based, outpatient program which provides effective, evidence-based psychotherapy and maternal behavioral health care for people who experience pregnancy loss and/or perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).

Group sessions for the Sonia Schorr Sloan Maternal Mental Health Program will take place on the following dates:
- December 8 (Zoom)
- December 15 (In-person at JFS)

For more info, contact Morgan Schoeneberger at mschoeneberger@jfsdelaware.org or 302.650.6047
HIAS Women's Empowerment Group

HIAS Women's Empowerment Group is a six-month support group designed to empower, educate, and support women. There will be multiple groups in several different languages available.

Groups began the first week in October 2022 and run through March 2023. There are three sessions per month, with both virtual and in-person sessions available.

If interested, please contact Marsha Akoto at 
makoto@jfsdelaware.org. Provide your first and last name, and which language you are requesting.
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