JFS Celebrates 170 Years

Jewish Family Services has been Transforming Lives and Strengthening our Community in Richmond since 1849!

JFS Adoption. A young couple thinking about their future while awaiting an adoption.

Adoption Lunch & Learn

Free Adoption Workshop!

Wednesday, February 20 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Contact [email protected] to RSVP.

Thank You

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

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What is Public Guardianship?

By admin | April 2, 2015

Charlotte Bowen, BSW, is the JFS Public Guardianship coordinator. She graduated from VCU with a Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2005.  Prior to employment with JFS,  Charlotte spent three years working with adults with intellectual disabilities in residential facilities in the community, as well as working with adolescents at the Mayor’s Youth Academy Jr. summer […]


A book list for adoptive families

By admin | March 12, 2015

For many families, helping your child understand what it means to be adopted can be challenging. Other parents are a great resource, but books are also a great tool for parents and kids.  Adoption books can be a means to help children understand adoption and process their emotions.  There are many age-appropriate books to assist children […]


Have an appetite for knowledge?

By admin | February 10, 2015

  JFS is excited for the debut of our new speaker series in partnership the Weinstein JCC, “Food for Thought.”  The series brings experts in aging, from a variety of professions and fields, together to share their unique advice and experience.  Food for Thought will ignite conversation and arm people with all the information to […]


You are not alone in this: Senior Isolation

By admin | January 29, 2015

  A Silent Threat: When thinking about the issues that negatively impact our aging population; many might first think of physical issues.  However, one of the most critical concerns facing older individuals is a simpler one: loneliness.  Some studies indicate that as many as 1 in 3 seniors report being chronically lonely. This can have […]


First…a little history!

By admin | January 2, 2015

Jewish Family Services has been a part of the Richmond community for so long, it’s almost impossible to imagine the city without its presence. 165 years, a span of several lifetimes in America’s history marked by several wars, technological expansion, and growing diversity. During this time Jewish Family Services has become an ingrained part of the […]