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Jewish Family and Child Service

Jewish Family and Child Service (Toronto)

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Description
COVID19  Office access limited; child protection services remain fully operational
  • consolidating all essential services at Central Branch | Lipa Green Centre, call 416-638-7800 or visit JF&CS website for service information and updates 
  • all programs operating remotely and/or in-person
  • virtual group programming available by Zoom
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Range of services for persons with social and emotional problems, including counselling, information and referrals
  • support groups
  • parenting, mental health and wellness programs and workshops
  • supports for assaulted women
  • supplementary financial assistance program
  • Pathways to Employment in partnership with JVS Toronto
  • chaplaincy services
  • in-home palliative care program
  • Restitution Services for Holocaust Survivors
  • Holocaust Survivor Emergency Funding
  • Café Europa -- monthly group for Holocaust survivors in partnership with Bernard Betel (see separate entry)
  • English conversation café for new immigrants
  • Homelessness Prevention Program
  • speakers
  • all services confidential
Children 
Operates as a Children's Aid Society (Jewish community) and family services agency
  • investigating allegations of child neglect and abuse
  • child protection services
  • adoption and foster home services and recruitment (call 416-638-7800 for details)
  • file and adoption disclosure
  • counselling
  • big brothers and big sisters program
  • homework club
  • school outreach counselling program
  • Family Resource Centres for pre-school and caregivers (see separate listings)
Families   
Includes individual, couple, family and group counselling, family life education and life skills programs
  • financial assistance combined with poverty reduction counselling for persons on social assistance
  • assistance maximizing benefits and entitlements, and finding employment and accommodation
  • support for families with special needs children
Woman abuse 
Includes counselling, emergency financial assistance, and support groups
  • Here to Help group program for children (and their mothers) exposed to domestic abuse
  • community outreach
Eligibility
Open to all; focus on Jewish community

Residency Requirements: Child Protection: City of Toronto and York Region; all other services: GTA and surrounding areas
Application Process
For information on providing foster care, call above number or Homes for Kids at 1-877-587-5437 (1-877-587-KIDS)
Toll Free
1-800-404-1393
Office
416-638-7800
Fax
416-638-7943
Website
Visit Website
Email
info@jfandcs.com
Mailing Address
4600 Bathurst St
1st Floor
Toronto, ON, M2R 3V3
Canada
Languages
English, French, Hebrew, Russian
Fees
Sliding scale based on ability to pay; some free services
Accessibility
Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator - braille and lowered buttons ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Agency Information
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Last Updated On
April 29, 2021
Address
4600 Bathurst St, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON, M2R 3V3
Jewish Family and Child Services Site Location: Lipa Green Centre;
Cross street: Bathurst St and Sheppard Ave W;

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Hours of Operation
Open 24/7
Office Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm; child protection Mon-Sun 24 hours: on-call social worker available after hours for any child protection emergencies, call 1-800-404-1393; all calls received by Emergency After Hours worker returned within 1 hour
Service Area(s)
Toronto