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Jewish Family and Child Service

Jewish Family and Child Service (Toronto Central Branch)

Multiservice agency providing a range of services for people with social and emotional problems, including counselling, information and referrals, supplementary financial assistance program (government assistance recipients), support groups, supports for assaulted women, in-home palliative care program, English conversation café for new immigrants, homelessness prevention program, and parenting, mental health and wellness programs and workshops
  • Pathways to Employment in partnership with JVS Toronto
  • Restitution Services for Holocaust Survivors
  • Holocaust Survivor Emergency Funding
  • chaplaincy services
  • speakers
  • all services confidential
Café Europa monthly group for Holocaust survivors in partnership with Bernard Betel (see separate listing)

Jewish child protective and family services investigates allegations of child neglect and abuse
  • adoption and foster home services and recruitment
  • file and adoption disclosure
  • counselling
  • big brothers and big sisters program
  • homework club
  • school outreach counselling program
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
  • Family Resource Centres for pre-school and caregivers (see separate listings)
Woman Abuse Program
Individual and group counselling, crisis intervention, emergency financial assistance, and support groups
  • Here to Help group program for children and their mothers
  • advocacy and community outreach
  • education and consultation
  • referrals
Most services open to all with focus on Jewish community

Residency Requirements: Child Protection: City of Toronto and York Region; all other services: GTA and surrounding areas
Application Process
To report child abuse or neglect, call 416-638-7800 for assistance; for information on providing foster care, call or visit website
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Mailing Address
Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St
1st Floor
Toronto, ON, M2R 3V3
English, French, Hebrew, Russian
Sliding scale based on ability to pay; some free services
Documents Required
May vary; contact for information
Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator - braille and lowered buttons ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
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Last Updated On
March 28, 2023
Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst St, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON, M2R 3V3
Cross street: Bathurst St and Sheppard Ave W
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Hours of Operation
Open 24/7
Child protection services Mon-Sun 24 hours; office Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm
Service Area(s)
Greater Toronto Area