Jewish Family & Children's Service

Mission

Strengthening the community by providing behavioral health, healthcare and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds.

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Honoring Community Through Generations

Every year JFCS touches the lives of more than 47,000 individuals regardless of age, gender, faith, race, ethnicity or economic status. Their programs are designed to assist clients to improve their ability to cope with difficult life circumstances, to assist parents to improve their emotional health and effectiveness as parents, and to increase clients' support systems and connections to community resources.

T.W. Lewis Foundation Support

JFCS Shelter Without Walls is a domestic violence program that serves women, men, and children who are struggling to maintain safety and independence. These families include those not living in shelters but need continued support, some who have not separated from their abuser and need assistance to do so, and those living independently but are struggling to remain that way. T.W. Lewis Foundation's support of Shelter Without Walls has allowed us to increase our staff to serve more victims of domestic violence.

Testimonial

"I am a fortunate survivor of domestic violence. Shelter Without Walls taught me that I have the right to say yes or no, and not feel guilty about it. I learned to have confidence, to believe in myself, to feel I can accomplish anything, to realize the abuse was not my fault. I feel I am a positive living proof of what Jewish Family & Children Service and Shelter Without Walls can do. I am eternally grateful for this charitable, giving organization that helped save my life."
- "Lucy", JFCS Shelter Without Walls client

Video

The JFCS Shelter Without Walls domestic violence program addresses the unmet needs of Maricopa County survivors of domestic violence and their children, female or male, who are residing outside of a shelter setting, and are struggling to attain and/or maintain safety and independence, whether or not still living with their abuser. Watch Adriana as she shares her story, and learn how JFCS and its Shelter Without Walls program helped get her out of her abusive relationship.