Although the Holocaust was over 70 years ago, there are still a fair number of survivors in our community needing a variety of services we can provide.  Just like the rest of our aging population, simple tasks become more difficult daily add to that the experiences suffered in the camps and the need is that much greater.  

JFS is the only social service agency in the county to provide Behavioral Health Services in clients homes instead of requiring them to come to an office.  We provide family support for caregivers so as to make them more involved in the aging process and understanding what is happening and why.  Of course we are focused on the care receiver so as to keep them in the loop as much as possible.  There are several training courses (12 weeks in duration) offered throughout the year for both groups.  We also have a Bereavement Support Groups for those trying to cope with a loss.  Contact us with any questions.

We have a staff of Licensed Clinical Social Workers who can reach out to those in need of one-on-one counseling.  This service is offered free to the client if they financially qualify.

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Through our volunteer outreach program we offer friendly visitor services we offer transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, etc..  In an effort to help keep the elderly remain in their homes, ​several clients take advantage of our volunteers to stop in for a visit or simply check in over the phone so they know they are not alone.

Our Mission Statement

A Tradition of Caring – A Commitment to Service

JFS provides in-home social work services for older adults, of all faiths, in the community who could not otherwise access more traditional office-based mental health services.

· In-Home Supportive Counseling and psychotherapy to seniors and their caregivers in their homes.  Treatment includes problems of mood, bereavement, family discord and other mental health issues.

· Assessment and Referral:  We evaluate mental health status, ability to perform activities of daily living, as well as information and referral to support services that include long range planning and evaluation of options.

· Caregiver Support:  We respond to the needs of caregivers.  We address the emotional, familial, interpersonal, and economic stressors that can lead to Caregiver Burnout.

· Educational/Support Groups for Caregivers:  Discovering that you are not alone is an enormous benefit.

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Jewish Family Services of Ulster County

280 Wall Street, Kingston, NY  12401