JFCS and PRISM Food Shelf of Golden Valley have an operating partnership to extend the capacities of both social service agencies to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing financial hardship and/or food insecurity.
To ensure joyous celebrations, JFCS provides gifts and holiday ritual items to families and individuals in need during Chanukah and Passover. Individuals or families in need of holiday gifts must be referred to the Hag Sameach program.
This collaboration of JFCS and Jewish Family Service of St. Paul raises awareness of mental health issues, provides support for individuals and families, offers education on topics affecting all ages, and develops training for people who work with mental health issues. Much of this work is done through an annual conference on mental health.
The Inclusion Program coordinates community-wide efforts to raise awareness, provide consultation and help Jewish organizations understand how to eliminate barriers to facilitate meaningful participation and involvement for all people.