Mission & History

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Mission & History


Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a nonprofit, social service organization that supports all Utahns as they navigate life’s challenges. Since 1872, JFS has strengthened individuals and families of all backgrounds through counseling, advocacy, care management, and community education.

JFS is one of the only agencies along the Wasatch Front offering these services to those in need on a sliding fee scale, meaning we assist all people regardless of ability to pay. Whether offering affordable mental health counseling to individuals and families, resources and comfort to older adults and their caregivers, or being that safety net for those in financial distress via emergency assistance and food pantry, JFS' highly qualified professional staff strives to provide the best programs and services for all, regardless of denomination.

Jewish Family Service has been caring for all since 1872 and JFS continues to play a critical role in our community. We care for the poor, the elderly, and the sick and we help prevent people from falling through the cracks. Our funders make it possible for those who cannot afford or easily access services to receive urgently vital help today.