Driven by compassion.
Leading through innovation.
Guided by Jewish values.
Welcome to Jewish Family Service Houston (JFS). Established in 1913, we are a premiere social service agency dedicated to transforming the lives of individuals, families and communities. JFS Houston serves members of the Jewish community as well as individuals of all faiths and backgrounds. We invite you to learn more about our compassion, innovation and the values that guide our work.
We focus on strengthening family life, laying the foundation for self-sufficiency and improving both the social and economic conditions of our clients.
The Mission of Jewish Family Service is to transform lives by empowering individuals, families and communities — driven by compassion, leading through innovation, guided by Jewish values.
Our vision is to be a trusted community partner that is welcoming to all and directly responds to existing and emerging needs in a compassionate, professional and innovative manner.
We support individuals, couples and families to help them achieve their full potential.
We are committed to seeking systemic solutions to the challenges our clients face through evidence-based solutions that are scalable and replicable.
JFS High Impact Programs include:
Gloria Ribnick, the most senior staff member at JFS Houston, is the archivist of the agency's milestones.