JFCS Senior Center Opening January 22 We are proud to introduce Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida (JFCS), formerly known as Jewish Family Services. JFCS is a non-sectarian social service agency providing services to individuals and families in Collier and southern Lee Counties. On November 22, 2011 JFCS became a registered Florida non-profit corporation. We know that many of you are familiar with the work of the Jewish social service agency in your home community, but may not be fully aware of what has been happening right here, in Collier County.

Jewish Family & Community Services is often referred to as "the best kept secret". This is partially due to the fact that so much of what we do is of a highly confidential nature, such as our mental health services. Or, because we help people handle challenges that are not easily talked about in social settings, such as domestic abuse, financial hardship, relationship problems and substance abuse, just to name a few. And, in places like Marco Island and Naples, the resort communities of southwest Florida, who can even imagine that our friends and neighbors face the kinds of challenges that require the assistance of Jewish Family & Community Services? However, experiencing the pain of losing a life-long partner, needing guidance parenting an adolescent or even needing assistance choosing a home health care agency is unrelated to income. Jewish Family & Community Services thinks of the people we help as "having needs", which is different from defining our constituents as "needy". The problems that we address cut across all socioeconomic lines.

As you read through what Jewish Family & Community Services has done over the past year, think about whether you, or someone you know, have ever experienced similar challenges. Then think about how fortunate our community is to have Jewish Family & Community Services here to help!


The following items are needed in our food pantry:

  • Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, relishes
  • Tomato Sauces
  • Jellies
  • Coffee, teas
  • Rice
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned Chicken, Canned Salmon
  • Cereals
  • Tissues, Toilet paper, shampoo
  • Napkins
  • Hearty Soups
  • Crackers, Cookies
  • Ziti pastas
  • Nuts of any kind

Thank you for your generosity!

At JFCS, we help Jewish Families by Providing the Support You Need

It is easy to support JFCS through our website. Just click on the Donate button below or on the bottom of each page!

Jackie Faffer
Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, President / CEO
Naples Daily News Person of the Year 2013

Dr. Faffer nominated for Naples Daily News 2013 Person of the Year
Florida Weekly article on JFCS Senior Center

Florida Weekly talks about
the new JFCS Senior Center

Dr. Faffer from the June 2013 Federation Star
Dr. Faffer from the February 2014
Federation Star

JFCS Newsletter
JFCS Winter 2014 Newsletter

LCA Senior Needs Assessment

Naples Area Senior Needs Assessment

See the archived Federation Stars here, along with other past news and announcements.