When families find the courage to open up and ask for help, we are there. We are at your side.
FamilyMatters, A JAFCO Support Network, offers specialized case management and support services to assist families in times of crisis in Greater Philadelphia. We serve families who are facing the impact of trauma and challenges including: mental health and substance abuse issues, divorce and custody issues, grandparents or relatives caring for children, single parenthood, or raising children with special needs. We focus on strengthening and empowering families to overcome these challenges.

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Our Capital Campaign to power The Linda & Don Brodie FamilyMatters Center with the people and programs it needs to serve the children and families of our community.

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JAFCO’s mission is to provide care, safety and support to children and their families within the Jewish community and beyond who are impacted by abuse, neglect, trauma, or developmental disabilities…giving every child a place to belong.

JAFCO is also providing family preservation and support services to families in crisis and also those raising a child with a developmental disability in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Program Registration

Family Strengthening

Supervised Visitation

Children's Programs

SibShops™ The Sibling Support Program

Parent & Relative Caregiver Program

We are at your side.


When my family was in crisis, someone told me about JAFCO. I was apprehensive at first because I never heard of them and I have a hard time trusting people. Now, over a year later, they are still working with us and have been a vital part of us surviving this crisis. They have gone to court with me, helped me in the house and are available to just talk. They even brought the kids Hanukkah gifts. They have been amazing and a lifesaver to us.

Solomon M.
Philadephia, PA

We are truly grateful for the support you have offered us! The SibShop has definitely helped Sophie feel not alone. She is able to connect more deeply with her brother Mark and even made a new friend. They have had several playdates outside of the group and their friendship is growing in beautiful ways. We are so appreciative to you and your team and can’t thank you enough.

Sharon G.
King of Prussia, PA


Since working with JAFCO, a commitment has been made on my end to better the life of my son on the daily and for the future. To do this, I have also committed to following the guidance given by JAFCO, and other supports available. It takes a lot of perseverance and grit, looking at myself and what I need to change and learn in order to be the best mom my son needs and the woman he needs to see as a role model for his future self. Though setbacks happen along the way, there are changes being implemented all the time. Not all work, which is why we are grateful to have a network of regular support.

Susan F.
Havertown, PA


Thank goodness for your services! I am not sure in this case what we would have done without you.

David L.
Cherry Hill, NJ


Thank you so much for coming out to rescue me and being there to help. I couldn’t thank you enough but I’m so grateful for your services and support.

Stephanie Z.
Newtown, PA

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