When families find the courage to open up and ask for help, we are there.
We are at your side.
Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO) is a non-profit organization established in South Florida in 1992 to serve abused and neglected children. JAFCO was created to fill an unmet need within the Jewish community and as a Jewish organization it is our privilege and pleasure to care for any child in need regardless of race, color, national origin, or religious affiliation.
In April of 2014 we opened our first expansion office, serving the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey communities. This office offers family strengthening support services, supervised visitation, and support groups for siblings and parents of children with special needs.
We are proud to be bringing our two decades of private foster care, adoption, and family strengthening experience to FamilyMatters. Our goal is to use our expertise in child welfare to work in collaboration with existing local agencies to provide an immediate, comprehensive, and cost-free response to a family in crisis while creating an additional safety net for children who are at risk of abuse, neglect, or abandonment.
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Meet the Team
Jill A. Lapensohn
Rebecca Salus Hodge, MSW
Director of Grants & Partnerships
Ellie Ettman, LPC
Director of Clinical Services
Kayla Jasper, MSW, LSW
Clinical Team Leader
Angel Benjamin, MS
Family Support Specialist
Office Manager/Development Assistant
Board of Trustees
Vice President & Treasurer
David H. Levy
Professional Affiliations, Licensure and Partners
The Jewish Disability Inclusion Consortium of Greater Philadelphia Philadelphia Jewish Domestic Violence Resource Consortium
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