Join A Chapter

Getting involved with your local chapter offers you a wonderful opportunity that will not only allow you to provide more support for the beautiful children and families of FamilyMatters, but also bring a deep sense of pride and meaning, as well as a profound connection to your local community.

Each chapter is led by a structured board of volunteer leaders with support from the FamilyMatters Development team. We encourage you to apply for any open chapter leadership position; the only requirements are that you have the time, compassion, and interpersonal skills to get along well with others working towards a common goal. We will support, train and guide you through the rest. The life-saving work of the FamilyMatters chapters is truly integral to achieving our mission.

To join a chapter in your area contact JAFCO FamilyMatters Executive Director Jill Lapensohn at 610-525-1040 or

FamilyMatters Chapters

Long Island

Pearl Halegua
P: 516-319-0769

New Jersey

Shari Smith
P: 856-625-4718


Jill Lapensohn
P: 610-525-1040