Jewish Family Service of St. Paul

Mission Statement

Inspired by Jewish values, we help people from all backgrounds building on their strengths and meet life's challenges.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments During 2023, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul served over 4,650 individuals and families throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Our programs help people to meet life's challenges and we work with our clients and our community to building individual and group strengths and skills. Our programs include our Aging and Disability Services Department, which helps Seniors and individuals with disabilities to continue to live independently in the most independent setting appropriate. Our community engagement program provides ongoing programming throughout the year to promote training and discussions on topics of interest. Our counseling program provided counseling and chaplaincy support to over 300 persons experiencing difficulties. Our emergency financial assistance program helped 27 families to avoid evictions, foreclosure and utilities shut-off.
Current Goals Our goals for 2024 are to continue our work within our community where we help people meet life's challenges. We continue to seek out new opportunities to collaborate in the community to help our clients meet their needs.
Community or Constituency Served We serve all people. The majority of our clients are seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals seeking counseling or financial assistance.
Geographic Area Served Primarily the East Twin Cities.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 03/04/2024

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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1633 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 551022
Phone: 651-698-0767

General Information

Alternative Name: Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, JFS
EIN: 41-0694697
Principal Staff: Ruth Hampton Olkon
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 33
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 4200
Ruling Year: 1942


Board Chair: Bruce Matza
Number of Board Members: 21
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 17.2

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