Jewish Family Service has been serving members of the Jewish and greater San Antonio communities for more than 40 years. Founded by the Jewish Federation of San Antonio because of enormous demand for social services and mental health counseling, JFS quickly evolved into a highly respected independent agency that serves more than 2000 clients each year.
JFS is a private non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax status. It offers social work services to seniors and disabled persons at little or no charge to the client. It provides more than 10,000 hours of affordable mental health counseling annually by offering services on an income-based sliding fee scale or accepting third party payment.
JFS has locations on NW Military Highway on the north side and Mission Road on the south side. Both locations are accessible by public transportation.
JFS is able to offer services through the generous support of individual contributors, the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, The Jewish Federation of San Antonio, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, and private foundations.