JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDRENS SERVICE OF GREATER MERCER CO

Help, Hope & Healing

aka JFCS   |   Princeton, NJ   |  www.jfcsonline.org

Mission

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (“JFCS”) of Greater Mercer County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service agency that strengthens individuals and families by empowering people to care for themselves and others. This is accomplished through a wide range of high quality social services and programs including therapy, information and referral, support, education and advocacy.

Ruling year info

1958

Executive Director

Ms. Michelle Napell

Main address

707 Alexander Road, Suite 102

Princeton, NJ 08540 USA

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EIN

21-0634563

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Counseling

Our clinical team HELPS individuals of all ages on their HEALING journeys in coping with emotional, situational and ongoing mental health concerns through the provision of evidence-based, compassionate therapy & support.

Therapy is facilitated by licensed social workers and licensed clinical social workers who address the needs of their clients with individualized treatment plans for a range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress, PTSD, bereavement, parenting, divorce, life transitions or school & work related challenges

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of Latin American descent
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Men and boys

JFCS serves as a beacon of HOPE to those facing unexpected crises in their lives. Through the HELP of a range of food programs we serve the most vulnerable populations in Mercer County.

We know in the greater Mercer County area, there is hunger. There are community members looking for a food pantry or food bank near them…and sometimes, even when the resources are available, there are significant obstacles to accessing these locations. This was the driving force behind the JFCS Mobile Food Pantry.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of Latin American descent
Economically disadvantaged people

Our agency is proud to offer a wide range of senior services to members of our community. We HELP seniors age-in-place and ensure they receive regular, hot nutritious meals. Seniors find HEALING through support groups to work through age-related challenges. Tailored social & educational programs, as well as care management ensure comfort in the golden years.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Caregivers
Widows and widowers

Our robust volunteer opportunities engage members of the community in hands-on HELP in supporting our clients. We offer service projects for all ages, for all levels of commitment, and for individuals, families or corporate groups.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Families
Adults

Gesher LeKesher (Bridge to a Connection) is a national teen mentoring and leadership program implemented in synagogues for Jewish teens.
The Jewish Community Youth Foundation (JCYF) is a Jewish youth philanthropy program for teens in grades 8 through 12.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents
Young adults
Jewish people

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation 2008

Awards

Kovod Award 2005

AJFCA

Gold Award 2009

United Way

Service Provider Award 2004

Mercer County Prosecutor's Office of Victim and Witness Advocacy

Gayle B. Crews Memorial Award 2010

United Way

Affiliations & memberships

Council of Accreditation of Child and Family Services, Inc. 2016

Financials

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JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDRENS SERVICE OF GREATER MERCER CO

Board of directors
as of 3/8/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jill Jaclin

Scott Sussman

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Jennifer Agran

Addition Management

Andrea Dedrick

Jeremy Perlman

CBIZ Borden Perlman

Holli Elias

No Affiliation

Andrea Genek

Abrams Hebrew Academy

Jill Jaclin

No Affiliation

Emily Josephson

West Windsor Plainsboro School District

Max Orland

Orland's Memorial Chapel

Joshua Zinder

JZA+D

Stacey Wasserman

GNS Healthcare

Rachel Mynhier

Troutman Pepper

Michael Morrow

Hill Wallack LLP

Martin Lazarus

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Pazit Kaplan

The Mercadien Group

David Grueneberg

David Grueneberg Consulting LLC

Alison Greenberg

The Laurel School of Princeton

Dara Foster-Storch

The Newgrange School

Edward Deutsch

Taft Communications

Arlene Pedovitch

First Bank

Jordan Berman

OFC.tv

Jennifer Black

Accenture

Joseph Lemkin

Stark & Stark

Neal Masia

Columbia University

Sharon Voelzke

SSV Advisors LLC/Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club

Rich Wold

Richloom Fabrics

Micah Feiring

Princevest

Lynn Polin

Envestnet

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/18/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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