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Jewish Family Service

Caring for all Utahns since 1872

aka Jewish Family Service of Utah   |   Salt Lake City, UT   |  https://www.jfsutah.org

Mission

Jewish Family Service works to strengthen individuals and families of all backgrounds through counseling, advocacy, care management, and education.

Ruling year info

1961

Interim Executive Director

Ms. LeAnn Saldviar

Main address

495 E 4500 S Ste 100

Salt Lake City, UT 84107 USA

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EIN

87-0227089

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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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?

Affordable Mental Health Counseling

JFS’s Affordable Mental Health Counseling Program provides professional mental health counseling and clinical services to help people who are dealing with depression, stress, anxiety, suicidal thinking, and other mental health issues, with the goal of helping clients to achieve reduced distress and develop strategies to address their problems, weather crisis, and improve the quality of their lives. An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse provides psychiatric consultation and medication management for clients with complex mental health needs. Making mental health counseling affordable is a primary mission of our program. Although counseling at JFS is offered on a liberal sliding fee scale, 75% of clients are unable to pay even the minimum cost of $25. These clients are provided counseling at a steeply discounted rate, with many clients paying as little as $5—$10 or a waived fee. No one is turned away for lack of ability to pay.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Preteens

Programs to support people in the critical role of caregiving – most of whom are spouses or adult children who are also over 55 – include Caregiver Support Groups that provide family caregivers with the opportunity to connect with others who are going through the same challenges, and help people to cope with the stress, depression, isolation, guilt, and grief that can result from caring for a person with dementia. Our Dementia-friendly Activities program, including our unique and well-loved Gleeful Choir for people with dementia, benefits both caregivers and people with dementia – providing opportunities for people to meet with others for enjoyable activities and social connection in a comfortable, welcoming environment. JFS also offers an Arts & Aging program, which was created to respond to research showing that participation in the arts can positively affect emotional, social and physical health, and contribute to health promotion, disease prevention, and improved quality of life.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors

JFS’s Safety Net Program is an umbrella for the agency’s essential services, which provide compassionate care to help vulnerable individuals and families to stay physically and emotionally healthy, stable, housed, and able to navigate life’s challenges. Services include an Emergency Financial Assistance fund that can help people experiencing financial shortfall with rent, utilities, medical expenses, transportation assistance, etc.; access to our on-site food pantry for food, personal care items, and baby supplies; refugee assistance; and assistance to families in crisis.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Refugees and displaced people

Community outreach and education programs address important topics to help individuals and families learn coping skills, improve communication, and better handle conflict and stress.

Parent Plus
Parenting program for any couple or family who want to strengthen their family relationships, offered free of charge.

Mindfulness skill building with Mind Body Skills Group
Jewish Family Service's Mind Body Skills Group is for individuals who want to learn skills to improve physical and emotional health. The Mind Body Skills Group is open, inclusive, and non-denominational. Sliding scale available.

Strengthening the Couple Relationship
This free workshop helps couples to create greater empathy and understanding for each other and increases levels of intimacy, respect and affection in the relationship.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Parents
Caregivers
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants reporting change in behavior or cessation of activity

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Affordable Mental Health Counseling

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hours of affordable mental health counseling provided

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Safety Net

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of people served by the Alex & Sally Lebwohl Food Pantry

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Older Adult Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

hours of direct support provided to clients in Older Adult programs

Total dollars distributed for utilities assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Safety Net

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total amount of money distributed for Emergency Financial Assistance

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Jewish Family Service

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Dowsett

Ann Bernstein

Kathryn Goddard

Jim Isaacson

John Bergerson

Susan Arsht

Lavine Shapiro

Erin Litvack

Lisa Treiman

Harriet Berg

Gabriella Archuleta

Gerry Goldman

Kim McGuire

Sara Lambrinos

Liz Tashjian

Karen Lindau

Patrice Arent

Donna Milavetz

Andrea Silver

Doug Goldsmith

Board leadership practices

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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