Support Services

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JFCS empowers adolescents and adults with disabilities, and their families and caregivers, to achieve well-being, emotional health, financial stability, community connection, and independence through a rich network of support services.

Support services for people living with disabilities include:

Care Management

Through a partnership model, clinical care managers collaborate with individuals to create a personalized plan to meet their overall goals.

Counseling

Licensed clinical social workers provide therapy to support individuals and families through daily challenges, crises, transitions, or personal concerns to increase their emotional health and quality of life.

Support Groups

  • Caregiver Support Group (offered virtually): offers family and caregivers of adolescents and adults with disabilities a space to share their feelings, learn from one another’s experience, problem solve, network, and receive emotional support around typical caregiver issues. This group also focuses on maintaining caregivers’ own physical and emotional health while caring for loved ones.
  • Peer Support Group: for adults with disabilities to share their feelings and experiences with one another while learning coping tools and self-care practices. This group uses different creative techniques such as role-playing and playwriting.

Transition

We assist adolescents and young adults with disabilities and their families in navigating the critical transition from youth to adulthood with optimal success. Fun and engaging workshops and programs including the TIPS group (Transition, Independence, Purpose, and Socialization) focus on social, vocational, and life skills to maximize independence.


In-person programs are offered at The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center in Bala Cynwyd.

All potential participants in our People Living with Disabilities Program undergo an initial assessment to determine if programs and services are an appropriate fit.

Our Staff

Lisa Ney, LCSW, Director, Services & Programs for People Living with Disabilities – lney@jfcsphilly.org

Or Ben Ari, MSW, LCSW, Program Manager – obenari@jfcsphilly.org

Jessica Foltz, LCSW, Program Coordinator & Therapist – jfoltz@jfcsphilly.org

Suzannah Rosenberg, LCSW, Care Manager – srosenberg@jfcsphilly.org

Lexi Schwartz, LSW, Programming Social Worker – lschwartz@jfcsphilly.org