JFS MetroWest offers a range of programs and services to assist adult members of the community and their families in coping with challenges. We provide individual, family, and couples counseling, group services, financial assistance and community workshops
Services are delivered by a highly trained staff of licensed social workers and clinicians.
If you are experiencing a crisis or psychiatric emergency, please click here for a list of resources.
Click on the links below to learn more about our Adult Services.
Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling
The Jewish Family Service of MetroWest Adult Counseling Department provides a wide array of services including individual, family, and couples counseling. Our clinical staff consists of caring, licensed, professional therapists trained in current and evidence based treatment approaches. Services are customized with consideration of the unique needs, circumstances, and goals of each and every client.
JFS MetroWest is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a provider of outpatient mental health counseling services. The Adult Department at JFS consistently strives to provide effective, comprehensive services to support the well-being of all community members, with the highest level of confidentiality.
Groups are valuable as they provide individuals with a common need, concern, or experience a place to share and support with each other under the guidance and skill of an experienced, empathetic licensed professional therapist. Groups can be effectively utilized in addition to other counseling services or independently. JFS offers group counseling and support groups in the JFS offices as well as in community venues, including local synagogues and schools. Click to see a full list of groups.
JFS MetroWest helps individuals and families who are struggling with all types of financial challenges. JFS administers Hebrew Free Loan of NJ, offers financial crisis intervention through the JFS Safety Net Program, and can assist individuals applying for government assistance. Click on the links below to learn more.
Hebrew Free Loan of NJ
Hebrew Free Loan of NJ provides interest free loans to members of the Jewish Community who could not secure loans from traditional sources.
We help those residing in the areas covered by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey and the Jewish Federation of the Heart of New Jersey. Loans are provided for many purposes, except for student loans. Examples of typical loans are:
- Medical Expenses
- Debt Consolidation
- Home Improvement or Repair
- Costs Related to Adoption
- Starting or Expanding a Business
Borrowers must have the potential to repay the loan and need to provide post-dated checks in the full amount. Certain loans require one or two cosigners (two for home improvement and business loans), and the cosigner must live in New Jersey. The cosigner becomes responsible for the loan repayment in the event the borrower cannot meet his/her obligation.
Hebrew Free Loan of New Jersey holds to the highest standard of confidentiality.
Please call 973-637-1739 to get started if you reside in the Greater MetroWest area; Monmouth County residents can call 732-774-6886; Middlesex County residents can call 732-777-1940.
Financial Crisis Intervention: Safety Net Services
JFS staff will work with you to fully understand your financial distress. Through a process of budgeting, planning and referrals to community resources, staff will help you achieve greater control and mastery over your financial challenges. During this process, financial assistance may be offered to help you through a critical time.
JFS MetroWest helps individuals and families struggling with financial worries caused by a health-related emergency or an unsustainable living situation. The JFS Healthcare Emergency Relief Fund and the JFS Safety Net Fund provide eligible JFS clients with access to emergency assistance to meet their needs. The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey provides generous support to the JFS Healthcare Emergency Relief Fund. The Safety Net Fund is supported in part by JFS donors and in part through the Greater Newark Holiday Fund, an annual campaign administered by the Star Ledger.
For more information about your health insurance options through the Health Insurance Marketplace, click here.
If you are disabled or over 60 and having difficulty paying for groceries or health care, please contact our help line at 973-637-1717. We may be able to assist you in applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps). Visit the National Council on Aging Benefits Checkup for more information. We may also be able to help you lower your Medicare monthly premiums, doctor co-pays, and monthly drug plan premiums. As the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)* Administrator for Essex County, we can also answer your questions about Medicare.
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest develops and provides an array of educational workshops and programs for the community during the year. These programs are designed to provide the necessary tools and resources to assist with the ever-changing challenges people encounter on a daily basis.
To request a workshop for your community organization, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view upcoming JFS workshops visit the Calendar.