Category Archives: Immigration Services

AmeriCorps members bring welcome skills to JF&CS

At Jewish Family & Children’s Service, we are fortunate to be able to secure the assistance and talent of many young adults through the AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps personnel work at JF&CS in several of our departments, and offer invaluable skills. … Continue reading

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You can help change the lives of refugees and immigrants in our region

We wish to thank so many of you for your generous offers to help new refugees coming to our country and region. Jewish Family & Children’s Service has been resettling refugees and supporting immigrants for decades in the Greater Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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JF&CS co-hosts a community conversation on refugees in Pittsburgh

On Thursday, February 25th from 7p.m. to 9 p.m., Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation, the Holocaust Center and the Jewish Community Center will co-sponsor “Jewish Pittsburgh and the Refugee Crisis: A Community Conversation.” The program will be held … Continue reading

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Lost in translation

Imagine you speak limited English, but not enough to access public transportation, help your child at school or go to the doctor. Where do you turn? How do you get the help you need? Sang*, a 21-year-old refugee from Bhutan, … Continue reading

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Refugees in the News

Over the past few weeks, we have received many comments from community members expressing alarm, sadness and willingness to help relieve the desperate plight of Syrian and other refugees pouring into Europe. The United States has a proud history of … Continue reading

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Your immediate action is needed to help JF&CS continue providing services for refugees!

As you may have heard, thousands of children from Central America are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents.  Most are fleeing relentless violence in search of a safe place. The federal government has assigned care of these minors to the … Continue reading

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Save the date for Pittsburgh​’s World Refugee Day celebratio​n this Friday!

We hope you’ll join us for the Pittsburgh celebration of World Refugee Day! The exciting, family-friendly event is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, June 20th in Market Square. JF&CS, Northern Area … Continue reading

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