Call for Nominations & Save the Date

Fourth Annual
Tribute to Veterans Service to Community Awards Luncheon

JFCS is currently seeking nominations from the community for veterans who inspire patriotism, provide service to others and offer hope to veterans. The awardees will be recognized at our 4th Annual Tribute to Veterans Service to Community Awards Luncheon, sponsored by JFCS, on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Michael's on East. Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016 and meet service to community criteria. Download nomination packet>>>


Fall Newsletter

The newsletter is published three times a year by JFCS and features stories about our programs and services, upcoming events, volunteer spotlights, ways to give, and much more.

To join our mailing list, please use the Contact Us form, send us an email at or call (941) 366-2224.

You can also read the newsletter online right here on our website! Fall Newsletter Online

JFCS Receives $50,000 Grant for Building Strong Families Program

JFCS received a $50,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation for its Building Strong Families (BSF) Program helping families in the North Port area seeking homelessness-prevention services. The Building Strong Families program, offered in Sarasota and Manatee counties, is a project geared towards keeping families safely housed in their present home by providing financial assistance and case management services because of a job loss or reduced earnings.

The grant will allow JFCS to continue serving those at risk in North Port for homelessness because of domestic violence, substance abuse, divorce/separation, medical crisis, employment loss and other life challenges facing families. Services include intensive case management, counseling, education, employment counseling and budgeting tools. Since 2008, the program has helped more than 410 North Port families remain in their homes and 800 children stay in place at school.

For more information about the program, call The Building Strong Families Coordinator at 941-366-2224