JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options)

JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options)

 

JAFCO provides an entire continuum of programs and services for at-risk children and their families, including family preservation services, foster care (group and private home placement), therapeutic programs and a 24-hour emergency shelter for abused or neglected children.

 

Volunteer Needs

Volunteers are encouraged to call and attend a volunteer tour of JAFCO’s large campus in Sunrise.

 

Areas of greatest need include:

“Forever Friends” Mentoring Program

Mentors meet at least twice a month with a child. The mentor spends time talking and doing activities with the child, serving as an adult role model-a friend, teacher, and guide. Adults over age 18 are welcome.

 

Emergency Shelter

Volunteers can help at the Marsh Children’s Center, either working directly with children or helping with “household” tasks.

 

Auxiliary

JAFCO has a strong auxiliary organization, with 14 chapters throughout the three counties.  Volunteers assist in fund-raising activities and in community education about the issue of child abuse.

 

Professional Services

Professionals are needed who are willing to offer pro-bono medical, dental, legal, tutoring, therapy or other services to JAFCO’s children.

 

Age Restrictions

All volunteers must be 18 years old and complete a background check to volunteer with children.

 

Contact Information

4200 N. University Drive
Sunrise, FL 33351

Vickki Reinitz

954-749-7230 x144

vikki@jafco.org