Human Services

Jewish Family & Career Services, Inc.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • www.jfcsatl.org

Mission Statement

Making hope and opportunity happen

Main Programs

  1. Aviv Older Adult Services
  2. Career Services
  3. Child & Adolescent Services
  4. Counseling Services
  5. Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services
  6. Ben Massell Dental Clinic
  7. Overview
Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

JF&CS serves the 13 county metropolitan Atlanta area by providing integrated programs and services that maximize quality of life and self sufficiency. The agency serves more than 30,000 Atlantans each year without regard to age, race, religion, national origin or ability to pay. Our vision is a community of empowered lives.

ruling year

1983

Principal Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Mr. Rick Aranson

Keywords

Self-reported

human services, Jewish, vocational, international services, counseling, disabilities, aging, emergency assistance

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Also Known As

JF&CS of Atlanta

EIN

58-1479212

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Jewish (X30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Aviv Older Adult Services

We understand and offer an umbrella of services designed to support both older adults and their family of caregivers. Our licensed clinical social workers, geriatric care managers, information specialist, master's level clinicians, registered nurses and other professional staff members have years of experience in aging.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

None

Budget

Program 2

Career Services

Career Services - Tools for Employment offers high-quality employment services to job seekers, students and employers. Our innovative approach to career counseling, assessments and job search strategies provides those looking for a job with tools for defining career direction and conducting successful job searches, as well as connections to actual jobs. We offer tangible supports to the job seeker in polishing his or her portfolio of skills and talents and making the best impression with an employer.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

None

Budget

Program 3

Child & Adolescent Services

Tools for Families provides assistance to children and their families so they can meet these challenges and thrive in their emotional, social and academic development. Our mission is accomplished through counseling, education, advocacy and community involvement designed to nurture the psychosocial needs of children, adolescents and their families.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

Program 4

Counseling Services

Counseling Services - Tools for Life provides guidance and support in the areas of mental health and life cycle concerns. Individual, couple, family and group therapy is available, as well as support groups for issues such as bereavement and divorce. A full range of psychological testing also is available, as are psychiatric assessments and medication management as an adjunct to counseling services.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Population(s) Served

Adults

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

None

Budget

Program 5

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services - Tools for Independence (TFI) offers nonsectarian programs and services supporting individuals — primarily adults — with developmental disabilities, their families and their family caregivers. We follow a person-centered approach to ensure those with disabilities have a hand in directing their services and a voice concerning their future. The programs promote self-determination and the right of those with special needs to choose their own destinies.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Adults

None

Budget

Program 6

Ben Massell Dental Clinic

The Ben Massell Dental Clinic provides the most advanced dental care available to its patients. We are the only resource for comprehensive, quality dental care available at no cost to Atlanta's neediest population. Our 140 volunteer dentists dedicate their time and expertise each month to people who otherwise would not have access to the services we offer.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 7

Overview

Our more than 40 distinct programs fall into the following broad categories: adoption services; youth services; family services including counseling, mediation, outreach, and support groups; professional services including career counseling and computer training; developmental disabilities services including transportation, independent living and vocational programs; aging services including transportation, case management and holocaust survivor programs; and specialty services including the Ben Massell Dental Clinic, a Kosher food pantry and emergency financial assistance.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

JF&CS serves the 13 county metropolitan Atlanta area by providing integrated programs and services that maximize quality of life and self sufficiency. The agency serves more than 30,000 Atlantans each year without regard to age, race, religion, national origin or ability to pay. Our vision is a community of empowered lives.

Social Media

Blog

Accreditations

CARF

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies (AJFCA)

International Association of Jewish Vocational Services - Affiliate

Alliance for Children and Families - Member

Videos

photos


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Financials

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JEWISH FAMILY & CAREER SERVICES INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Jewish Family & Career Services, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Rick Aranson

BIO

Rick Aranson, JF&CS' Chief Executive Officer, is a highly motivated, creative, committed, engaging leader and change agent with a focus on impact, adaptability and sustainability. He has extensive experience and measurable success in both internal operations management and external stewardship. He demonstrates a unique ability to balance application of business principals with steadfast commitment to mission and impact.

Rick became the CEO of JF&CS in July 2015, after 11 years as the organization's COO. An attorney by training with extensive expertise in business operations, process development and technology, Rick has a proven record of program development, revenue generation, change management, collaboration, and client relationship management.

As COO, Rick oversaw the agency's five core service areas as well as grants, technology, outreach and operations at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic. As CEO he envisions JF&CS as “an impact-driven, progressive and dynamic organization that balances a sophisticated business strategy while respecting its mission, tradition and core values." His strategic priorities include collaborative approaches to service delivery, a deep focus on the service areas where JF&CS is best in class, the creation of a total resource development strategy and assuring the agency's relevance through the provision of dynamic, responsive, and impact-focused programming.

A native of Pittsburgh, Rick received his B.A. from Emory University and his J.D. from the School of Law at the University of Miami. He has completed additional coursework in nonprofit management at the Harvard Business School. During his time as COO, he developed the PEPS program planning and evaluation system for nonprofit organizations, which is now licensed across the United States and Canada. He co-authored "Mission-Market Tensions and Nonprofit Pricing," which is published in The American Review of Public Administration. He has received several honors, including the Claudia Fogel Award from the International Association of Jewish Vocational Service agencies, in recognition of exceptional skills and commitment to communal service, and the Marilyn Shubin Professional Staff Development Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, for outstanding contributions as a professional within the Atlanta Jewish community. In 2015, Rick was recognized as one of 50 most influential individuals in the world of metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He serves on the Cobb Workforce Investment Board and the Civil Rights Committee of the Anti-Defamation League.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raranson



STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Thank you for reviewing Jewish Family & Career Services' Guidestar Profile.

A diverse organization with integrated, person-centered services, our agency makes hope and opportunity happen every day by providing health, career and human services programs that maximize self-sufficiency and quality of life.

We are committed to impact, adaptability to changing needs, a collaborative approach to service delivery, and fiscal sustainability.

Through the generous support of our caring community, JF&CS empowers lives.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our programs, services, or organization overall. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

John Perlman

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?