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Due to illness, loss of a job or any other challenging circumstance, you find that you could use some help. You’re not alone – your Jewish community stands with you.

Whether it’s career counseling, an interest-free loan, hospice services or any other need, the Jewish Assistance Network (JAN) can help. JAN provides a single point of contact for direct access to a coordinated network of community organizations that provide an array of important services.

If you or someone you know needs help, call JAN at (248) 592-2650, or review the agency services within this site.

Services

JAN is made up of many diverse agencies, all of which provide important programs and services to Jews in need. Scroll down for more information on each agency and to access contact information if you’d like to contact a specific agency directly.

Clothing / Personal Items

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

NCJW is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century championing the needs of women, children and families while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights and reproductive freedom. Some of the organization’s programs include kosher Meals on Wheels, secured credit card loans, adult bereavement and divorce support groups, and Safe Place, a temporary domestic abuse shelter. The organization also runs resale and consignment shops.

Phone: (248) 355-3300 • Website: www.ncjwgds.org

Day / Overnight Camp

Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to the families of individuals with special needs by offering recreational, social and educational programming. Through the Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House, Friendship Circle also provides support and guidance to individuals and families struggling with addiction, isolation and other life crisis.

Phone: (248) 788-7878 • Website: www.friendshipcircle.org

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit (JCC)

The JCC builds and strengthens metro Detroit’s entire community by providing programs that enhance Jewish continuity and identity in such areas as health, recreation, education, cultural arts, camping and more. The JCC, which has facilities in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, offers scholarships for membership, child care and day camps. In addition to other services, the JCC in Oak Park also provides subsidized kosher lunches for seniors aged 65 years and older.

Phone (JCC Oak Park): (248) 967-4030 • Phone (JCC West Bloomfield): (248) 661-1000 • Website: www.jccdet.org.

Tamarack Camps

Tamarack Camps, established by the Fresh Air Society, builds a vibrant community by providing enriching Jewish camping experiences for children and families, respectful of financial ability. Tamarack offers financial aid for qualified applicants for Camp Maas, Camp Kennedy and Agree Outpost camps.

Phone: (248) 647-1100 • Website: www.tamarackcamps.com

Dental Care

Jewish Dental Clinic

The Jewish Dental Clinic is a non-profit organization created to provide basic and essential oral health care to members of the Jewish community in the metro Detroit area who would not be able to otherwise afford it.

Phone: (248) 497-6224 • Website: n/a

JVS

JVS helps people realize life’s potential by helping them maximize their self-sufficiency. Services include counseling, training and support services for seniors, at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, unemployed workers, professionals seeking a career change, veterans and people who are economically disadvantaged.

Phone: (248) 223-4422 • Website: www.jvsdet.org

Employment Services / Job Training

David B. Hermelin ORT Resource Center

Named after renowned local, national and international leader David B. Hermelin, the goal of the Hermelin ORT Resource Center is to teach individuals the computer and job skills they need to succeed in the workplace and realize their life’s potential. A wide range of classes, from the most basic computer usage to advanced levels, are offered at the center in West Bloomfield, in the community and online. Scholarships are available to unemployed and under-employed metro Detroit residents.

Phone: (248) 432-5411 • Website: www.hermelinort.org

JVS

JVS helps people realize life’s potential by helping them maximize their self-sufficiency. Services include counseling, training and support services for seniors, at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, unemployed workers, professionals seeking a career change, veterans and people who are economically disadvantaged.

Phone: (248) 223-4422 • Website: www.jvsdet.org

Yad Ezra

Yad Ezra provides Jewish families with kosher food, health care items and household goods. Additionally, the organization distributes appropriate foods to help ensure clients are able to celebrate every Jewish holiday. Yad Ezra also registers Oakland County seniors for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

Phone: (248) 548-3663 • Website: www.yadezra.org

Family Crisis Assistance

Jewish Family Service (JFS)

JFS is a multi-faceted organization that provides highly personalized services for children, youth, adults and older adults. Some of the services offered include case management, financial assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels, mental health and substance abuse counseling and youth mentoring. JFS also provides resources and support to Holocaust survivors, those affected by cancer and individuals impacted by domestic abuse.

Phone: (248) 592-2313 • Website: www.jfsdetroit.org

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

NCJW is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century championing the needs of women, children and families while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights and reproductive freedom. Some of the organization’s programs include kosher Meals on Wheels, secured credit card loans, adult bereavement and divorce support groups, and Safe Place, a temporary domestic abuse shelter. The organization also runs resale and consignment shops.

Phone: (248) 355-3300 • Website: www.ncjwgds.org

Financial Assistance

Hebrew Free Loan of Metropolitan Detroit (HFL)

HFL provides financial assistance to Jewish people in the State of Michigan through interest free personal, business and educational loans. Loan funds have been used for small business start-up and expansion, college tuition, used car purchases, home repairs, celebrations and much more. The organization helps people in accordance with the core Jewish values of respect, compassion and confidentiality.

Phone: (248) 723-8184 • Website: www.hfldetroit.org

Jewish Family Service (JFS)

JFS is a multi-faceted organization that provides highly personalized services for children, youth, adults and older adults. Some of the services offered include case management, financial assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels, mental health and substance abuse counseling and youth mentoring. JFS also provides resources and support to Holocaust survivors, those affected by cancer and individuals impacted by domestic abuse.

Phone: (248) 592-2313 • Website: www.jfsdetroit.org

JVS

JVS helps people realize life’s potential by helping them maximize their self-sufficiency. Services include counseling, training and support services for seniors, at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, unemployed workers, professionals seeking a career change, veterans and people who are economically disadvantaged.

Phone: (248) 223-4422 • Website: www.jvsdet.org

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Hebrew Free Loan of Metropolitan Detroit (HFL)

HFL provides financial assistance to Jewish people in the State of Michigan through interest free personal, business and educational loans. Loan funds have been used for small business start-up and expansion, college tuition, used car purchases, home repairs, celebrations and much more. The organization helps people in accordance with the core Jewish values of respect, compassion and confidentiality.

Phone: (248) 723-8184 • Website: www.hfldetroit.org

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit (JCC)

The JCC builds and strengthens metro Detroit’s entire community by providing programs that enhance Jewish continuity and identity in such areas as health, recreation, education, cultural arts, camping and more. The JCC, which has facilities in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, offers scholarships for membership, child care and day camps. In addition to other services, the JCC in Oak Park also provides subsidized kosher lunches for seniors aged 65 years and older.

Phone (JCC Oak Park): (248) 967-4030 • Phone (JCC West Bloomfield): (248) 661-1000 • Website: www.jccdet.org.

Jewish Family Service (JFS)

JFS is a multi-faceted organization that provides highly personalized services for children, youth, adults and older adults. Some of the services offered include case management, financial assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels, mental health and substance abuse counseling and youth mentoring. JFS also provides resources and support to Holocaust survivors, those affected by cancer and individuals impacted by domestic abuse.

Phone: (248) 592-2313 • Website: www.jfsdetroit.org

Tamarack Camps

Tamarack Camps, established by the Fresh Air Society, builds a vibrant community by providing enriching Jewish camping experiences for children and families, respectful of financial ability. Tamarack offers financial aid for qualified applicants for Camp Maas, Camp Kennedy and Agree Outpost camps.

Phone: (248) 647-1100 • Website: www.tamarackcamps.com

Yad Ezra

Yad Ezra provides Jewish families with kosher food, health care items and household goods. Additionally, the organization distributes appropriate foods to help ensure clients are able to celebrate every Jewish holiday. Yad Ezra also registers Oakland County seniors for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

Phone: (248) 548-3663 • Website: www.yadezra.org

Food

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit (JCC)

The JCC builds and strengthens metro Detroit’s entire community by providing programs that enhance Jewish continuity and identity in such areas as health, recreation, education, cultural arts, camping and more. The JCC, which has facilities in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, offers scholarships for membership, child care and day camps. In addition to other services, the JCC in Oak Park also provides subsidized kosher lunches for seniors aged 65 years and older.

Phone (JCC Oak Park): (248) 967-4030 • Phone (JCC West Bloomfield): (248) 661-1000 • Website: www.jccdet.org.

Jewish Family Service (JFS)

JFS is a multi-faceted organization that provides highly personalized services for children, youth, adults and older adults. Some of the services offered include case management, financial assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels, mental health and substance abuse counseling and youth mentoring. JFS also provides resources and support to Holocaust survivors, those affected by cancer and individuals impacted by domestic abuse.

Phone: (248) 592-2313 • Website: www.jfsdetroit.org

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

NCJW is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century championing the needs of women, children and families while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights and reproductive freedom. Some of the organization’s programs include kosher Meals on Wheels, secured credit card loans, adult bereavement and divorce support groups, and Safe Place, a temporary domestic abuse shelter. The organization also runs resale and consignment shops.

Phone: (248) 355-3300 • Website: www.ncjwgds.org

Yad Ezra

Yad Ezra provides Jewish families with kosher food, health care items and household goods. Additionally, the organization distributes appropriate foods to help ensure clients are able to celebrate every Jewish holiday. Yad Ezra also registers Oakland County seniors for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

Phone: (248) 548-3663 • Website: www.yadezra.org

Health Care

Jewish Family Service (JFS)

JFS is a multi-faceted organization that provides highly personalized services for children, youth, adults and older adults. Some of the services offered include case management, financial assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels, mental health and substance abuse counseling and youth mentoring. JFS also provides resources and support to Holocaust survivors, those affected by cancer and individuals impacted by domestic abuse.

Phone: (248) 592-2313 • Website: www.jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit (JSL)

JSL is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older adults in the metro Detroit Jewish community through the provision of high quality residences, programs and services. The organization helps seniors maximize their independence, embrace Jewish values and age with dignity and choice. JSL has residences on the A. Alfred Taubman Jewish Community Campus in Oak Park and on the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus in West Bloomfield.

Phone: (248) 661-1836 • Website: www.jslmi.org

Housing

JARC

JARC is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 by a group of parents concerned about the future of their children with developmental disabilities. Today, JARC serves 200 men and women with developmental disabilities in 58 community residential settings (homes, apartments and condominiums) in Oakland County. JARC also provides a range of services for children and adults living at home with their families including in-home respite services, inclusive education and recreation services, advocacy, life planning and social opportunities.

Phone: (248) 538-6611 • Website: jarc.org

Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit (JSL)

JSL is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older adults in the metro Detroit Jewish community through the provision of high quality residences, programs and services. The organization helps seniors maximize their independence, embrace Jewish values and age with dignity and choice. JSL has residences on the A. Alfred Taubman Jewish Community Campus in Oak Park and on the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus in West Bloomfield.

Phone: (248) 661-1836 • Website: www.jslmi.org

JVS

JVS helps people realize life’s potential by helping them maximize their self-sufficiency. Services include counseling, training and support services for seniors, at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, unemployed workers, professionals seeking a career change, veterans and people who are economically disadvantaged.

Phone: (248) 223-4422 • Website: www.jvsdet.org

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

NCJW is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century championing the needs of women, children and families while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights and reproductive freedom. Some of the organization’s programs include kosher Meals on Wheels, secured credit card loans, adult bereavement and divorce support groups, and Safe Place, a temporary domestic abuse shelter. The organization also runs resale and consignment shops.

Phone: (248) 355-3300 • Website: www.ncjwgds.org

Legal Assistance

Jewish Family Service (JFS)

JFS is a multi-faceted organization that provides highly personalized services for children, youth, adults and older adults. Some of the services offered include case management, financial assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels, mental health and substance abuse counseling and youth mentoring. JFS also provides resources and support to Holocaust survivors, those affected by cancer and individuals impacted by domestic abuse.

Phone: (248) 592-2313 • Website: www.jfsdetroit.org

Mental Health Services

Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to the families of individuals with special needs by providing recreational, social and educational programming that aims to promote community inclusion via a dedicated core of volunteers, staff and supporters. Through the Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House, Friendship Circle also provides support and guidance to individuals and families struggling with addiction, isolation and other life crises.

Phone: (248) 788-7878 • Website: www.friendshipcircle.org

Jewish Family Service (JFS)

JFS is a multi-faceted organization that provides highly personalized services for children, youth, adults and older adults. Some of the services offered include case management, financial assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels, mental health and substance abuse counseling and youth mentoring. JFS also provides resources and support to Holocaust survivors, those affected by cancer and individuals impacted by domestic abuse.

Phone: (248) 592-2313 • Website: www.jfsdetroit.org

Kadima

Kadima is a Jewish mental health agency whose mission is to provide programs and services to adults diagnosed with chronic and persistent mental illness and to children, aged 3–18, diagnosed with serious emotional and behavioral disorders. All psychological services, residential options, supported employment and social activities are provided on a nonsectarian basis.

Phone: (248) 559-8235 • Website: www.kadimacenter.org

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

NCJW is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century championing the needs of women, children and families while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights and reproductive freedom. Some of the organization’s programs include kosher Meals on Wheels, secured credit card loans, adult bereavement and divorce support groups, and Safe Place, a temporary domestic abuse shelter. The organization also runs resale and consignment shops.

Phone: (248) 355-3300 • Website: www.ncjwgds.org

Opening The Doors (OTD)

OTD, a nationally recognized program of the Jewish Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education, collaborates with Jewish schools to provide more than 1,000 children and teens who have learning, behavioral or social differences with a quality Jewish education at no additional cost to their families. OTD also established the Harold Wade Madrichim Leadership Institute Training Program for teens assisting in congregational religious schools. This program empowers teens with leadership and communication skills, strengthens their self-confidence and provides strategies for assisting students who have learning differences. OTD also advocates on behalf of children and teens with special needs and provides community-wide programs, workshops and seminars.

Phone: (248) 205-2533 • Website: jf.md/specialeducation

Services for Children / Teens

Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to the families of individuals with special needs by providing recreational, social and educational programming that aims to promote community inclusion via a dedicated core of volunteers, staff and supporters. Through the Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House, Friendship Circle also provides support and guidance to individuals and families struggling with addiction, isolation and other life crises.

Phone: (248) 788-7878 • Website: www.friendshipcircle.org

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit (JCC)

The JCC builds and strengthens metro Detroit’s entire community by providing programs that enhance Jewish continuity and identity in such areas as health, recreation, education, cultural arts, camping and more. The JCC, which has facilities in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, offers scholarships for membership, child care and day camps. In addition to other services, the JCC in Oak Park also provides subsidized kosher lunches for seniors aged 65 years and older.

Phone (JCC Oak Park): (248) 967-4030 • Phone (JCC West Bloomfield): (248) 661-1000 • Website: www.jccdet.org.

Jewish Family Service (JFS)

JFS is a multi-faceted organization that provides highly personalized services for children, youth, adults and older adults. Some of the services offered include case management, financial assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels, mental health and substance abuse counseling and youth mentoring. JFS also provides resources and support to Holocaust survivors, those affected by cancer and individuals impacted by domestic abuse.

Phone: (248) 592-2313 • Website: www.jfsdetroit.org

Kadima

Kadima is a Jewish mental health agency whose mission is to provide programs and services to adults diagnosed with chronic and persistent mental illness and to children, aged 3–18, diagnosed with serious emotional and behavioral disorders. All psychological services, residential options, supported employment and social activities are provided on a nonsectarian basis.

Phone: (248) 559-8235 • Website: www.kadimacenter.org

Tamarack Camps

Tamarack Camps, established by the Fresh Air Society, builds a vibrant community by providing enriching Jewish camping experiences for children and families, respectful of financial ability. Tamarack offers financial aid for qualified applicants for Camp Maas, Camp Kennedy and Agree Outpost camps.

Phone: (248) 647-1100 • Website: www.tamarackcamps.com

Services for Older Adults

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit (JCC)

The JCC builds and strengthens metro Detroit’s entire community by providing programs that enhance Jewish continuity and identity in such areas as health, recreation, education, cultural arts, camping and more. The JCC, which has facilities in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, offers scholarships for membership, child care and day camps. In addition to other services, the JCC in Oak Park also provides subsidized kosher lunches for seniors aged 65 years and older.

Phone (JCC Oak Park): (248) 967-4030 • Phone (JCC West Bloomfield): (248) 661-1000 • Website: www.jccdet.org.

Jewish Family Service (JFS)

JFS is a multi-faceted organization that provides highly personalized services for children, youth, adults and older adults. Some of the services offered include case management, financial assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels, mental health and substance abuse counseling and youth mentoring. JFS also provides resources and support to Holocaust survivors, those affected by cancer and individuals impacted by domestic abuse.

Phone: (248) 592-2313 • Website: www.jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit (JSL)

JSL is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older adults in the metro Detroit Jewish community through the provision of high quality residences, programs and services. The organization helps seniors maximize their independence, embrace Jewish values and age with dignity and choice. JSL has residences on the A. Alfred Taubman Jewish Community Campus in Oak Park and on the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus in West Bloomfield.

Phone: (248) 661-1836 • Website: www.jslmi.org

JVS

JVS helps people realize life’s potential by helping them maximize their self-sufficiency. Services include counseling, training and support services for seniors, at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, unemployed workers, professionals seeking a career change, veterans and people who are economically disadvantaged.

Phone: (248) 223-4422 • Website: www.jvsdet.org

Services for People with Special Needs

Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to the families of individuals with special needs by providing recreational, social and educational programming that aims to promote community inclusion via a dedicated core of volunteers, staff and supporters. Through the Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House, Friendship Circle also provides support and guidance to individuals and families struggling with addiction, isolation and other life crises.

Phone: (248) 788-7878 • Website: www.friendshipcircle.org

JARC

JARC is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 by a group of parents concerned about the future of their children with developmental disabilities. Today, JARC serves 200 men and women with developmental disabilities in 58 community residential settings (homes, apartments and condominiums) in Oakland County. JARC also provides a range of services for children and adults living at home with their families including in-home respite services, inclusive education and recreation services, advocacy, life planning and social opportunities.

Phone: (248) 538-6611 • Website: jarc.org

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit (JCC)

The JCC builds and strengthens metro Detroit’s entire community by providing programs that enhance Jewish continuity and identity in such areas as health, recreation, education, cultural arts, camping and more. The JCC, which has facilities in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, offers scholarships for membership, child care and day camps. In addition to other services, the JCC in Oak Park also provides subsidized kosher lunches for seniors aged 65 years and older.

Phone (JCC Oak Park): (248) 967-4030 • Phone (JCC West Bloomfield): (248) 661-1000 • Website: www.jccdet.org.

JVS

JVS helps people realize life’s potential by helping them maximize their self-sufficiency. Services include counseling, training and support services for seniors, at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, unemployed workers, professionals seeking a career change, veterans and people who are economically disadvantaged.

Phone: (248) 223-4422 • Website: www.jvsdet.org

Opening The Doors (OTD)

OTD, a nationally recognized program of the Jewish Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education, collaborates with Jewish schools to provide more than 1,000 children and teens who have learning, behavioral or social differences with a quality Jewish education at no additional cost to their families. OTD also established the Harold Wade Madrichim Leadership Institute Training Program for teens assisting in congregational religious schools. This program empowers teens with leadership and communication skills, strengthens their self-confidence and provides strategies for assisting students who have learning differences. OTD also advocates on behalf of children and teens with special needs and provides community-wide programs, workshops and seminars.

Phone: (248) 205-2533 • Website: jf.md/specialeducation

Tamarack Camps

Tamarack Camps, established by the Fresh Air Society, builds a vibrant community by providing enriching Jewish camping experiences for children and families, respectful of financial ability. Tamarack offers financial aid for qualified applicants for Camp Maas, Camp Kennedy and Agree Outpost camps.

Phone: (248) 647-1100 • Website: www.tamarackcamps.com

Services for Single Parents

Single Parent Alliance & Resource Connection (SPARC)

SPARC is a network for single Jewish parents and their children that connects them to the Detroit Jewish community. The group provides assistance identifying Jewish educational opportunities, offers unique social and holiday programming and serves as a connection point to resources in the community from which single parents and their kids may benefit.

Phone: (248) 502-2867 • Website: jewishdetroit.org/sparc

Spiritual Care

Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network (JHCN)

JHCN works with all hospice and health care agencies in our community to ensure that every family seeking end-of-life care for a loved one has the support of Jewish-based advocacy, spiritual care, social workers and volunteer services. Services are provided free of charge to the Jewish community.

Phone: (248) 592-2687 • Website: jewishhospice.org

Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit (JSL)

JSL is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older adults in the metro Detroit Jewish community through the provision of high quality residences, programs and services. The organization helps seniors maximize their independence, embrace Jewish values and age with dignity and choice. JSL has residences on the A. Alfred Taubman Jewish Community Campus in Oak Park and on the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus in West Bloomfield.

Phone: (248) 661-1836 • Website: www.jslmi.org

Transportation

Jewish Family Service (JFS)

JFS is a multi-faceted organization that provides highly personalized services for children, youth, adults and older adults. Some of the services offered include case management, financial assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels, mental health and substance abuse counseling and youth mentoring. JFS also provides resources and support to Holocaust survivors, those affected by cancer and individuals impacted by domestic abuse.

Phone: (248) 592-2313 • Website: www.jfsdetroit.org

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The Jewish Assistance Network is a unique initiative that combines the strengths of Federation’s agency partners and other Jewish communal organizations to provide a coordinated system of services for those in need. Since its founding in 2008, the Jewish Assistance Network has helped thousands of individuals and families successfully conquer life’s challenges. With one simple phone call you can access a broad range of services to fit your specific needs.

Services are confidential and many are provided free or on a sliding payment scale.