Jewish Family Services of Richmond (JFS)

6718 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226

P: (804) 282-5644
F: (804) 285-0006

Office Hours: M – F, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Counseling Office Hours: M – T, 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; F, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

At Jewish Family Services, we believe everyone is entitled to services that enrich their life and help their overall well-being. As the city’s most established non-profit resource for care, counseling and adoption, we are dedicated to building a stronger, healthier and happier Richmond.

For 170 years, Jewish Family Services has provided exceptional guidance and support to individuals and families of all ages, faiths, ethnicities and income levels. We practice the Jewish tradition, Tikkun Olam, striving to create a better world through dedicated service.

Home Care

Bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting
Meals and nutrition support
Mobility and transfers
Medication reminders
Companionship and respite care
Light housekeeping
Scheduling appointments
Errands and social outings



Care Management

Personalized care plans
Coordinating services at JFS and with other providers
Ongoing communication with family
Bill paying and budgeting help
Assisting with transitions to a retirement community or assisted living facility
Maintaining your home, including pet care and coordinating upkeep and repairs
Serving as a guardian, conservator, power of attorney or advanced medical directive agent

Senior Engagement

Friendly Visitor volunteers visit weekly with homebound seniors
Telephone Reassurance volunteers make check-in phone calls to seniors every weekday morning
EnRich, in partnership with the Weinstein JCC, a monthly lunch and speaker series for seniors



Counseling for children, adults and seniors
Individual, family and couples counseling
Developmental or learning disability counseling
Psychological testing
Educational assessments (IEPs) and school accommodations
Counseling for anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, mood disorders and other issues


Home studies
LGBT adoption
Pregnancy counseling, support and advocacy
Parental, agency and surrogacy placement services
Embryo and close relative adoptions
Domestic and international adoptions
Post-placement services
Workshops, socials & support meetings


Connecting Hearts

Connect licensed families to children in foster care available for adoption
Educate prospective parents about Virginia’s adoption and foster care processes
Raise awareness about children in foster care awaiting adoption