Mission, History & Values
Jewish Collaborative Services of RI (JCS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit housing and social service agency serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. We help individuals and families facing physical, emotional, housing, nutrition and other challenges get the services they need to recover and thrive.
The mission of JCS is to sustain, nurture and strengthen the well-being of seniors, adults, children, and families and to ensure access to a full continuum of care through the life cycle, within the framework of Jewish tradition and values.
About Our Work
JCS is a comprehensive, solutions-oriented resource for those in distress or just in need of a little help. A full-spectrum service organization, we offer aging and wellness programs, assisted living, support for caregivers, affordable housing for seniors and the mobility impaired, counseling services for children and adults, food and nutrition programs, adoption services and more.
We provide peace of mind by ensuring that everyone who comes to us can gain access to the resources they need. Although our work is guided by Jewish values, we serve those of all backgrounds and religious affiliations.
Jewish Collaborative Services was established in 2018 through the union of two of Rhode Island’s premier agencies, Jewish Family Service of RI (JFSRI) and Jewish Seniors Agency of RI (JSARI). Both agencies were grounded in the values of compassion, humanity and inclusiveness, serving all in need.
Pictured: Original Jewish Home, opened June 14, 1914.