1360 N. Dutton Ave. Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-571-8131 (front desk)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (excluding holidays)
NEW! We Now Offer HOMECARE ASSISTANCE
Call us when your parent, grandparent, spouse, sibling, or other loved one needs care at home. Seniors At Home provides assistance with daily living, personal care, shopping, light housework, and cooking. Our services also include respite for family members. We screen our caregivers and handle payroll, taxes, and workers' compensation. Our fees are competitive with other local providers--check us out here. For information, call 707-571-8533.
Seniors At Home, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, is presenting "The Basics of Understanding Alzheimer's Disease" on Thu., Oct. 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, at JFCS' office in Santa Rosa. This is an excellent presentation for all interested members of the community. The presentation is free. To register, call 707-573-1210.
Donate Your Vehicle
You can turn your CAR into CARE for at-risk children and families in our community by donating it to Parents Place. We pick up the car and handle the paperwork. You receive its value as a tax deduction. All you need to do is call 1-888-415-HUGS (4847)
Triple P Positive Parenting Programs:
Parents Place offers both group and individual parent education services using this highly successful, internationally recognized parent education program. Learn positive ways to promote your child’s development, handle challenging behavior, and look after yourself as a parent. Programs for schools are also available. The program, funded by First 5 and MHSA-PEI, is designed for parents of those children under 6 not in kindergarten. For more information, contact Liana Unger, Parents Place Coordinator, at 707-303-1521 or LianaU@jfcs.org. Visit the Parents Place website here.
Consultation and Coaching (for parents with children of all ages)
Whether you come in just once or several times, our promise is that at the end of each consultation and coaching visit, you will have useful information and strategies that are immediately helpful in addressing your parenting concerns. For more information, contact Liana Unger, Parents Place Coordinator, at 707-303-1521 or LianaU@jfcs.org. Visit the Parents Place website here.
We know that you can't always come to our family resource centers, but our experts can always work with your busy schedule and connect with you digitally. Here are details about our next webinars:
Positive Discipline: Tips and Strategies
Acquire skills to understand your child's behavior better, exercise discipline with love and respect, improve limit-setting, and encourage responsibility. With Karen Friedland-Brown, MA. Tue., Sept. 16, 1:00 - 2:00 pm. $10. Register here.
Choosing the Best Preschool for Your Child and Family
Learn about popular preschool philosophies, criteria to consider when choosing a preschool program, what to look for during school tours, and tips for gaining admission to selective schools. With Stephanie Agnew, BA. Fri., Oct. 10, 12:00 - 1:00 pm. $10. Register here.
Post-Adoption Services (PAS)
Funded by the California Department of Social Services this program offers a variety of services for families formed by adoption. Parenthood and adoption can be both a joy and a challenge. Our goal is to be here as a resource for you and your family. Contact Liz Jimenez, Post Adoption Services Coordinator, at 707-303-1509 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on our PAS website, click http://www.parentsplaceonline.org/sonoma/adoption-services/post-adoption.
Lifebooks for Tweens (10 - 13 years)
A lifebook is a collection of words, photos, artwork, and memorabilia that creates a life record for an adopted child. During this 10-week program, the tween and parent make the lifebook together. Mondays, twice weekly, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, beginning Oct. 6. Parent-only information meeting on Mon., Sept. 22. Facilitated by Barbara Joy, BA, and Mary Hirsch, MFT. To sign up, contact Liz Jimenez, LCSW, Post-Adoption Services Coordinator, at 707-303-1509.
Ninety percent of seniors prefer to remain at home as they age. To help you or a loved one live at home safely, we offer a comprehensive range of services, including home care, care management, spiritual care, senior care consultations, transportation, and Fiduciary Services (including bill paying, money management, and conservatorships). For more information, contact Seniors At Home intake at 707-571-8533 or go to the Seniors At Home website.
Senior Care Consultation
Caregiving brings many benefits and challenges. Seniors At Home can offer you the peace of mind that your loved one’s needs are being met. A senior care consultation is a one-hour meeting with a social worker during which you can discuss concerns, explore options, and ask questions about everything from housing options to community resources and coordination of care. Together, we will begin to create a plan based on individual needs. For more information, contact Seniors At Home Intake at 707-571-8533 or go to the Seniors At Home website.
FREE Legal Consultation
Half-hour consultations with elder law attorney Janice Sternfeld are available on the third Thursday of each month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Consultations are for seniors or their family members and may cover advance health care directives, planning for incapacity, conservatorships, estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, special needs trusts, and public benefits (including Medi-Cal and veterans’ benefits). Contact Haley at 707-571-8131 or HaleyN@jfcs.org to schedule an appointment.
Reparations Claims Assistance
JFCS continues to provide assistance to survivors with Holocaust reparations claims. Click here for detailed information.
Referral and Support
For individuals and families in need, JFCS provides direct assistance or makes referrals to our partner agencies. Our services include an onsite Food Pantry with canned and dried goods and assistance with other emergency needs. To learn more, contact Haley Nelson at HaleyN@jfcs.org, or 707-571-8131.
Counseling Department - Mental Health Services
Our licensed professional clinical staff assist individuals and families through life's transitions and difficulties, help people overcome fears or stumbling blocks, and provide expert listening. We offer sessions for individuals, couples, families, and children. We accept some insurance plans.
Call for more information: 707-571-8131.
To volunteer for one or more of our many programs or services, contact Haley Nelson, Office Administrator, at 707-571-8131 or HaleyN@jfcs.org. Following are just a few examples of volunteer opportunities for you:
Be the Wheels for JFCS RIDES
Many seniors and adults with disabilities find getting around in their communities a huge challenge. You can help! Seniors At Home, a division of JFCS, is seeking volunteer drivers for our JFCS RIDES program. You can make a big difference in seniors’ lives by driving them to medical appointments or helping with grocery shopping—it only takes a few hours a month! Flexible hours and excellent training are provided, as is mileage reimbursement, if desired.To receive more information, contact Kathy Klein at 707-303-1502 or email KathyK@jfcs.org.
NEW! Food Pantry Corps Leaders
Help nourish our community! The JFCS office in Sonoma County is seeking a few committed volunteers to launch our new Food Pantry Corps. You and others will agree to supply basic goods to our Food Pantry on a weekly or monthly basis ... and inspire others to do so as well. You will be performing a big mitzvah for our clients. To help: Contact Barbara Tobin at BarbaraT@jfcs.org or 707-303-1510.
Senior Companion Volunteers
Bring a smile into a senior’s life. Seniors At Home is seeking volunteers to provide companionship and support to seniors through our weekly visiting program. Hours are flexible, and in just four hours a month—an hour each week—you can brighten the day of an older adult in your community—whether it’s taking a walk together, having coffee, or lending an ear. For more information, contact Barbara Tobin at 707-303-1510 or BarbaraT@jfcs.org.
We are expanding our older adult visiting program to provide more intensive support to JFCS clients with a history of mental health issues. Our goal is to enhance their engagement with the community and improve their daily well-being through one-hour weekly visits. Volunteers will work with JFCS clients on specific issues to combat their loneliness, isolation, and depression. No previous experience in working with people with mental health issues is required. The only requirements are a willingness to learn and an open heart. Training and ongoing support are provided to volunteers. To learn more or sign up, contact Barbara Tobin at 707-303-1510 or BarbaraT@jfcs.org.
Members of the Holocaust Survivors Speakers Bureau visit schools and other community venues throughout the Bay Area to provide moving and memorable accounts of their lives before, during, and after the Holocaust. Volunteers are needed to provide transportation to local survivors and assistance during the academic program. Speakers Bureau programs run Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, with special events occasionally on Sundays. Volunteers need a clean driving record and access to a personal vehicle. To help survivors in their important work, contact Katie Cook at 415-449-3717 or KatieC@jfcs.org.
Haley Nelson, Office Administrator; 707-303-1501; HaleyN@jfcs.org