Disabilities Services

JFCS offers one of the most comprehensive programs for individuals with disabilities and their families and caregivers.

Our goal is to make sure that our clients get the help they need to achieve and maintain optimal levels of well-being and self-sufficiency.

Last year 1,600 children and adults with disabilities (ages 18 – 60) and their families benefited from our Disabilities Services, which includes information and referrals, advocacy, care management, counseling, and the Gary Shupin Independent Living Community and Shupin Social Club.

We are happy to share our extensive knowledge about vocational, educational, and community resources throughout the Bay Area so that you and your families can take full advantage of them and make informed decisions.

Past clients who were assisted by this program include:

  • A young man wanting to live independently
  • A young woman seeking more social opportunities
  • A young adult living with cerebral palsy
  • A family whose 20-year-old daughter has developmental disabilities


Major support for Jewish Family and Children’s Services Disability Services is provided by the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of California/Terry and John Levin.  

Additional support is provided by the Barbara Shupin Fund for Independent Living; Terry & John Levin Endowed Fund for Persons with Disabilities; Seymour & Frances Friedman Endowment Fund; Fred M. & Nancy Livingston Levin Fund for Adults with Disabilities; Jessica & Zach Whyman Fund, and generous donations and fees.  

To learn more about JFCS’ services to our community or to support JFCS’ Disability Services and Gary Shupin Independent Living Community, please contact Barbara Farber at [email protected] or 415-449-3858. 


Contact Us

  • Ryan Berman, MSW
  • Director of Disability Services
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