Tampa Jewish Family Services embodies the time-honored tradition of community, of people helping and caring for one another. TJFS is a non-profit human service agency for people of all ages and all walks of life, regardless of race or religion. TJFS offers the community a vast array of services and programs that span across all segments of our lives, from counseling and programs for children to senior adult services that include counseling. From one generation to the next, our obligation is to feed the hungry, guide those in trouble and improve lives.
Community Food Bank
Tampa Jewish Family Services never turns anyone away. In a given year, Tampa Jewish Family Services’ Community Food Bank distributes more than 7,500 bags of food and strives to provide a well-balanced supplement to more than 650 households throughout Hillsborough County each month. The Food Bank primarily operates through the efforts of faithful, hardworking volunteers.
The Community Food Bank offers food to individuals and families once a month at each of its two locations. Emergency Food Bags are available Monday – Friday. Appointments are preferred for both types of food distribution; call 813-960-1848 to make an appointment.
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Tampa Jewish Family Services offers the community a vast array of services and programs that span across all segments of our lives, including financial assistance to cover emergency needs for rent, mortgage, and utilities.
- Last Resort Funds: assistance for utilities & rent.
- Jewish Education Loan Fund (JELF) that provides grants for Jewish students from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia (learn more)
- The Hebrew Loan Program (HeLP) that provides emergency help to families through interest-free loans (learn more)
- Master Money Mentor program that provides one-on-one mentoring for individual/families experiencing financial difficulties.
PSYCHOLOGICAL & SOCIAL WELLNESS CENTER
We are here to help those struggling with life’s difficulties, provide guidance and testing, and aid in senior care. We assist Tampa-area residents by working through their struggles and creating enriched lives. Our psychologists help those of all ages learn new and more effective ways of responding to troubling emotions and thoughts that can serve as barriers to fuller, richer lives.
- Child Assessments:
Comfortable, confidential testing for Gifted, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and more.
- Psychological Counseling:
Provides comprehensive counseling services, including assistance for individuals experiencing life changes and transitions.
- Senior Care Management:
A comprehensive assessment, care management, and counseling program for senior loved ones and their families. Senior CareManagement strives to enhance the well-being of older adults and their families by assessing needs and providing ongoing support.
Family Support Coordination
Family Support Coordination
In partnership with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and the Tampa JCC Preschool North, our Family Support Coordinator provides assistance to students and their families through support plans, family team meetings, classroom observations and referrals to community resources.
Information and Referral
As an agency listed with ACCESS, TJFS makes referrals for services from public and private providers to facilitate appropriate access to community resources. This is done following a brief assessment of client needs.
Tikvah Talk Program
This program educates family members and professionals on issues related to children with special needs. Program services include information and community referrals, support services and expert guest speakers. Tikvah is the Hebrew word for hope. Services are available to all families without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin or disability.
Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women
The Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women is a friendship group for women who have been diagnosed with any kind of cancer at any time in their lives. While not a support group in the traditional sense, it is a group designed to enrich and empower Jewish female cancer survivors through activities, resources, education and humor, in a safe and caring environment. Women cancer survivors who do not identify themselves as Jewish, but who are part of the Jewish community–married to a Jewish spouse, have children that are Jewish, or are active in the Jewish community–are invited to participate.
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Headquarters, Counseling Services, Community Food Bank
Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center
522 N Howard Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606
Community Food Bank & Counseling Services
Jewish Community Center on the Cohn Campus
13009 Community Campus Drive
Tampa, Florida 33625
Community Food Bank
Congregation Beth Shalom
706 Bryan Road
Brandon, Florida 33511