Description & History

The Jewish Board is New York City’s largest provider of human services. We base our work on one core belief: changing behavior can change lives for the better. And here’s what happens when that simple idea meets up with our 43,000 clients: greater wellness and independence for our clients and everyone connected to them — friends, co-workers, parents, children, siblings, neighbors…all of us. That is a lot of people. That is why this over 140-year-old agency is a cherished NYC asset — a catalyst for making the world a better place.

The numbers from our comprehensive network of community-based mental health and social services tell our story:

  • 43,000 people from all religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds served annually
  • A combined annual budget of $250,000,000
  • Over 3,300 employees in 175 agencies
  • 75 locations around the 5 boroughs and a 125-acre campus in Westchester
  • Over 350 Social Workers, Psychologists, Doctors and Nurses
  • Over 2,200 volunteers, providing over $1 million of in-kind services
  • Over 1,500 people call a Jewish Board residence home every night

About the organization

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Volunteer Services
Volunteer Department
(212) 632-4743
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