Embracing Community,

Empowering Individuals

We provide social services and emergency assistance to struggling individuals and families throughout the entire Central Florida community. Our goal is to alleviate hunger and provide assistance to those in need.

The 1st Annual

Pantry Re-Stock Challenge is Underway! 

Help SPREAD the love!

Re-Stock Challenge Website


$1 = $6 – Your $1 donation buys $6 worth of food! http://www.jfsorlando.org/give/

BE DRIVEN! – Start a Food Drive!  Collect canned and non-perishable food items at your office, school or organization—we can show you how!

Start a VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE or have a fun individual drive! Click here: http://www.jfsorlando.org/virtual-food-drive/  Contact Michael Cooper to help you set up your organization’s VFD!



Need Someone to Talk to?  Meet our Counselors

The Center for Counseling, Growth and Development provides individual, couples, family and group mental healthy counseling in a trusting, reassuring and healing atmosphere. Licensed clinical therapists help clients cope with major life problems in a timely and effective manner and guide people through major life transitions. JFS is one of the few remaining agencies in Central Florida that operates on a sliding fee scale. JFS accepts most insurances. 

Call us at 407-644-7593 for more information.

Jill Schaffer, MA has more than 20 years of experience counseling children, adolescents and adults dealing with a wide range of issues. She has extensive experience working with children and young people learning to cope with anxiety, family disruption and social issues. She connects with her younger clients using Play Therapy and Creative Counseling techniques which make the process less threatening and more fun for them. Jill also works with young and older adults to overcome issues with anxiety, depression, health related concerns, relationship conflict and life transitions. Utilizing Positive Psychologies, Adlerian techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness practices, she is able to help her clients in a nonjudgmental, accepting atmosphere to facilitate the growth and change they are seeking.

Liz Gorovitz is a Licensed marriage and Family Therapist and has been practicing for more than 12 years at Jewish Family Services. She works with individuals, couples, and families on a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions, stress, and grief. Liz is a strength-based therapist who focuses on solutions rather than problems. She helps clients understand how they are affected by – and how they affect – the people with whom they live, work, and play. Liz strives to provide a positive, nurturing environment in which clients feel safe to explore their issues and share their stories. Liz earned her Masters degree in Counseling at Stetson University, where she concentrated in marriage and Family Therapy and systems theory.

Teresa Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of concerns including but not limited depression, anxiety, women’s issues, relationship concerns, and family transitional concerns (divorce, separation, and deployments). She uses a personalized approach that is tailored to clients’ individual needs and goals for therapy in a safe, respectful, non-judgmental, and nurturing environment. Teresa assists and support clients’ in their efforts to increase self-knowledge, repair and strengthen relationships, develop positive coping skills, and work toward living more productive and satisfying lives.

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JFS Orlando believes that support begins with a compassionate environment.



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