Safe, welcoming, and inclusive.
Jewish Family Services provides a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for people who identify as LGBTQ. We are committed to human-centered values which affirm all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
OUR SUPPORT AND PROGRAMS
JFS provides LGBTQ-inclusive outpatient counseling to individuals and families. Areas of focus include sexual orientation, gender identity, coming out, family conflict, bullying, anxiety, and depression, among others.
Peer Led Support Group
Parents/Caregivers of Trans and Nonbinary children – of any age – face many transition themselves. This Peer Led Support Group is for parents/caregivers in the Jewish community who want a safe space to discuss what changes their children’s transitions bring to their own lives. Please join us if you are looking to learn from other’s experiences or just find understanding and companionship. Learn more here.
Priya supports Jewish families in their fertility and family-planning journey by connecting them to resources in the greater Kansas City area including financial support, counseling, and support groups. Priya welcomes single individuals, LGBTQ+, and inter-faith couples pursuing various methods to expand their family including adoption and fertility treatment in their commitment to raising Jewish children. Learn more here.
Older Adult Services
Society’s view and acceptance of LGBTQ people is changing, but for some older adults, the fear and social stigma they experienced has disrupted their lives, their connections with their families, and opportunities to earn and save for retirement. JFS is here with comprehensive and compassionate care to help LGBTQ older adults live healthy, independent, and authentic lives.
KesherKC offers individuals and families of all types help with immediate food needs and supportive services toward a more secure future. Services include a full-service food pantry, social work, employment or financial coaching, and connections to helpful community resources.
Clients of Jewish Family Services have a right to be treated with dignity and respect, free of all discrimination, including that which is based on race, color, religion, gender, language, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, or immigration status. We will make every reasonable accommodation to ensure your access to our programs and services.