Join Our Community and Support the Center for Children & Youth

The Center for Children and Youth is transforming the way children’s mental health needs are met with the latest international research, evidence-based treatments, parent education, and public policy advocacy. We help ensure that children and teens have access to the social support systems they need to grow into healthy adults.


Explore our range of diverse and extensive resources for families, professionals, and the community-at-large:


Our resources support the entire community–from expert videos and blogs to online workshops. Find us on social media to join our community and start sharing.


There are many ways to engage with the Center for Children and Youth. We offer service programs for teens and volunteer opportunities for adults providing childcare, supporting advocacy work, and ensuring food security. Please visit the JFCS website for a full list of volunteer activities. Food bank volunteers are needed during the pandemic.

Support the Center for Children and Youth Today!

Your gift extends world-class services to families who cannot afford to pay for the care they need, provides children with access to critical mental health care, and enables our impactful public policy work advocating for families.

Jewish Community Partners

As a division of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, we value our close partnerships with other Jewish community organizations, synagogues, and schools that support Bay Area families. To explore collaboration and engagement opportunities with JFCS, contact us to discuss a community partnership.

JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth is made possible by generous donations, fees, JFCS Named Endowment Funds, and the leadership support of Dr. Kathy Fields-Rayant and Dr. Garry Rayant, Friend Family Foundation, Alex Ingersoll and Martin Tannenbaum, Parasol Foundation, Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of California/Terry and John Levin, Lisa Stone Pritzker Family Foundation, Sandra L. Schnitzer Resilience Fund, Shmunis Youth Internship Fund, Shupin Fund for Youth, and Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture/Dianne and Tad Taube, Harold and Libby Ziff Foundation/Lela and Gerry Sarnat

Significant support for this community-wide initiative is provided by the Koret Foundation.

To learn more about JFCS’ services to our community or to support JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth please contact Barbara Farber at [email protected] or 415-449-3858.