Jewish Child and Family
Service is fully mandated under the Manitoba Child and
Family Services Act to provide child welfare and protection
for Jewish children and families in the province of Manitoba.
Services offered under this
Voluntary Family Service
and Supports - Families
may come forward to receive counselling, guidance, education
resources, and/or other supports to assist in strengthening
the family unit in which children reside.
Protection Services – JCFS staff work diligently to supervise, monitor,
provide resources, parenting education and emotional supports
to families in situations where children may be at risk
of being harmed or in need of protection. Intervention
and involvement assists those families in remaining together
and prevents children from being brought into foster care.
Some of these scenarios involve active investigations
of abuse allegations. JCFS child welfare staff are capable
of investigating all complaints of child abuse including:
physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and neglect.
Children in Foster Care – Sadly, there are times when the resources and
supports provided to a family are not enough to preserve
the family unit. At times, children are placed both voluntarily
and involuntarily in foster care. JCFS staff work intensively
to insure that the physical, emotional, cultural and safety
needs of JCFS wards are met.
Home Licensing – Jewish
Child and Family Service is always in need of nurturing
Jewish foster homes that can embody and impart safe, caring
and Jewish family values to those Jewish children who
must, as a last resort, enter foster care. JCFS provides
a full service of licensing and supervision of foster
homes to help meet the needs of Jewish children in foster
care. Homes are recruited, assessed and trained by the
agency’s skilled staff. For information about becoming
a foster parent, contact JCFS at 477-7430.
To listen to Shimon Segal's story as a child in foster care, please click play below.
Adoption and Post Adoption
Supports - JCFS offers a
full range of mandated adoption services including infertility
counselling, Home Studies, placement of children, Post-Adoption
services including birth family histories and counselling,
networking with other adoption resources, groups and continuing
education. For more information about Adoption services,
Jewish Child and Family Service
Call us today: (204) 477-7430.