JFCS offers a range of support for parents who would like to achieve a more fulfilling, happy family life.

Parenting Classes

JFCS offers a 7-session Parenting Course beginning January 25 on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This course meets court-mandated requirements.  Classes are held at the Alpert Jewish Community Center and like all of our programs and services, are open to everyone, without regard for religion, race, socioeconomic status, or national origin.   The classes are taught by our clinical team at JFCS.

The cost is $80 for the 7 sessions for an individual, and $120 for a couple.  Click here for details.  Online registration is now open.  For more information and to register now, call (562) 427-7916.


In our counseling program, we work with families from all paths–traditional families, blended families, same-sex families, co-parenting as a result of separation/divorce, and grandparents raising grandchildren, to name a few.  Every life situation is different, and JFCS designs a counseling plan that will produce the best outcomes for each family member.

JFCS offers a sliding fee scale based on your ability to pay.  We also accept some PPO insurance plans.  We have appointments available Monday – Thursday evenings and on Saturdays for your convenience.

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Support Groups


JFCS is forming two support groups for parents.  Time shared with people who have similar life situations and challenges is often very beneficial, and support groups are intended to provide a safe environment for expressing one’s feelings and receiving supportive feedback from others.

If you are interested in these groups, please call (562) 427-7916 and give us your phone number and availability.  We will call you back as soon as we have enough participants to form the group.  Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested in joining.

Our Parenting Support Group will provide parents with an opportunity to express the full range of emotions they experience around being a parent–both the joys and the frustrations.  The group will meet at the Alpert Jewish Community Center.  Cost is $15 per person/$20 per couple.

Our support group for Parents of Children With Special Needs allows parents to share their struggles, victories, and resources as they talk about their experiences and challenges around raising a child with special needs. The group meets at the Alpert Jewish Community Center.  Cost is $15 per person/$20 per couple.

Financial aid may be available for participants in these groups who meet criteria.
For more information and to register for these groups, call (562) 427-7916.