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

Parenting Classes

Starting May 12, JFCS will offer an 8-week Parenting Course on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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 $10 per class or $60 for the 8-week session if paid in advance.  Couples pay $15 per class or $90 for the 8-week session if paid in advance.  Click here for details.  Online registration opens April 20.  For more information and to register now, call (562) 427-7916.

Counseling

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 offers 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.

Our Parenting Support Group meets Mondays from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m.  This group provides 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 meets in the JFCS office conference room on the second floor of the Alpert Jewish Community Center.  Cost is $15 per person/$20 per couple.

Our support group for Parents of Children With Special Needs meets Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Parents can share their struggles, victories, and resources as they talk about their experiences and challenges around raising a child with special needs. The group meets in the JFCS office conference room on the second floor of the Alpert Jewish Community Center.  Cost is $15 per person/$20 per couple.

For more information and to register for these groups, call (562) 427-7916.