JAFCO's mission is to care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities in the Jewish community and to work in partnership with families and the entire community. We believe that the care of children in our community is our responsibility, one we accept with joy, pride and love.
The main building on the JAFCO 5.6 acre campus houses the Emergency Shelter and administrative offices. Additionally the JAFCO Children's Village provides a safe and loving environment including 6 Group Homes, a playground, basketball court, pool and open grass areas for the children to play.
JAFCO Children's Emergency Shelter
The JAFCO Shelter provides emergency housing and support services to abused, neglected and abandoned children in South Florida. The shelter has a capacity for 16 children between the ages of newborn and 12 years and consists of six bedrooms and bathrooms, a large kitchen, living and dining areas, computer/library room and a playground. The shelter is accessible 24-hours per day, seven days per week to accept children who have been removed from their families. Beyond providing food, clothing and shelter.
JAFCO provides each child admitted to the shelter with complete medical, educational, psychological, psychiatric, and recreational care. In addition to serving children referred by the state, JAFCO also offers our shelter services to community families in need. Parents struggling with domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness, or any other issue placing their child at risk, can voluntarily place their child in the shelter, at no cost.
Dr. Ronald Simon
Director of Operations and Clinical Services
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.