Our mission is to care for abused, neglected and special needs children in the Jewish community, and to work in partnership with families and the entire child welfare community.
Our vision is to provide a privately funded model child welfare program which can be replicated by other communities around the country including a continuum of high quality family preservation, foster care, adoption, emergency shelter, group home, independent living, and mentoring services to at-risk and special needs children and families in the community and support, treatment and respite care for families raising children with developmental disabilities. This model would work in partnership with the state and in collaboration with other local agencies.
Our immediate vision is to provide an entire continuum of child welfare services to children and their families in the South Florida Jewish community (incorporating the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach).
Our long-range vision is to help promote the development of comprehensive services to abused, neglected, homeless and special needs children in other Jewish communities — whether those services are provided by local autonomous agencies or by JAFCO directly. While JAFCO was created to meet an unmet need in the Jewish community, as a Jewish community it is our privilege and our responsibility to serve any child or family in need.