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As an integral part of the Jewish community, the Wendy and Avron B. Fogelman Jewish Family Service (FJFS) at the Memphis Jewish Community Center (MJCC) provides an array of compassionate social services and a connection to any additional services needed. We form collaborative relationships with you, our clients, to enhance your well-being and help you thrive. We approach this mission with the highest level of responsibility, professionalism, and integrity.

FJFS Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Main: (901) 767-8511

Fax: (901) 763-2348
If this is an emergency, do not call the phone number above, dial 911.

Resource Center

No matter what you need, FJFS at the MJCC can be your first point of contact if you are seeking help. The Intake Coordinator will assess needs, provide information, and help community members access services at FJFS and elsewhere in the area. Referrals to community partners will be provided if needed. Contact Audrey May, FJFS Intake, Referral, and Volunteer Coordinator, at amay@jccmemphis.org or (901) 767-8511.

The counseling program at FJFS provides individual, couples, and family therapy for adults and adolescents. Counseling is provided on a sliding-fee scale based on the client's ability to pay. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact FJFS at (901) 767-8511.

Classes and Support Groups
FJFS provides space and guidance for several classes and support groups. More on Classes and Support Groups.

Compassionate Case Management and Care for Seniors

FJFS at the MJCC enhances the lives of seniors and helps older adults maintain the highest level of independence by providing case management and comprehensive support to them and their loved ones. For more information, contact Teresa Hughes at (901) 767-8511 or thughes@jccmemphis.org. More on Case Management and Care for Seniors.

Special Needs
FJFS Special Needs program offers a variety of services to those living with developmental and acquired disabilities and their caregivers. For adults with Special Needs, FJFS has a long-standing social group that is designed to enhance independence and quality of life through activities including: equestrian therapy, agility and strength training, painting classes, Pickleball, yoga, cooking classes, movies, bowling, professional sporting events, acting class, community service activities, fine arts events, as well as advocacy support to those with legal or social difficulties. In addition, FJFS is also reaching out to teens and tweens who would like to form a social group of their own. For more information about our programs, contact Bill Monroe at (901) 767-8511 or bmonroe@jccmemphis.org.

Emergency Assistance

We help individuals and families facing a crisis by offering assessment, case management, and financial assistance.

Education and Outreach

We offer workshops and seminars about important issues and needs within the Jewish community.

Shalom Shuttle

Our professional driver provides transportation to members of our Jewish community who are at least 60 years old as well as those adults of any age with special needs. Transportation is provided with door to door assistance for just $4 one-way to locations within Shelby County. Please note we are unable to accommodate those individuals in wheel chairs. Pre-registration/reservations are required and can be made by contacting FJFS at (901) 767-8511.

Volunteer at the J

FJFS is always on the lookout for volunteers in the following programs: Bikkur Chaverim (friendly visitors), Handy Helpers, Staying in Touch telephone assurance, and assisting in the office. Interested in volunteering with FJFS? Please contact Audrey May, FJFS Intake, Referral, and Volunteer Coordinator, at (901) 767-8511 or amay@jccmemphis.org.


FJFS Staff

Audrey J. May, MSSW, CRS
FJFS Intake, Referral, and Volunteer Coordinator
(901) 767-8511

Bill Monroe, JD
FJFS Special Needs Coordinator
(901) 767-8511

Dale Steele
FJFS Senior Transportation Driver
(901) 767-8511

Mary Elizabeth Jones, MSSW, LCSW
FJFS Director of Social Services
(901) 767-8511

Miriam Cauley-Crisp
FJFS Administrative Assistant
(901) 767-8511

Rashki Osina, LCSW
FJFS Program Manager and Therapist
(901) 767-8511

Teresa Hughes, LCSW
FJFS Senior Services Manager
(901) 767-8511

Vanessa Akeredolu, LSW
FJFS School Counselor
(901) 767-8511