FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 31, 2022
Jewish Family Service Moves Its Headquarters
Cincinnati — Jewish Family Service of the Cincinnati Area (JFS) has moved its headquarters from the Mayerson Jewish Community Center (JCC), located on Ridge Road in Amberley Village, to Kenwood
Road in Blue Ash. JFS provides a variety of high-quality professional services, including counseling for youth, teens, and young adults; help for older adults navigating the complexities of
aging—through AgeWell Cincinnati; and non-medical, in-home care—with StarPoint Home Care. The new office location is 9395 Kenwood Road, Suite 100, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242.
JFS CEO Liz Vogel explained what motivated the organization to make this move, and why it represents such a significant improvement. “Our new location reflects the excellence of our professional
team and the services they deliver,” Vogel said, “It’s a great fit for our mission, offering easy access for older adults, the utmost privacy for counseling with a separate entrance and parking,
and a programming space for virtual and in-person activities. I believe it also will play an important role in retaining our talented team members in this highly competitive marketplace, because
it’s a beautiful and highly functional place to work. We can take great pride in it.”
“Our services revolve around the needs of our clients and this space was specifically designed to elevate their experience with JFS,” said Linda Kean, Chief Operating Officer. “It’s light,
inspires hope, and promotes healing for those that need it.”
Jewish Family Service Barbash Family Vital Support Center and Jewish
Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry will continue to operate from their current location on the campus of Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion. The Russian Jewish Cultural
Center, which is managed by JFS, will remain at the Mayerson JCC.
"Our new location reflects the excellence of our professional team and the services they deliver."
— JFS CEO Liz Vogel
StarPoint Home Care and AgeWell Cincinnati have moved with JFS to the Kenwood Road offices. StarPoint is a subsidiary of JFS offering a full complement of non-medical, in-home assistance
services to Jewish (and non-Jewish) older adults in the Cincinnati area. AgeWell Cincinnati is a coalition of local Jewish organizations, managed by JFS, that helps older adults age well in
“The move to our new headquarters not only improves the professional image of StarPoint, but being together with the JFS and Agewell Cincinnati staffs allows for better collaboration and
partnership,” said Debbie Balk, Director of StarPoint Home Care. “I’ve really missed seeing my colleagues and I look forward to our impromptu brainstorming, catch-ups, and sharing that is so
integral to our work.” Director of AgeWell Cincinnati June Ridgway was also excited by the opportunities the new location will provide. “Since we have more room, we can accommodate more people in
an atmosphere that is relaxed and comfortable,” she said. “Plus, we’ll be better equipped to handle those folks who just drop-in to learn more about our services. It’s a win-win.”
With regard to pandemic protocols, JFS has upgraded procedures to protect the health of its clients and staff. All staff are required to wear medical grade masks (N95 or KN95). In addition, all
staff must either be fully vaccinated or tested weekly. Clients will continue to be seen in person, but they will be required to undergo standardized COVID screenings.
About Jewish Family Service of the Cincinnati Area
For more than 75 years, Jewish Family Service has provided professional social services to families and individuals. Services include emergency and food assistance, aging and caregiver services,
and support for Holocaust survivors, as well as the Russian-speaking Jewish population. The organization also provides counseling and care management. For those with chronic socialization
challenges, the agency offers therapeutic social programming. JFS serves the Cincinnati Jewish community with cultural sensitivity, while serving all people who need help, regardless of their
ability to pay. Jewish Family Service receives support in part from the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany,
and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, enabling it to hire top talent and deliver premium programming at low or no cost.
About StarPoint Home Care
StarPoint Home Care, LLC is a local Cincinnati, non-profit, private pay agency originally founded by the Jewish Home of Cincinnati in 2008 to ease the lives of senior adults and their family
members by connecting them with trusted, experienced home care aides. StarPoint Home Care is a subsidiary of Jewish Family Service of the Cincinnati Area, an organization that strengthens lives
and our community by providing professional social services to families and individuals in times of need. We work closely with Jewish Family Service’s K’Vod Outreach Center, which partners with
our community’s congregations, agencies, and community members to identify those that would benefit from more social engagement. StarPoint is proud to be a referral partner with AgeWell
Cincinnati. AgeWell Cincinnati is a coordinated, central solution for older adults that links them, their family members, friends, and caregivers, to community resources for aging well in Jewish
(and non-Jewish) Cincinnati.
About AgeWell Cincinnati
Finding just the right services for older adults and their families can be a challenge. To better meet those needs, the Cincinnati Jewish Senior Service Coalition — a trusted collaboration of
local Jewish organizations serving those 60 and better — created AgeWell Cincinnati. AgeWell Cincinnati is a coordinated, central solution that links older adults, their family members, friends,
and caregivers to community resources for aging well in Jewish Cincinnati.