About US

Specialized Care for A Better Life

JSSA, a nonsectarian, nonprofit client-focused health, and social service agency that has been helping individuals and families across the Greater Washington metropolitan area meet emotional, social, and physical challenges for more than 120 years. JSSA serves and supports more than 31,000 individuals and families annually through a wide range of services including: counseling, educational, special needs services, in-home support, hospice and nursing care, and social services.

JSSA’s team of highly experienced and compassionate social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, case managers, counselors, specialized employment specialists, and nurses work in close collaboration with healthcare providers, school staff, and other professionals to provide a holistic approach to each individual or family’s care.

While JSSA’s approach to care is rooted in the Jewish values of repairing the world and helping others, we provide services to people of all faiths, regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to improve each life we touch– no matter how young or how old.

Our Mission:

JSSA empowers individuals and families to achieve well-being across their lifespan.

Our Vision:

Guided by Jewish traditions and values, we strive to be the partner of choice providing integrated services that enhance the quality of life for all communities.

Our Values:

Our personal conduct and treatment of others—individuals, families, employees, and community are empowered by the following core values. By living our values, we attain our mission.

Dignity
We honor, respect, and esteem all individuals and serve all people with empathy, compassion, and caring.

Integrity
We are dedicated to strong ethical and moral principles, honesty, fairness, trustworthiness, and bringing our whole selves to everything we do.

Hope
We foster an optimistic outlook allowing individuals to journey through uncertainty with the promise of learning and healing that leads to a greater sense of physical and emotional
well-being.

Inclusiveness
We embrace the perspectives and contributions of staff, volunteers, clients, and partners and incorporate the needs of our diverse communities in all that we do.

Responsibility
We are accountable for ensuring that services needed by our community are accessible and available to all.

Excellence
We continually strive to achieve outstanding sustainable outcomes by optimizing the effectiveness of all of our resources and nurturing a culture that opens pathways to success.

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