Special Programs

Jewish Family Services develops programs to respond to community needs, providing support, resources, and outreach opportunities.


Networking 4 Youth, a community-based resource for young job seekers, can help you to better identify current and emerging market needs. At our workshops, learn peer to peer ways to advance your career goals, understand market preference, form collaborative partnerships, build relationships with potential employers, effectively engage with social media tools, and discover new ways to get involved. For more information please contact Erica Bregman at 613-722-2225.


Street Smarts is a street-based outreach program that offers resources, referrals, and basic supplies to Ottawa’s downtown homeless population. As a consumer-led outreach program, our volunteers have lived experience, understand the effects of street culture, and are able to engage with those they are offering assistance to.

The outreach team walks every evening from 6-9pm and carries with them seasonal clothing, granola bars, and toiletries.

For more information, please email or call our direct line at 613-979-3387.