Programs About Support JEVS


Mission, Vision, and History


JEVS Human Services (JEVS) works with individuals to create sustainable paths to independence and economic security.


Every person achieves personal independence and fulfillment.

Our priorities include:

  • Workforce Development. Specialized skills and job training programs support unemployed and underemployed individuals, older adults, refugees, and those who are justice-involved.
  • Career & Technical Education. Apprenticeships, externships, and certifications for in-demand industries, including building trades, information technology, healthcare careers, and advanced manufacturing among others. We run Orleans Technical College which is accredited for building trades and healthcare.
  • Community Living & Home Support. Personalized care and support services, enabling individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs to live independently and thrive within their communities.
  • JEVS Care at Home. Individualized assistance to older adults and people with disabilities to live in their own homes, supporting both the caregiver and the individual.


JEVS began in 1941 to aid Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis during World War II. JEVS helped them resettle in America and find meaningful work. JEVS expanded services to individuals with disabilities. Building from those roots, we’ve extended our reach with services that today span nearly every age group, race, gender, and community. We continue the work started over 80 years ago and address today’s most challenging issues.

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