In the mid-nineteen eighties, the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh assembled a task force to look at unmet needs of people with disabilities in the city’s Jewish community. Perhaps the most glaring unmet need to emerge from that study was for housing and support services for adults living with mental illness or with intellectual disabilities.

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Job Openings

Invitation from a past annual meeting

Jewish Residential Services is seeking a Supportive Living Counselor. For more information, please visit our Careers with JRS page.

Benefits 101 - How people with disabilities can build financial security without jeopardizing benefits

Hosted by Merakey. Individuals with disabilities rely on a variety of government benefits for supports and services. It is important for individuals and those who support them to understand how earned and unearned income might impact benefits such as Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicaid Waivers and other subsidies. In order to make informed decisions about their financial futures, it is important for individuals and those who support them to learn the basics of benefits information.

 Workshop Series

Various time and dates. Click here to see the workshop schedule. 

Develop a vision for a Good Life; think about what you need to know and do; Identify how to find or develop supports; and Discover how to have an “Everyday Life” in your community.

From Disabilities to Possibilities

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