JFCS Moves Into Its New Building In Golden Valley!

Monday, Feb. 26, was move-in day for Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS)! Staff spent the day unpacking boxes, setting up computers, hanging pictures and much more at the agency’s new building in Golden Valley (5905 Golden Valley Rd) – JFCS’ Next Century Home. The newly renovated building provides JFCS with a permanent home for the first time in its 108-year-history. Moving in marked the culmination of a very long process in our drive for a new building and we couldn’t be more excited to settle into our new digs! A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8.

JFCS – along with Minnesota-based Pope Architects and the building’s founding sponsor, the Stillman Family Foundation – renovated an existing office and warehouse building in Golden Valley to create a welcoming home for 120 employees, and clients in its 30-plus programs and services.

Joining JFCS in this new space is non-profit partner PRISM, which serves more than 6,000 people each year through its food shelf, housing programs, children’s programs, and thrift shop. This will be the first time since PRISM’s founding in 1970 that it has been housed in a facility planned specifically to meet the unique needs of its services and participants.

The building’s innovative design will encourage collaboration and connection and foster staff and community engagement, while also providing privacy for clients. The Golden Valley site will be a welcoming, community-building home for volunteers, staff and other community members. It will also be equipped with more efficient and innovative technology.

The design offers a collaborative, flexible workspace, with informal and formal meeting spaces, a community event room, meditation/prayer rooms, updated technology, adjustable-height desks and more. In addition, the portion of the building to be leased by PRISM includes a grocery-store-like food shelf and a large retail space for PRISM’s Shop for Change Thrift Shop. The two-level space is strategically organized to facilitate collaboration and shared resources.

“Our new building provides a great opportunity for staff, volunteers, and donors to better serve the local community with the very best in professional, compassionate and caring service,” said Judy Halper, JFCS Chief Executive Officer. “Throughout life, each person experiences a time when he or she can benefit from help and support – and we are here to serve everyone.”

For more information on JFCS and to read its blog, visit www.jfcspls.org.