Jewish Residential Services (JRS)

Mission Statement

JRS - JEWISH RESIDENTIAL SERVICES supports individuals with psychiatric or intellectual disabilities, helping them to live, learn, work and socialize as valued members of the community.

About Jewish Residential Services (JRS)

JRS's residential services include our SUPPORTIVE LIVING PROGRAM which offers an individualized range of supports provide by staff to adults with psychiatric or intellectual disabilities living independently in their own apartments. CHARLES MORRIS HALL and JASON KRAMER HALL are HUD subsidized apartment buildings in Squirrel Hill developed collaboratively by JRS and ACTION Housing to provide affordable, independent housing to adults with intellectual disabilities. SOLOMON AND SARAH GOLDBERG HOUSE celebrates Jewish culture with a Kosher kitchen, Shabbat meals and holiday celebrations. Three young men with intellectual disabilities live here with support from Verland's full-time staff, JRS, volunteers and their families. Our largest Psychiatric Rehabilitation program is THE HOWARD LEVIN CLUBHOUSE, it is a psychiatric rehabilitation program where members and staff work together to create and maintain a supportive community for adults living with mental illness. Through active participation, members are given opportunities to rejoin the worlds of friendship, meaningful work, employment, education, and to access the services and supports they may need. JRS also offers education programs and advocacy opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families through The YOUNG ADULTS IN TRANSITION PROJECT as well as socialization opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities through our JEWISH SINGLES SOCIAL NETWORK (JSSN)

Contact Information

Paula Pagnotta Phone: 412-325-0039