JCS is the New Voice of Switchboard 211

Jewish Community Services of South Florida Assumes Operations of
Switchboard Miami Programs

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Inc. (JCS) today announced
that effective January 1, 2017, it will take over Switchboard of Miami’s
211 Call Center, Helplines and family counseling services. The 211 and
Helpline phone numbers will remain the same.

The overwhelming majority of Switchboard’s staff, about 70
professionals, will become JCS employees. The Call Center will be
re-locating to JCS’ main office in North Miami, while the counseling
services will remain at their current location in South Miami.

“While it is sad that Switchboard is closing its doors, it is comforting
to know their vital community services will continue uninterrupted for
all the residents of Miami Dade and Monroe Counties,” said Fred Stock,
president and chief executive officer of Jewish Community Services. “We
want to thank the United Way, Miami Dade County, The South Florida
Behavioral Health Network and The Children’s Trust for working with us
to transfer their grants in a seamless manner ensuring the continued
provision of services. JCS is proud to be in a position to add
Switchboard’s services to our portfolio as the visions of both
organizations are closely aligned in ensuring a healthier South Florida

“We also want to thank Ackerman LLC; Bilzin Sumberg; Markowitz, Ringel,
Trusty & Hartog and Michael Moecker & Assoc. for providing pro-bono
legal and related services to Switchboard and JCS throughout the
transition process,” added Stock.


Jewish Community Services’ mission is to improve the quality of life
and self-sufficiency of the Jewish and broader communities throughout
South Florida in accordance with Jewish values. Since 1920, Jewish
Community Services of South Florida has remained true to its original
mission of providing exemplary human services through compassionate and
comprehensive programs that promote health and productivity. JCS is a
Beneficiary Agency of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and an Impact
Partner of United Way of Miami-Dade. For more information, please visit
or call 305.576.6550.


For Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Inc.
Josh Merkin,