Working with youth, families, and the community to foster resilience, promote felt safety and inspire positive and lasting change.
The Jacob Center was founded in 1988 by three social workers. Jacob, a family name, is historically associated with healing and also refers to an ancient surveying instrument (A Jacob staff), whereby people could get their bearings. The Jacob Center initially provided foster care placement and therapeutic services. Over the years, The Jacob Center has transitioned to providing primarily community based, trauma responsive services.
"I can not say enough amazing things about our experiences with Jacob Center. My daughter's mentor was the best thing that happened during a very difficult time. She is professional, caring, and exactly what she needed. The girls group program she was in was invaluable and helped her connect with others when she thought she was alone. I do not know what I would have done without the resources the Jacob Center provided for my daughter. It gave our family such a piece of mind through many chaotic times. I highly recommend them and would give 100 stars if I could" Guardian of Youth Participant