A Community of Support for Families Raising Children with Special Needs

The Jewish Family Service’s HaMercaz program offers ongoing assistance, advocacy, and support for Jewish families and children with special needs and developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder, Asperger syndrome, and cerebral palsy, from birth to age 22. HaMercaz means “the center” in Hebrew.


Contact HaMercaz

(866) 287-8030

Read HaMercaz Newsletters
Sign up for HaMercaz Newsletter

Like HaMercaz on Facebook
Follow HaMercaz on Twitter


The Power of Partnership

The HaMercaz/LAJAC Partners Group is a collaborative of 20 agencies and organizations that meet the needs of individuals with special needs in the Jewish community.

Jewish Family Service is the lead clinical partner for HaMercaz. The collaborative includes:



(866) 287-8030