Jewish Family Service is offering free professional and support services for primary caregivers of family or friends. 

Family Caregiver Support is provided through HomeCare Associates, the state-licensed home-care division of Jewish Family Service, 1601 16th Ave., with funding, in part, by federal and state grants. 

Services are offered community-wide, regardless of religion or financial status at no cost. They include: 

•Financial assistance;

•Referral to essential community resources; 

•Assistance accessing services; 

•Support groups and individual counseling for caregivers; 

•Practical training in effective caregiving; 

•Targeted respite care; and 

•Services for Russian-speaking elders. 

The Jewish Family Service Family Caregiver Support Program is part of a larger network coordinated by the Area Agency on Aging, which includes organizations such as Chinese Information and Service Center and Neighborhood House. 

For more information about the program, visit www.jfsseattle.org or call (206) 861-3170.