The Jewish Fertility Foundation of Cincinnati provides financial assistance, emotional support, and educational programming to families and individuals with medical fertility challenges. Since opening the Cincinnati office in 2019, JFF-CINCY has supported dozens of men and women and helped to welcome 16 babies into the world.
“Going through infertility work up and treatments is hard and emotional; you feel so alone in the struggle and it seems like nobody talks about it. Imagine going through that during a world pandemic, with social isolation and not even having your spouse allowed with you during treatments. The feelings of loneliness and despair are overwhelming. But then comes JFF, with a dear fertility buddy to talk to, and virtual support groups that helped me see other women going through the same fight, and it made my struggle so much more tolerable. Our small support group became friends in real life too, and I could not be more grateful for JFF for not only helping me mentally through my IVF process, but also bringing new dear friends into my life. Our little IVF miracle is two months old now, and I feel so blessed to have found this community!”
– JFF-CINCY Recipient
JFF offers grants up to $10,000 towards the cost of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) for Jewish people experiencing medical infertility. Grantees also receive a 20% fertility clinic discount on fertility treatments and are eligible for up to $7,500 in Jewish Interest Free Loans.
JFF’s emotional support programs are FREE and open to ANYONE facing infertility. JFF-CINCY currently hosts virtual support groups each month on Mondays from 7:00-8:15 pm for women alongside the Fertility Buddies program. In the Fertility Buddies peer support program, someone currently struggling with infertility is matched with a “veteran” buddy who checks in at least once a month to provide relationship-based support. Participation in all of our support programs is free and confidential.
JFF is dedicated to shifting the definition and understanding of infertility and how the Cincinnati community views and supports those with fertility challenges. Through panels, discussions, lectures, podcasts, and one-on-one trainings, JFF advises clergy, fertility clinic medical staff, and the general population through its infertility sensitivity trainings. The Jewish Fertility Foundation also supports those experiencing infertility with educational programs such as “Pathways to Parenthood” and “Loving Someone With Infertility.”
2897 N Druid Hills Road, Ste. 146