About US


was founded to honor the legacy of Herb Amster, a well-respected, local entrepreneur and innovative leader in the business and nonprofit community, as well as a generous mentor and an inspiration to many. 

The Center embodies and actualizes advice Herb Amster often gave Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County to bring sustainability to the agency through long-term financial stability.

“Do good things, but remember the bottom line so you can do more good things.”

Building upon the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience within JFS, The Amster Center affords this venerable agency the opportunity to offer clinical, behavioral, transportation, interpretation, training and caregiving expertise to people and organizations that can pay for it — in order to provide these services to those in the community who cannot

our Vision

The Herb Amster Center is model to other mission-driven non-profits for using social entrepreneurship as a method of creating sustainability against a tightened funding landscape. Concurrently, the center serves as a door through which Corporate America can enter as it seeks a better balance of money and meaning.
What our clients are saying...

“We are known for great service. And we are working with the Amster Center to develop training that will more clearly lay out for our staff members, culturally competent, great service for the community.”

Robbie Griswold, Community Partnerships Coordinator and Diversity
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

What our clients are saying...

“Having access to someone who knows the availability of services was extremely valuable to me.”

BoAA trainee at Caregiving training
Bank of Ann Arbor

What our clients are saying...

“I wish it was mandatory to have these mindfulness classes.”

trainee at Mindfulness for Busy Professionals (Including but not Limited to Stressed Attorneys)

What our clients are saying...

Having this basic information presented at work is helpful for those suffering in silence, while also opening up others to give support .”

 trainee at What Everyone Should Know about Anxiety and Depression
Chelsea Milling Company

Get in touch.


If you are a business or community leader looking for support, an investor or a volunteer, we would love to be in touch.

The Herb Amster Center is a division of Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
2245 S. State St., Ste 200 | Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 769-0209
Email: info@jfsannarbor.org

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