JFS Seattle Files Suit Challenging Refugee Restrictions

JFS Seattle Files Suit Challenging Refugee Restrictions

Today, Jewish Family Service filed a lawsuit against President Trump based on an executive order issued on October 24, 2017 (the “Presidential Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities”). JFS is one of several plaintiffs in the case, including JFS Silicon Valley and a number of individual refugees…

Home Care Is About People

Home Care Is About People

Home care is about people – those who need it and those who give it. That’s why Care Solutions by JFS is as focused on who it hires to provide in home-services as it is on the clients and families served. Monica Waweru has been a home care aide with Care Solutions for six years….

LGBT Refugee Couple Risks All for Love

LGBT Refugee Couple Risks All for Love

When you ask Fatimah* and Sanaz* how they first met, they give the expected response for millennials in love — online. But for these 30-year-old women, only their introduction hews to the expected. They started chatting eight years ago on an Arabic-language social media site called Dagged. Sanaz was living in Turkey with her parents….

SNAP Is a Success That Needs Protection

SNAP Is a Success That Needs Protection

SNAP is a success. For decades, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka food stamps, has been the most important resource available to Americans struggling with food insecurity. That’s why we must remain committed to protecting and strengthening this program. One of the things that makes SNAP so effective is its structure as an entitlement program,…

Help Spice Up the Food Bank

Help Spice Up the Food Bank

While spices provide a healthy zest of flavor to meals without adding unhealthy sugar or fat, they are pricey and a luxury not all can afford. Learning about spices has been a key part of Polack Food Bank cooking classes. Each month, Food Bank Specialist Brian Sindel meets with about a dozen clients to make…

Gloria

Gloria

Would there be a minyan? That was the worrisome question I didn’t say out loud. Gloria was in her late 60s, raspy-voiced, recently moved to a subsidized Lynnwood apartment that fronted I-5. She had endured a traumatic period of homelessness, living between shelters and her car while trying to manage a host of chronic conditions….

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