Family Matters Campaign Update

Family Matters Campaign Update

The Family Matters Campaign was planned, in part, to support construction of our current facility. After Family Matters kicked off in 2006, and with the support of our donors, JFS weathered the Great Recession of 2008 and expanded its services to meet the growing needs of our community. Now, we are so pleased to announce…

Reasons to GiveBIG to JFS

Reasons to GiveBIG to JFS

Here’s just a sampling of reasons you should GiveBIG to JFS on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Because we want David to feel like part of the family, on holidays and every day. Because Jasmine and her son deserve to read bedtime stories in a home of their own. Because food insecurity is real in all…

Holocaust Survivors: What We’ve Learned

Holocaust Survivors: What We’ve Learned

There are about 100,000 Holocaust survivors living in the U.S. Nearly one quarter are over the age of 85, and one in three lives in poverty. JFS serves 62 Holocaust survivors with care management that can include coordination of medical care, benefits advocacy, financial assistance, housing advocacy and activities to reduce social isolation. We asked…

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Allows Refugee Ban Lawsuit to Continue

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Allows Refugee Ban Lawsuit to Continue

On March 29, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion by the government to dismiss the appeal and vacate the injunction in JFS v. Trump, which challenges the Trump administration’s October 24 ban on refugees that suspended the admission of refugees from 11 countries and stopped the follow-to-join process for family members of…

Caring and Service for 125 Years

Caring and Service for 125 Years

Caring and service are the consistent qualities the community has shown through the 125 years of history at Jewish Family Service

#Metoo and Domestic Violence

#Metoo and Domestic Violence

#Metoo and domestic violence (DV) have become interwoven conversations in the work of Project DVORA and Counseling & Addiction Services, where issues of sexual abuse and sexual violence regularly arise. Experiences of and reactions to the #metoo movement have been complicated for DV survivors, so we asked Liz Coleclough, Director of Project DVORA and Counseling…

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