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…

TAKE ACTION: Support the U.S. Accepting at Least 75,000 Refugees

TAKE ACTION: Support the U.S. Accepting at Least 75,000 Refugees

As the world faces a global refugee crisis, it is vital the U.S. support, protect and welcome refugees. Resettlement is a life-saving option available to less than one percent of the displaced population who are unable to return home or stay in the country to which they fled. Our government will soon determine the maximum…

Food Banks & SNAP Bring Health to the Table

Food Banks & SNAP Bring Health to the Table

Jean* knows the exact cost of fresh vegetables, bread and coffee. The 69-year-old, lifelong Seattle resident knows when and where to get the best deals that will stretch her limited income. And she also knows most healthy, quality foods aren’t affordable for her without assistance from both local food banks and the federal Supplemental Nutrition…

Stability of Vulnerable Washingtonians

Stability of Vulnerable Washingtonians

JFS can’t meet the needs of our clients alone. State government programs are vital to the stability of vulnerable Washingtonians. Thank Washington Legislators Here are five state-funded programs that matter for JFS clients who are trying to achieve housing and financial stability. It’s time to thank legislators who continue to champion these important programs. You’ll…

JFS Stands With Refugees

JFS Stands With Refugees

The following statement was emailed to the JFS community from CEO Will Berkovitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Friday, Jan. 27, 2017) in response to the executive order signed that day. President Trump signed an executive order that equates refugees to terrorists and unjustly targets Muslims. We at Jewish Family Service reject this policy and those notions. JFS…

Stand Up for Immigrants, Refugees & American Values

Stand Up for Immigrants, Refugees & American Values

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order that will stop the admission of Syrian refugees indefinitely and will place a temporary halt on refugees from the rest of the world. JFS is expecting to resettle 142 refugees in the coming months who are eager to be reunited with their families in the Greater…

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