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…

Celebrate the Home Runs

Celebrate the Home Runs

“The home run today doesn’t win the ballgame tomorrow,” my dad would say when he felt I needed perspective or a dose of humility. I believe in that saying — to some degree. But I also believe that celebration, tempered with humility, is just as necessary. This year has been rough. Our clients continue to…

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,…

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….

Empathy. Stability. Family.

Empathy. Stability. Family.

2017 Community of Caring Luncheon At a time when people too often feel divided from each other and empathy can seem in short supply, more than 1,100 people came together to support JFS and the life-changing services it provides to vulnerable individuals and families in the Puget Sound region. As event Co-Chairs Kathy Berman and Jan…

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