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…

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….

Overcoming the Isolation of Domestic Violence

Overcoming the Isolation of Domestic Violence

The isolation of domestic violence is a factor during an abusive relationship, and even sometimes after it ends. We asked Cynthia Gamel, an Advocate with Project DVORA, to help us understand isolation as a tactic of control. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE WAYS AN ABUSER MAY ISOLATE THEIR PARTNER? There are different tactics, but it all…

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

Rabbi Tanhum’s family was known for a specific praiseworthy habit. When his mother went to the market to buy food, she would buy two pounds of meat – one for her family and one for the poor. Rabbi Tanhum himself was known for the same predictable behavior: “If he was accustomed to buy a pound…

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