I Never Imagined You

I Never Imagined You

This is the story of Project DVORA client Charlotte Jarvis, in her own words, about escaping an abusive relationship. She attended weekly one-on-one sessions with a program advocate and participated in Project DVORA yoga and writing groups to support her in the healing process. I couldn’t hear anything. People said a lot of things. But…

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…

Emergency Preparedness Kits Shouldn’t Be a Luxury

Emergency Preparedness Kits Shouldn’t Be a Luxury

Shaida Hossein goes through emergency preparedness kits piece by piece as she does with every JFS client. Then she follows up with questions and crisis scenarios. What would you do during a grease fire, windstorm or earthquake? Having a flashlight for power outages or a small supply of water on hand for emergencies shouldn’t be…

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew), we remember our local Puget Sound survivors and their stories, told in their own words. Photographs are by Dara Rosenwasser. Celia Etkin (1922 – 2009) b. Sighet, Romania Wartime Location: Buchenwald concentration camp, Germany; Auschwitz concentration camp, Poland; Hamburg & Braunschweig, Germany; Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Germany “My…

Walking With Our Clients

Walking With Our Clients

Lani works with our seniors — survivors, fighters and the ones who never seem to catch a break. She is one of those dedicated people who has pictures of her with her clients above her desk. The type of person we would want taking care of our parents, or of ourselves. When I stopped by…

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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