Addiction Services Meet People Where They Are

Addiction Services Meet People Where They Are

Director of Counseling & Addiction Services Liz Coleclough sat down with us to discuss support available for individuals and families affected by addiction. What is addiction? Adapting from the American Psychiatric Association’s definition, I’d describe addiction as a brain disease in which a person abuses a substance(s) or engages in behaviors compulsively despite harmful consequences…

Domestic Violence Legal Services

Domestic Violence Legal Services

Domestic violence legal services are in short supply in the Puget Sound region. Liz Coleclough, Director of Project DVORA and Counseling & Addiction Services, sat down with us to talk about a new service to help address the needs of domestic violence clients at JFS. Why is Project DVORA adding domestic violence legal services? One…

Thanks for Supporting Food Security for All

Thanks for Supporting Food Security for All

There’s more dignity, justice and food security for all thanks to our generous community and the successful 2018 Community-Wide Food Drive. 263 volunteers and staff sorted, boxed and organized about 2,050 grocery bags of food and toiletries during the culminating Food Sort on September 30. Donations will help feed and support about 1,300 households who turn to the JFS Polack Food Bank each…

National Refugee Shabbat and JFS Coat Drive

National Refugee Shabbat and JFS Coat Drive

What is National Refugee Shabbat? National Refugee Shabbat (October 19 – 20) is a moment for congregations, organizations and individuals around the country to create a Shabbat, or other meaningful experience, dedicated to refugees. JFS is coordinating with HIAS on this effort and also working to support the efforts of individuals and groups in the…

Justice, Compassion and Domestic Abuse

Justice, Compassion and Domestic Abuse

Several years ago, a friend urgently needed to extricate herself from an abusive relationship. She knew that her spouse would use the legal system to further humiliate and abuse her. He potentially had the power to take their children from her. The fear of what could happen in a courtroom kept her in the relationship…

Fall Volunteering With JFS

Fall Volunteering With JFS

Looking for fall volunteering opportunities? JFS can use your help with the following events and supportive opportunities that directly benefit our clients and community. Contact Volunteer Services today to begin the process and find the fall volunteering that’s right for you! Please note that openings and needs may change with time. Make Centerpiece Baskets Weekdays During Business…

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