Eastside Food Bank Gets Roof Over Its Head Again

Eastside Food Bank Gets Roof Over Its Head Again

When the Bellevue church housing the monthly JFS Eastside Food Bank was damaged last year, JFS staff were forced to improvise. This meant moving the food bank to the church parking lot and temporarily serving clients out of the back of a van. Fortunately, after repairs to the church, the food bank is fully operational…

JFS Is Here for Youth and Young Adults

JFS Is Here for Youth and Young Adults

In the last several years, Jewish Family Service has had many conversations with community leaders and has been looking at data around youth and young adult mental health. It has become clear there is an increasing need for us to expand our services to better support teens, young adults, their parents and the community organizations…

More Than Sports, It’s Building Community

More Than Sports, It’s Building Community

The crack of the bat echoes through Safeco Field (now T-Mobile Park) as Dee ‘Flash’ Gordon takes off to first base. From not far behind the catcher, a small group shares cheers of excitement and sighs of disappointment throughout the game. This small group at the Seattle Mariners home game includes staff and clients of…

A Partnership That Supports College Students

A Partnership That Supports College Students

It is not easy to be a college student today. Couple all of the stresses you may remember from your college days — relationships, exams — with what’s happening on social media and in the outside world, and it takes a toll on a lot of people. Jewish students are no exception. “We’re just seeing,…

Addiction Services Meet People Where They Are

Addiction Services Meet People Where They Are

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction and looking for help, please contact our Intake & Assessment Specialist at counseling@jfsseattle.org or (206) 461-3240. 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…

What Is a Sensory Overload?

What Is a Sensory Overload?

Editor’s Note: This perspective on sensory overload and autism is from a Supportive Living Services client. Sensory overload is something that’s really important if you have someone with autism. I was diagnosed when there was still the split between Asperger’s Syndrome and autism. Now it’s just Autism Spectrum Disorder. I digress though. I have a…

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