Meaningful Volunteering Ideas That You Can Do Today

Meaningful Volunteering Ideas That You Can Do Today

Our success in responding to world-changing events is often measured by the small moments and encounters, like checking in on a loved one.

Socialization for Survivors:  The Importance of Human Connection

Socialization for Survivors: The Importance of Human Connection

On January 27, the world memorialized both the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Holocaust Remembrance Day. As we honor the countless lives lost to senseless hate and intolerance, it is also a time of celebrating survivors and the lives they’ve built despite unimaginable trauma. For many survivors of trauma, turning inwards is…

JFS Welcomes New Teen & Young Adult Counselor

JFS Welcomes New Teen & Young Adult Counselor

Dr. Lena Neufeld has worked with children, teens and young adults for the past 10 years, everywhere from the rural Oregon desert to the maple trees of Vermont. Now, Lena is Jewish Family Service’s new Teen and Young Adult Therapist in Seattle—and the first counselor brought on as part of our new Teen & Young…

JFS Selected as Uber Community Impact Initiative Partner

JFS Selected as Uber Community Impact Initiative Partner

For many of us, getting from home to work, school or the doctor’s office is just another part of the day. But for those with mobility and mental health challenges, transportation can be an enormous barrier to stability—for a variety of reasons. At JFS, some of our clients cannot afford to take Metro transit or…

Thank you for helping the Polack Food Bank!

Thank you for helping the Polack Food Bank!

The 2019 JFS Community-Wide Food Drive and Food Sort is complete! Thank you to everyone who donated food during the month-long Food Drive and the 350 volunteers who donated time at the Food Sort! Together, our generous community donated, organized, boxed, and sorted over 2,000 bags of food for the Polack Food Bank. Food insecurity—which…

New Evening Food Bank Hours Remove Barriers

New Evening Food Bank Hours Remove Barriers

The JFS Polack Food Bank fills a critical need for many in our community. Open several days a week, it provides healthy food to thousands of households each year. But there are a few segments of the population the Food Bank hasn’t been able to fully serve–including working parents and college students. That will change…

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