Darkness & Light: Reflections on the Winter Season

Darkness & Light: Reflections on the Winter Season

By Rebecca Coates-Finke, JFS Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Counselor Today, the time between sunrise and sunset in Seattle is about eight and a half hours. Tomorrow, we will have the longest night of our year, before the sun slowly begins to stay with us a few more minutes at a time. Last Sunday…

JFS 2022 Board President: On Mental Health, Youth, and Parenting

JFS 2022 Board President: On Mental Health, Youth, and Parenting

We are thrilled to introduce our community to Karyn Barer, newly elected President of the JFS Board of Directors. By Karyn Barer My first encounter with JFS was attending a “Bringing Baby Home” class with my husband. We sat around a table with several other young couples (one of whom still sits with us at…

JFS Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

JFS Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Jewish Family Service stands in strong opposition to today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal right to legal abortion in the United States.

Survivors of Abuse Deserve Flexible Financial Support

Survivors of Abuse Deserve Flexible Financial Support

When survivors leave abusive relationships, they often start at ground zero. Flexible financial assistance can help tremendously.

Walking the Path from Grief to Hope

Walking the Path from Grief to Hope

Today’s societal anger and divisiveness may be what it looks like when we collectively try and bury the pain of loss rather than address it.  

Looking Back, Looking Forward: 2021 in Review

Looking Back, Looking Forward: 2021 in Review

We are astounded by the generosity, resilience, and selflessness we witnessed this past year.

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