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…

Coat Drive for Resettled Refugees

Coat Drive for Resettled Refugees

When you purchase and donate new winter coats, you’ll provide resettled refugees a necessity they do not have when they arrive and one that is too expensive to purchase. Here’s how you can help! What should I donate? New, warm, waterproof or water-resistant, winter coats. We need children’s, women’s and men’s. Small and medium are…

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…

The Possibility of Healing and Joy

The Possibility of Healing and Joy

The Jewish community recently marked a sad day on the Jewish calendar called Tisha B’Av.  It’s a day of mourning for the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem, first in 586 BCE by the Babylonians and then again in 70 CE by the Romans, as well as other Jewish tragedies throughout history.  Jewish tradition…

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…

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