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…

Self Care Is Key to Being the Best Caregiver You Can Be

Self Care Is Key to Being the Best Caregiver You Can Be

Learn more about Older Adult Services at JFS. Flight attendants will always tell you that you should put on your own oxygen mask before helping others. The same goes for being a caregiver. Jewish Family Service supports unpaid family and community caregivers of all backgrounds in King County through workshops, as well as individualized support…

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…

Community Is Our Tradition

Community Is Our Tradition

A midrash tells about a group of people in a boat. One begins to drill a hole in the floor under his seat. Incredulous, the group demands to know, “What are you doing?” The one replies, “It’s in my space, why do you care?” The group cries back, “We are all in the same boat…

JFS Soccer Team Brings Refugees Together

JFS Soccer Team Brings Refugees Together

Editor’s note: This story was originally published by HIAS. “Anyone can play, our demographic is very diverse,” Ta Kwe Say proudly tells HIAS.org. “We have players from Congo, players from Vietnam, a player from Somalia, a player from Iraq and Iran. We have players from Burma, and even different ethnic groups from within Burma like…

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