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Black Mental Health MATTERS.

February is Black History Month and, according to the State of Mental Health in America 2021 report, “while rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation are increasing for people of all races and ethnicities...Black or African American [people] have had the highest average percent change over time for anxiety and depression.”

JFS Delaware is committed to equity and inclusion, from the services we provide in our offices to our advocacy in the community; we are here to help ALL our friends and neighbors thrive. Our diverse team of compassionate, licensed professionals can help you unpack, understand, manage, and overcome the challenges you or your loved one are facing.

Call our free, confidential emotional support hotline: 302-781-4537, available Monday through Friday, 9AM to 9PM.

Want more support for yourself or a loved one? Get started on your therapy journey with JFS by visiting www.jfsdelaware.org/intake.
Recommendations to Celebrate Black Stories, Experiences, & People:

There's so much more - look up how you can uplift and celebrate Black and BIPOC stories, creators, business owners, and leaders in our community.

The Employment Support Network is an innovative approach to support individuals struggling with the complex challenges of sudden unemployment.
We understand the impact sudden job loss can have on stability and well-being.

You don't have to do this alone.
Know someone who may benefit from the Employment Support Network?
Help us spread the word and reach those who need us.
Reach Out...Just Don't Touch

Cancer Care Connection’s team of Oncology Social Workers has some ideas to help you cope with the isolation many of us are experiencing during the pandemic. Most importantly, they recommend reaching out to connect with others . . .

Cancer Care Connection is now an affiliate of JFS, providing cancer-specific counseling to patients and their caregivers. Read more about the merger here.

Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 14th-20th! Check out the Words of Wellness Newsletter from our Wellness Summit Partners, including 21 Ways To Be Kind To Our Mental Health.

Additional resources can be found on the Wellness Summit Landing Page.
Executive Order

As the only refugee resettlement agency in Delaware, we were thrilled that President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order to increase refugee admissions to 125,000 in the next fiscal year. This is a significant increase from the all-time lows projected by the previous administration.
COMPASS Webinar Info Session
Tuesday, February 16th from 3:30-4PM

Caring for a loved one with dementia?
Meet the JFS COMPASS team to learn more about our unique dementia care & caregiver support program.

Additional dates: March 23rdApril 20thMay 18th
Contact: Kate Gruber at kgruber@jfsdelaware.org 
QuaranTEEN Support Group
Wednesdays from 5-6PM

This FREE, online support group for teens ages 14-17 provides a safe space for participants to process recent changes and stressors with their friends and peers. Now a joint group for ALL teens (regardless of gender identity).

Contact Mone't at mgriffin@jfsdelaware.org for more information or to sign up for the secure ZOOM access link.
Do More 24 Day of Giving
March 4th - 5th, 6PM-6PM

Support JFS on Delaware's Biggest Day of Giving! We are joining United Way of Delaware, Spur Impact, and over 250 other Delaware nonprofits to increase our impact; throughout this 24-hour period, JFS is eligible to win cash and non-cash prizes depending on how much we raise. Help us reach our $1,800 goal!

Visit JFS Delaware's fundraising page and set a reminder to give. Your gift can make a difference!
Jewish Family Services of Delaware (JFS) is a nonprofit human services agency with a mission to strengthen individuals, families, and the community by providing counseling and support services. With an interdisciplinary and innovative approach, we combine talent, expertise, and leadership to make our robust therapeutic and support services available to everyone, regardless of religion, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or special need.
99 Passmore Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

20684 John J Williams Hwy, Suite 4
Lewes, DE 19958

(302) 478-9411