Member Highlights
October 2019
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JFS Delaware Welcomes Geriatrician for Dementia Care Program

Jewish Family Services of Delaware , a leading provider of counseling and support services throughout the state, is thrilled to announce that geriatrician,  Maria D’Souza, MD, MPH , has joined the JFS team as Medical Director of an interdisciplinary team of geriatric professionals in JFS’ new program,  JFS COMPASS , which will provide medical care for individuals with dementia and critical caregiver support to guide families through their journey. Continue reading here .
JVS Human Services to be Key Player at Durfee Innovation Society

JVS Human Services announced July 29th it has been awarded a $3.5 million joint contract with national employment services agency ResCare Workforce Services by the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) to move into a 10,000-square-foot space inside Durfee. In October, the school-turned-training/social services incubator welcomed JVS Human Services and ResCare Workforce Services as its newest and biggest tenant. Learn more here .
JFS Atlantic & Cape May Counties Supports Bank of America Neighborhood Builders

On October 24th Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties' staff helped congratulate the latest recipients of the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Grant during a recognition event in North Jersey. JFS was awarded the grant in 2018, which provides funds for non-profit organizations that are addressing issues critical to the long-term sustainability of local communities.
JFS Dallas Receives AWARE Grant

Jewish Family Service of Dallas is a 2019-20 AWARE grant recipient. Applications were submitted from nonprofit organizations located in Dallas that are working on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. AWARE is dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease, and its mission is to provide funding and support to nonprofit organizations that are working on the front lines.  Learn more here .
JFS Western Massachusetts Awarded $250K Federal Grant for Citizenship Services

A $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will help  Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts better serve lawful permanent residents in Hampden County who seek help in submitting applications for citizenship and in preparing for the   citizenship  interview and exam. Continue reading here .
OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels and JFS Columbus Announce Partnership to Provide Care to Holocaust Survivors

OhioHealth and Jewish Family Services of Columbus are working together to provide convenient, compassionate healthcare services for Holocaust survivors. Beginning Oct. 28, the OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels Primary Care mobile unit will be at JFS on Mondays to provide comprehensive primary care services for an aging, underserved group in the central Ohio community. During the OhioHealth visits, survivors will participate in a variety of person-centered activities such as Urban Zen and music therapy. Learn more here.
From Hollywood to JFCS, October is National Disabilities Employment Month

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment-population ratio – the proportion of the population that is employed – in 2018 was 19.1 percent among those with a disability. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for those without a disability was 65.9 percent. Stacey Spencer, Inclusion Specialist at Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis explores this issue in her blog as she raises awareness surrounding National Disabilities Employment Month.
Pay for Success Project Hits Milestone

In 2016, JVS Boston embarked on an ambitious project to move 2,000 immigrants and refugees into new or better jobs. This project, the Pathways to Economic Advancement Pay for Success project, reached a key milestone in September—the full enrollment of all four program tracks. Since 2016, these participants have learned new skills and worked with career coaches to attain new jobs and earn higher wages. This full enrollment is the first step in a successful project, and was not guaranteed. With record-low unemployment, the effective ending of refugee resettlement, and the Federal Administration’s policies targeting immigrants, the barriers to full enrollment were high. This huge accomplishment required energy and commitment of the entire agency, with everyone uniting around a common goal. Learn more here.
JFCS of Southern NJ Launches #ReachOut Suicide Prevention Campaign

This September, Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey launched a month long social media campaign in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month. The goal of the campaign was to reduce the stigma that often surrounds suicide and to normalize conversations about mental health among teens, tweens, and parents. As part of the campaign, Executive Director Marla Meyers and Director of Clinical Services Carlos Bermeo appeared live on Philadelphia’s PHL-17 morning news to talk about suicide prevention and share the key warning signs parents can look out for. The video segment is available here .
JFS Detroit's Behavioral Health Navigator Determines the Kind of Help You Need

Determining the kind of help your child needs, and finding the right mental health professional, can be overwhelming. Jewish Family Service of Detroit's Behavioral Health Navigator can help clients connect with the most appropriate treatment resources available. JFS Detroit will do more than just provide a list of names and numbers. They put clients on the right path and guide them every step of the way. Click here watch their video and learn more .
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