Member Highlights
January 2019
The best part of our NETWORK is sharing successes. We want to promote your organizations. Let your fellow member agencies know what's going on in your community! Share updates with Megan, Director of Marketing & Communications.
Naples Senior Center Drawing Crowds; $10 Million Raised to Build a New One
In five years, the Naples Senior Center has gone from helping 80 to 1,400 seniors a year. But, it’s still a small portion of the over 20,000 in Collier County who have dementia. Plans were recently unveiled for the $15 million facility. The new center would increase space from 12,000 to 26,000 square feet, and add land for gardening projects. Learn more here
A New Comprehensive Resource for People with Disabilities
Goodman Jewish Family Service of Broward County's Jewish Abilities Alliance announced Joshua's Path, providing resources and referrals to parents, siblings or other caregivers of people with disabilities in addition to information, support and advocacy in the life planning process for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Learn more here .
JF&CS Atlanta Partners with Local Café to Provide Hope and Opportunity to Adults with Disabilities
Jewish Family & Career Services Atlanta has partnered with Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe in Sandy Springs to provide workforce opportunities for adults through their Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services, Supported Employment program. Taziki’s Cafe is committed to hiring individuals with disabilities through The HOPE Project, an initiative dedicated to helping students with disabilities and at-risk youth flourish. Learn more here .
Life on Their Own: Making Hope Happen for Independence Network Members
JEVS Human Services celebrated the success of Independence Network, a supported independent living community for those with disabilities who, along with family members and/or advocates, work with JEVS staff to set goals, and identify interests and needs. This year several young adults with special needs experienced independence. Learn more here .
JFS St. Paul Receives Grant to Expand Caregiver Programs
Jewish Family Service of St. Paul was awarded a grant from the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging that allows JFS to expand PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives) to PEARLS for Caregivers. PEARLS for Caregivers is a short-term counseling and life coaching program specifically designed for caregivers dealing with their own depression. Learn more here .
What I Wish You Knew 
What I Wish You Knew is a video produced by Jewish Family Service of Omaha . The goal was to have young people share how they feel about mental health and some of the advice they would like to share with the significant people in their lives. Their advice also includes what they have learned on their journey and what advice they would give their ‘younger-self’ through personal self-reflection. JFS’ goal is to use the video to promote support for mental health care and treatment in hopes of preventing a suicide from occurring in the community. Watch the trailer here .
JFCS Pittsburgh Provides Passport Photos For Immigration Clients – In House
After purchasing supplies and equipment, Jewish Family and Community Services of Pittsburgh is set to begin producing passport photos for clients at the beginning of January 2019. The photos are produced at no charge by JFCS staff during appointments to complete green card applications or relative petitions.The purchase of supplies made possible through the Falk Facilities and Technology Improvement Fund will enable JFCS Immigration Legal Services to produce more than 3,000 sets of passport sized photos for green card applications and petitions to reunite family members. Learn more here .
JFCS Minneapolis Receives Donations from Innovative Office Solutions
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis was the recipient 2018 Minnesota Vikings Field Goals for Charity sponsored by Innovative Office Solutions. In partnership with the Minnesota Vikings, each time a Vikings kicker successfully kicked a field goal during the 2018 NFL regular season, Innovative donated $250 (up to $5,000 total) to JFCS. Learn more here
JFS Atlantic & Cape May Counties Receives Neighborhood Builders Award
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties recently received the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Award for providing critical services to the community. The award supports the work of non-profit organizations, providing tools, training and funding to create more sustainable communities. Learn more here .
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