Member Highlights
February 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.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Tours JVS
In December JVS Boston welcomed JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon for a tour of JVS, where he met with students and learned about the Bridges to College and Bank Career Training programs. As JPMorgan Chase expands in the Boston area, they are investing $1.1 million in Greater Boston nonprofits to help residents develop the skills they need to secure well-paying, in-demand jobs, and JVS Boston is grateful for their support! Click here to read more about Jamie Dimon's visit to Boston .
Training Designed to Create Dementia-Friendly Communities
Jewish Family Service of St. Paul was chosen as a pilot agency to help the community become dementia capable in an effort to prepare for the huge impact of Alzheimer’s disease over the next few decades. The Dementia Friends training program is a 60 to 90-minute educational session designed for any community organization, business, religious institution or other community setting. The program focuses on understanding dementia and acting to create an environment that is safe, respectful, and welcoming for people living with dementia. Learn more here.
JFS Detroit Awarded Grant to Support Needs of Vulnerable Jewish Older Adults
The Applebaum Family Compass Fund has authorized a generous grant of $50,000 to Jewish Family Service of Detroit to help support the needs of vulnerable Jewish older adults in the community. The funds will go toward two critical service areas: door-through-door transportation and home care. The $25,000 toward transportation will provide the opportunity to subsidize around 800 of the 30,000 rides JFS provides each year. These rides allow older adults to get to medical appointments, attend services, run errands, and participate in social outings—all of which are critical to the physical and mental well-being of these community members. The $25,000 designated toward home care will allow JFS to support approximately 1,145 hours of care, including light housekeeping, laundry, personal care, meal preparation and more. These vital services allow older adults to live safely and comfortably in their own home.
Israel Elwyn is a Zero Project 2019 Awardee
Israel Elwyn is proud and excited to be a partner in the Volunteering for a Change program, which this year will be among the winners of the prestigious Zero Project 2019 Award. The Zero Project was initiated by the Essl Foundation in 2008 and focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities globally. It is a platform where the most innovative and effective solutions to problems that persons with disabilities face, are shared.  Learn more here.
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