October 2022
JFS Orlando...
A Family of Services
October 25, 2022
Our programs and services are continuing to serve all in our community in need. However, the inside of the JFS Orlando building is currently closed to the general public.

Prioritize caring for your mental health! Call (407) 644-7671 or complete our online form to request a telehealth counseling appointment with one of our therapists.

Need food assistance? Call (407) 644-7593 or complete an online request form to make a food pick-up appointment from the Pearlman Food Pantry, M-Th (9am-4pm).

Find stability for you and your family! Our Family Stabilization Program teaches the critical skills needed to achieve long-term stability. Call (407) 644-7593 ext. 250 or ext. 236 to apply for the program.

Need some spiritual guidance? Call (407) 644-7593 ext. 233 to connect with Rabbi Arny Siegel for end of life services, burials or memorials, or guidance over the phone.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our services are available to the entire community.

2022 Hope Challenge
Thank You for Your Support!
Thank you to all who donated to the 2022 Hope Challenge!

This year, all donations were generously matched by the David & Audrey Pearlman Philanthropic Fund, with a total match of up to $20,000.

We're still tallying up your generous gifts, but to date we have raised more than $85,000!

Thank you for joining us in building a stronger community together.
New FSP Application Cycle
Start Date: October 1, 2022
The new application cycle for our Family Stabilization Program (FSP) began on October 1, 2022. Program spots now available!

FSP is open to households from Orange County, City of Orlando, and Seminole County, and it is offered at no cost to participants.

To apply, call (407) 644-7593 ext. 250 (City of Orlando or Seminole County) or ext. 236 (Orange County).

The Power of Giving:
RIDE (Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly) Program
Imagine you are an older or disabled adult, you no longer drive, and have few you can call on to help. You have vital monthly doctor's appointments and pharmacy visits, but no way to get there. You could call a cab or other car service, but your budget is tight as it is without adding a pricey cab fare every other week.

This is the unfortunate reality for many in Central Florida...until they start using JFS Orlando's RIDE (Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly) Program.

Our RIDE Program is a one-of-a-kind service that arranges round-trip rides to medical, grocery, and other essential appointments for qualifying, low-income seniors or disabled adults.
Here’s what our RIDE participants have to say…
“I appreciate this service because I have no one to help me get to my medical appointments. Blessings and love for your help.”

“Thank you for all that you do!”

“Thank you so much for allowing me to use your very generous service.”
Not only does the RIDE Program address the gap in senior transportation needs in our community, but it increases independence, promotes well-being, and improves access to healthcare.
RIDE continues to see a high demand.
Your gift right now can help us meet the increasing needs of our senior & disabled communities!
JFS Orlando Continues to Advance Mental Health in the Community

As a leader in mental health counseling and treatment, JFS is part of a network of that advances issues related to the emotional well-being of those in our care. One such partner is the Central Florida Postpartum Alliance. CFPA also collects diapers and other urgently needed baby supplies, which are then distributed by JFS...

Beyond the
Counseling Couch
5 Things You Still Need to Do After Forgiveness

By Ashlyn Douglass-Barnes, LCSW,
JFS Clinical Director

I asked for forgiveness, they’ve accepted my apology, now what? The journey of forgiveness doesn’t end there.

Consider these five things you should do to learn, grow, and reconcile with others (and yourself).

Orange Soup Recipe
Just in time for fall, get your pumpkin fix with Aaron's homemade Israeli style Orange Soup.
Grant Funder's Corner: Thank you!
Thank you to the following grant funders for recently supporting
JFS Orlando:
City of Orlando CDBG
Family Stabilization Program

Joseph G. Markoly Foundation
RIDE (Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly) Program

Margaret & R. Parks Williams Charitable Foundation
Family Stabilization Program

Orange County CDBG
Family Stabilization Program
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