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It's hard to believe summer 2020 is already coming to an end! It seems like just yesterday we were transitioning to remote services and prioritizing frontline support; almost five months later, we grateful for the continued support we have received from you our volunteers, donors, community partners, board members, and staff.

As we welcome the month of August, we want to share some updates, as well as a list of our ongoing or new support groups.

(Find additional updates and announcements on our Coronavirus Webpage and Facebook )
Nourishing Our Neighbors
JFS Delaware's corps of dedicated volunteers have stepped up their efforts to support older adults and vulnerable members of our community during the COVID-19 crisis. From meal delivery and grocery errands to "Stay-at-Home Survival Kits" and personal notes from neighbors, this has been so much more than food nourishment... this is nourishment for the SOUL!

Check out the video below to learn more about these incredible volunteer projects!
If you would like to volunteer with JFS, contact Amie Baker at [email protected]
Celebrating the JFS Family
This month, JFS Delaware received the 2020 Community Innovation Award from the Sussex County Health Coalition. JFS was selected for this recognition for our immediate and thoughtful response to COVID-19; we were applauded for our quick transition to telehealth, providing support to multiple community organizations doing frontline work, launching our emotional support hotline "JFS On-Call," and offering various online support groups to address the new or increased needs of the community. While providing services across the state, JFS is honored to receive this recognition for our presence and support in Sussex County during this challenging time.
Also this month, we welcomed two new professionals to our team:
Kate Gruber, BSW
Care Manager
Kate is a geriatric social worker joining our Older Adults Services team.
Paul Sheslow, PMHNP
Nurse Practitioner
Paul is a diagnostician joining our clinical team.
Did you know we're hiring?! Check out our careers page to learn more and apply.
In case you missed it, Cancer Care Connection joined the JFS family in July!

Providing quality psycho-social support to cancer patients, Cancer Care Connection's talented staff can help you or your loved one navigate the full range of issues, make informed decisions, and take action on your own behalf for the best possible outcome.
CALL TODAY to speak with an Oncology Social Worker.
302-266-8050 • www.cancercareconnection.org
Webinars & Support Groups:
COMPASS Info Session Webinar
Tuesday, August 25 from 3:30-4PM

Caring for a loved one with dementia?
Meet the JFS COMPASS team to learn more about the program, common caregiver stressors & risks, and other JFS services & resources available to you.
We're here to answer your questions!
Register in advance for the secure access link.
Contact Beverly for more info: [email protected]
GIRLS: Tuesdays 5-6PM, Contact Mone't for the link: [email protected]
BOYS: Wednesdays 5-6PM, Contact Susan for the link: [email protected]
A support group for teens (ages 14-17) to process recent changes and increased stressors.

*ALL teens are welcome regardless of their gender-identity. Gender non-conforming or non-binary teens are welcome to attend whichever group they will feel most comfortable in.
Sandwich Generation Support Group
Every-Other Saturday 9-10AM
A support group for members of the "sandwich generation," simultaneously caring for their children and aging parents. Topics of the group will include self-care, effective communication, setting healthy boundaries, and more.

Contact Tamika for the secure access link:
Grief & Loss Support Group for Teens
In collaboration with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, this group for teens (ages 13-17) addresses topics including stages of grief, loss vs grief, complicated grief, and personal expressions of loss.

Contact Erica for the secure access link:
Interested? We're planning for our next cohort and want your feedback! When would you like these meetings to occur? Take this quick survey.
Jewish Family Services of Delaware
99 Passmore Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-9411
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