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Within the already troubling times of COVID-19, this has been an especially challenging week. JFS Delaware condemns the continued acts of hatred, discrimination, and violence that plague communities across our country, especially the recent tragedies which have resulted in more devastating losses of Black lives; we acknowledge the deep pain and anger of our colleagues, friends, and partners in the Black community we hear you, we see you, we stand with you.

We are determined to be the best version of our agency we can be and will continue taking a stance on social justice. We will not be silent. We will not be bystanders. Please stay tuned as JFS does some reflection and planning to strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion for ALL. A more in-depth response and action plan will be shared with you soon.
COVID-19 Update: Re-Entry & Continued Support
As the state begins re-opening after the stay-at-home order, we want to address questions and share our plan.

JFS has been successfully working remotely to ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff and plan to continue working remotely throughout the month of June. We want to ensure that we meet the needs of our clients and staff, and have been creating surveys to assess questions, concerns, and capabilities related to resuming in-person operations.

Our Re-Entry Committee meets weekly and will ensure this plan is comprehensive, medically sound, and within the guidelines of federal and state mandates with guidance from the Department of Public Health and the CDC to protect the health and safety of all.

In the meantime, JFS is continuing to serve new and existing clients remotely. For information about our secure telehealth services and other remote programs, call us at 302-478-9411. See below for new & updated webinars, workshops, and support groups.

(Find additional updates and announcements on our Coronavirus Webpage and Facebook )
Webinars, Workshops, & Support Groups:
JFS Annual Meeting 2020
Thursday, June 11 from 6:30-7PM

JFS has BIG NEWS to share!
Join Jewish Family Services of Delaware's Annual Meeting webinar for a quick year-in-review, recognition of our Board of Directors, and news for what's to come at JFS...including a VERY EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! You won't want to miss this!
Register in advance for the secure access link.
Contact Maddie with questions: MDriban@jfsdelaware.org
COMPASS Info Session Webinar
Tuesday, June 23 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: BKurzhals@jfsdelaware.org
SMART Recovery Workshop for Family & Friends
Mondays from 4:30-6PM
June 22, June 29, July 6, and July 13

Encouraging a loved one to choose recovery over addiction?
Let JFS guide you through an evidence-based workshop series tackling self-care, support resources, and skill building.
Contact Brittany for more info: BWilson@jfsdelaware.org
VSTEP (Virtual Support to Essential People)
Tuesdays at 7AM Thursdays at 7PM
A virtual support group for essential personnel and frontline workers of COVID-19, including tips for self-care and managing anxiety.

Contact Becca for the secure access link:
GIRLS: Tuesdays 5-6PM, Contact Mone't for an access link: MGriffin@jfsdelaware.org
BOYS: Wednesdays 5-6PM, Contact Liz for an access link: EHinton@jfsdelaware.org
A support group for teens (ages 14-17) to process recent changes and increased stressors.

In light of recent events, both group facilitators will be prepared to address questions and concerns relating to the recent race-related violence and community protests.
Teen Support Group
Thursdays at 6-7PM
A group for ALL teens (ages 13-18), covering mental health topics including depression, anxiety, healthy boundaries, managing emotions and more.

Contact Brielle for the secure access link:
Sandwich Generation Support Group
Saturday, June 20 from 9-10AM
(frequency moving forward TBD)
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:
Thanks to your generous support, our Mother's Day Campaign was a huge success! Together, we raised over $30,000 in honor of the women who inspire us to support vulnerable women and families in our community, including those affected by COVID-19. We are grateful for your support during this difficult times, and always.
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Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-9411
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