JFS and Friends like you, together we make a difference.

Posted on September 10, 2012

Dear Friend,

I am thankful every day for JFS Older Adult Services.

My wife Shirley and I met in 1951. She worked the register at the corner store and I knew instantly we would spend our lives together. When she passed away in December, I lost my soul mate, partner and best friend. For the first few weeks, my family stayed to help me. After they left, the house was empty and silent. I was not sure what to do or where to turn. My despair and loneliness was overwhelming.

I had nearly lost all hope when Michelle, a case manager/therapist from Jewish Family Service, called. She was my lifesaver. Michelle visited often to check in and help with organizing the house. The James Klinghoffer Nursing & Nutrition Program delivers my groceries weekly and a volunteer even puts them away for me. Since I gave up driving, I feel secure knowing JFS can get me to medical and dental appointments. I can’t thank Michelle and everyone from Jewish Family Service enough for how they help me every day. I also am grateful for the generous donations that enable the agency programs and services to continue and grow.

Fred B.


3,500 Turned to Us
    JFS Responded
           You Can Too!

Atlantic County has one of the largest Veteran populations in the state.
       A gift of $1000 will provide a Veteran counseling following active duty.
There are more than 11,500 seniors living on Absecon Island.
       A gift of $500 will offset transportation costs for homebound seniors to medical appointments.
There is a 45% increase in need for emergency food in New Jersey.
        A gift of $100 will provide a family a week of food.