JFS Launches 2014 Friends Campaign

Posted on April 18, 2014

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (JFS) will provide 100,000 hours of essential and critical services for members of the community this year. JFS is working hard to meet evolving needs but needs continued financial support.

Due to the broad range of programs the agency offers, community members are connected to agency services in some way. Whether it is yourself, a family member, friend or neighbor, JFS touches many lives within the community.

The drastic growth and need for services means an increase in costs to operate essential programs. JFS counts on private donations to help fund key services. As JFS begins its 2014 Friends Campaign, the agency is hoping to raise $45,000 this year to help meet the growing needs in the community.

With the average cost of nursing home care in New Jersey being $93,000, Village by the Shore helps to keep local seniors living in their own home.

One of JFS’ newest programs, Atlantic Homeless Alliance, helps provide basic necessities for homeless families. With a 62% increase in Atlantic County homelessness in the last four years, this program is significantly supporting the local homeless population by giving them access to quality services and referrals.

Since Superstorm Sandy made landfall in October 2012, JFS has seen a 33% increase in emergency food assistance. Even 18 months post-storm, community members are still struggling for meals and continue to be food challenged.

With breast cancer being one of the leading diseases among women, last year approximately 350 women received breast health screenings and health education through JFS.

Please help JFS be there for those in the community. Your gift will support the 3,700 community members who turn to JFS for help each year. Please send your tax-deductible gift to Jewish Family Service at 607 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate, or donate online here.