Be a Friend of JFS

Posted on December 27, 2018

Dear Friend:

As 2018 comes to a close, JFS has made a difference in the lives of more than 8,000 individuals and families; however, the number in need of our support is rapidly increasing.  

Our services are more critical than ever.  Please consider donating to this year’s JFS Friends Campaign enabling us to continue to serve our community members in need and helping us reach our $40,000 goal.  

Thanks to support from our Friends, JFS offers more than 30 program areas such as counseling, food pantry, family life education, case management, transportation, housing, and companionship.   Your contribution provides light and hope for those needing essential services.  

Please donate online today.

From our family to yours – best wishes for a wonderful holiday and healthy New Year. 

Darren Matik, President    &      Andrea Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer 

Scott was referred to the JFS Vocational program because he wanted to work, but at 54 years-old he had no job experience due to disability and mental illness. PAWS Pet Care, a JFS dog walking service, which provides job training, coaching, and employment to people with disabilities helped Scott learn customer service, dog walking, basic first aid, and how to use a smartphone. When Scott received his first paycheck, he could hardly contain his excitement. “I never thought I would have the worth enough to actually get a paycheck!” One year later, Scott has steady employment at a local apparel store and is living in his own apartment.