Be a Friend of JFS

Posted on April 19, 2019

Dear Friend:

As the High Holidays approach, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and the many blessings in our lives. With more people in our community struggling to make ends meet or put food on the table than ever before, this time of year reminds us every contribution can make a big difference.

By making a donation to our annual “Friends Campaign,” you will be providing support to those who turn to JFS.

Your gift enables us to provide counseling, family life education, case management, transportation, housing, and companionship for your friends, family and neighbors. Whether offering diabetes care management or providing counseling for a family in crisis, JFS is a go-to agency for more than 8,000 individuals and families each year. Your tax-deductible gift to JFS will ensure that those who need our services won’t have to worry.

By donating toward our $30,000 goal, your gift will change lives in the coming year.

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

Please donate online today.

Sincerely, 

Johanna Perskie, President    &      Andrea Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer 

If Earl didn’t get his diabetes under control, he could have died. The blood glucose meter showed staggering glucose levels: readings of 405, 379 and 422. Managing life as a diabetic overwhelmed him. Every day he questioned, “What if I miss my insulin shot? What foods are okay to eat?” 


Earl’s life changed when he met Lauren, his JFS case manager. She helps Earl talk with his doctors and pharmacists. Earl participates in the JFS Diabetes management workshops and maintains appointments with his primary care doctor. With Lauren’s help, Earl now feels empowered and in control of his diabetes.


This year, Earl celebrated his 65th birthday by completing his first 5K. Now, the only numbers he worries about are his finish times.