The Hearst Foundations Awards $100,000 Grant to JFS
Posted on February 12, 2024
The Hearst Foundations pledged its support to Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) by awarding a generous $100,000 grant. The funds will be utilized through the agency’s Atlantic Homeless Alliance (AHA) program which works cohesively with individuals and families who may be homeless or experiencing housing instability.
“JFS is thankful to receive the significant grant from The Heart Foundations as the agency strives to end homelessness by increasing access to stable housing in the region,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer. “The AHA helps to lead the Atlantic County Continuum of Care (CoC), which integrates public and private service providers across the county to work together to secure safe and affordable housing for people in need.”
In 2023, JFS helped 980 households avoid homelessness through eviction prevention, strength-based diversion services and temporary direct relief. As such, JFS assisted 57 individuals garner temporary or permanent housing. In addition, the agency connected 553 of AHA clients to additional services – healthcare, addiction treatment and public benefits – which serves as part of JFS’ holistic approach to advance long-term housing stability.
“The Hearst Foundations are proud to partner with Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties to provide shelter and transitional housing programs that enhance quality of life for those experiencing homelessness. We look forward to continuing to support the tremendous impact that JFS has on the community it serves.”
For additional information on JFS’ Atlantic Homeless Alliance and other services, visit jfsatlantic.org.