Now Hiring: Homecare Aides

JFCS welcomes people with a growth mindset to our team. Homecare Aides Aides will provide in home care to seniors in Jefferson County. Duties include: personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and companionship. Applicants must pass a background check, drug screen, and TB test $11/hr Full-time or Part-time Available Experience Preferred Flexible Schedule Full-time opportunities offer a generous and comprehensive …

Virtual Feeding Families Food Drive

Thursday, August 20 – Friday, September 18, 2020 People are having a hard time making ends meet. YOU CAN HELP. Join us in the 2020 Virtual Feeding Families Food Drive Benefiting the Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry. By donating today, you can help empower families and allow JFCS to say YES! to the needs of community. In these unusual …

JFCS Career Coaches Working Nationally in the Jewish Community

JFCS Career Coaches, Andrea Brown and Cindy Key, have been accepted by the RISE program. RISE is a new initiative by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and JPRO to help Jewish community professionals dealing with layoffs and furloughs get back on their feet when they need a helping hand the most. RISE realizes that when it comes to …

Finding Support in Community, Maintaining Sobriety

The difficulties and isolating effects of living during an ongoing public health emergency are impacting all of us, especially those who are trying to maintain their sobriety. Sarah* joined a JFCS online support group after a pandemic-related job loss. In her new circumstances, Sarah was concerned about her ability to stay sober because of her increased stress, anxiety and isolation. …

Mental Health First Aid

A Virtual Training to Identify, Understand and Respond to Signs of Mental Illness. JFCS believes each of us has the power to be a first-responder when we encounter someone in crisis. We have invested in training our staff to provide Mental Health First Aid training courses virtually. Our vision is a community collectively more prepared to respond to those in need …

Thank Yous

June 30, 2020 marked the end of the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. JFCS extends a sincere thank you to the following Board Members who have given so graciously and generously of themselves over the years. Debbie Friedman (Past President) Amy Gilbert Stephanie Mutchnick (Past President) Carole Snyder Diane Tobin We extend special thanks to Peter Resnik as he becomes Immediate Past …

Refugees and Immigrants in Health Care Careers

JFCS has been proud to host the presentation of the Jeff and Phyllis Osbourn Scholarship at our annual MOSAIC dinner. With the emergence of the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year we have chosen to present this award virtually to ensure the safety of the community. The Jeff and Phyllis Osbourn Scholarship Fund at the Legacy Foundation of Kentuckiana (formerly Jewish Hospital …

Transforming Community One Family at a Time

When single mom Sherry* first came to JFCS, she was seeking help finding an apartment. She and her kindergarten son Bryce* were sharing a single space in a West End rooming house. Sherry was understandably concerned about her son’s safety and development in this unstable environment, especially as he started school. When Sherry enrolled in JFCS Family Strengthening, she and …

Building Momentum With JFCS

After months of job searching since being laid off last year, Colleen* finally received the right job offer, only to have it rescinded as the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus rippled through Louisville. “Prior to the pandemic, she had respect in her own employability that was shattered when they took the job offer away,” said Andrea Brown, JFCS Career …

Refugees, Immigrants and COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis continues to impact communities across the country as individuals face health concerns, furloughs and unemployment. But according to Kristina Mielke, Career & Employment Specialist at JFCS, refugees and immigrants have been among the hardest hit and face unique challenges from the crisis. Mielke has worked with refugees and immigrants for the past 12 years and is one …