JFCS Offers Support for Caregivers

If you’re a caregiver, you’re not alone. A recent study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP found that 4.4 million Americans age 18 or older are providing unpaid care to an adult. That would amount to approximately $257 billion per year in paid care. Caregiver services can go on for a brief period or for a lifetime, with …

Out-of-town Clients!

Today’s blog written by Bob Tiell, Director of Career Services. A couple of weeks ago, JFCS worked with a gentleman who came in from Florida to go through our career services. His aunt referred him to us inasmuch as we had worked with other family members over the years. This gentleman is in his mid thirties, and he’s had some …

Staff Interviews: Jo Ann Kalb

We’re talking today with Jo Ann Kalb, JFCS’ Geriatric Therapist! She gives us some great insight on how JFCS can help you or a loved one going through the aging process.

Microenterprise News Friday

Today’s article written up by Gary Liebert, MicroBusiness Specialist. Gaston Mukaz (pictured above with Stephanie Reese, Finance Director) recently received a small loan from JFCS to epand his African craft business. He sells at local arts & crafts fairs and is beginning an online sales outlet as well. Gaston has been a JFCS client since shortly after his arrival in …

Checking in with HOP

Happy Thursday! Today we have some news from Helen Hord, our HomeCare Opportunities Program Case Manager: HOP trainees recently have spent volunteer hours at the agency mentoring refugees in computer usage. It has been a great experience for both parties. Awaudia Daw (pictured above), an immigrant from Sudan, is currently participating in the HOP training program. She has been living …

JFCS Updates Brought to you by Unseasonably Awesome Weather

It’s been so fantastic outside this week! This weather can stay forever, as far as I’m concerned: A+ Our Food Pantry still needs tons of food to get ready for Passover. All donations have to be in original packaging, kosher for Passover, and here by March 24 to be ready in time for the holiday. Any donation helps someone less …

Gateway To Careers Coming Soon to JFCS

A new program will be up and running soon: The Gateway Project. It will allow JFCS to work with career changers, job seekers, individuals returning to the workforce, incumbent healthcare workers and other consumers, particularly those who aspire to pursue or advance careers in the healthcare field. The project will help participants learn how to most effectively access and use …

JFCS Staff: Katherine Loyd

Happy sunshiney Tuesday, JFCS blog readers! Apologies for the Friday absence, but your correspondent was stricken with the flu, and very unhappy about missing out on the usual routine. This week, we talk to Katherine Loyd about being a COUNSELOR! It is a very good interview, and you can also watch a funny little out-take from the filming, just for …

Are you cut out for college?

Today’s article written by Bob Tiell, Director of Career Services. What’s the best predictor for college success? If you guessed high school grades, you’re correct. Studies show that high school GPA is the single best predictor for continued college academic performance. Now, several factors influence GPA – study habits and maturity, to name just two. If a student’s school performance …

JFCS Staff: Andrea Wehrley!

With a name I am always afraid of misspelling, today we interview Andrea Wehrley, Career Counselor! I’m also trying something a little different, since the video didn’t turn out very well: audio only. Don’t forget that this week is another chance for you to get your taxes out of the way for free! Right here at JFCS (2821 Klempner Way), …