Super Springtime Friday Updates!

Just look at those baby leaves – spring has finally arrived in Louisville! Here at JFCS, that means things are busier than ever. We’re getting ready for MOSAIC and Golf (as you read yesterday!), and it seems like every department has new things cooking. It doesn’t help that the weather is gorgeous and everyone here wants to be out enjoying …

Get ready for Summer with JFCS!

JFCS’ big annual events are now available ONLINE! This year we have made it possible for you to buy your tickets to the MOSAIC Awards, as well as to register for the Republic Bank Golf Tournament (or to become a sponsor) straight from our website. You can get ready for summer now without ever leaving your computer! The MOSAIC Awards …

Websites for Micro-Entrepreneurs!

Today’s article written by Griffin Cottle, Business Development VISTA As part of JFCS’s continuing efforts to promote each of the small businesses that we work with–whether they’re just starting out or getting ready to expand–the Center for Enterprise Development is announcing a new service to help market all of our micro-entrepreneurs: assistance in developing your own website, with professional logos …

Sweet Symphonies with the "Evening of Music"!

Today’s post written by Shelley Kahn, Volunteer Coordinator! The “Evening of Music” at Temple Shalom last week on Sunday, Feb 27th was a huge success!! The 5 members from the Louisville Orchestra performed beautifully, with a fabulous selection of pieces. Over $2,000.00 was collected for the JFCS Food Pantry Fund and 3 cars were filled to the brim with non-perishable …

Staff Interviews: Shelley Kahn

This week we get to talk with Shelley Kahn, our Volunteer Coordinator! She is a busy lady, but she always has a smile for everyone…check out what she had to say! Please introduce yourself, and what you do here at JFCS. My name is Shelley Z. Kahn and my official title is Volunteer Coordinator and in addition to running the …

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 …