Mental Health First Aid: Out of the Shadows

At Hanukkah, we are reminded that even during the darkest hours of the darkest
days, a single candle can pierce the night. Hidden things are illuminated.
Their power to frighten is dispelled when we are able to see clearly what’s in
front of us and name what was previously lurking in the shadows.
Far
too often, mental health continues to be that hidden thing.

Family Strengthening Supports Stability for Children

Family Strengthening services help people navigate life’s changes and challenges through a client-centered, case management approach. When vulnerable parents get the help they need to stand on more solid ground, their children do, too. Our Family Strengthening services are customized to help each family meet their self-identified goals and may include: asset building, budget development, career coaching and counseling, family …

Jewish Family & Career Services and Kentucky Refugee Ministries Partner in New Logan Street Artisan Shop

“Over the past 20 of years working with refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs the largest barrier I’ve seen to opening a successful storefront is managing the financial burden of overhead at the beginning of their business venture” shares Cynthia Brown, Director of the Navigate Enterprise Center. “The new Jewish Family & Career Services and Kentucky Refugee Ministries Artisan Shop will mitigate …

Meet our 2019 MOSAIC Award Honorees: Fred Gross

Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Fred Gross was a toddler when Nazi Germany began targeting the Jews in Europe. His family escaped the genocide of millions of Jews, and they found freedom on the Norfolk, Virginia, docks in 1946. Years later while on a trip to Europe in 1984, Fred’s wife, Carolyn, started questioning family members and began to piece together …

Meet our 2019 MOSAIC Award Honorees: Surekha Kulkarni

Surekha Kulkarni is a social entrepreneur, jewelry designer and founder and program director of Beaded Treasures Project. When Surekha moved from India to Louisville in 1986, she did so to help her son Nikhil, who has dyslexia and the schools in India were not able to make the needed accommodations. “We felt like we had no choice and so we …

Meet our 2019 MOSAIC Award Honorees: Keisha Deonarine

Keisha Deonarine was born in Trinidad, stating “our ancestry is Indian, and we have a lot of Indian culture, but we are West Indian or Caribbean Indian. as well.”  Her family moved to Brooklyn, NY, when she was 3 years old, and then to Fort Lauderdale, FL, when her parents “realized that there’s a cold winter [in New York].” She …