Heroes All Around Us

 

Dear Friends,

That’s our JFCS staff, kicking off the work day together from kitchen tables, easy chairs and home offices across Greater Louisville. It’s one way we’re staying connected and supporting each other so that we can support the 367 households that are receiving one or more essential services from JFCS right now.

The world feels shaky, but I’m comforted. This is the time of heroes. I know it because I was on a call with 30 of them just this morning.

Every JFCS counselor willing to schedule an off-hour phone session with a client who has no other private time for the support they need.  Each JFCS career specialist making sure evaluations continue, coaching is uninterrupted and their client is as prepared as they can be for whatever comes next.

Every JFCS financial coach assuring someone that a plan is possible, that together, they’ll find the necessary resources to weather the storm. Every member of the JFCS admin staff asking, “What else can I do? How can I help?” Every home care aide continuing to go into the homes of our most vulnerable seniors, those who would be truly alone without JFCS.

Our community can be assured – we have heroes with us for the road ahead.

  • JFCS will continue providing services remotely while our site is closed (currently until Monday, April 6).
  • If you are in need of support or know someone who is, contact Jessica at 502-452-6341.
  • Join us by phone Mondays, noon – 1 PM for Strategies for Managing Uncertain Times with Mauri Malka.
  • A list of local resources and COVID-related emergency measures can be found here.
  • National Refugee Shabbat (Friday, March 20) is cancelled. Here are resources from HIAS, including action you can take from home.
  • Family Mitzvah (Sunday, March 29) is cancelled. Join the list for future Family Mitzvah opportunities.
  • Support the heroes so that their work continues and expands to meet our community’s new needs.

With thoughts of healing and strength,

 

 

 

Deb Frockt

Chief Executive Officer

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