Our Response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation and in consideration of public health recommendations, Jewish Family & Career Services will close our offices Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20. We will assess reopening on a week-by-week basis.

  • Our dedicated staff will continue working remotely to meet current and increased community needs.
  • JFCS is providing case management, coaching and counseling by telephone and video conferencing, whenever possible. Our support groups are now being conducted as conference call-ins.
  • We continue providing homecare services to frail seniors and are also continuing to provide essential transportation services for seniors who currently use this service for medical appointments.
  • Staff is preparing food pantry care packages for our most vulnerable clients, and we are focused on finding options to get necessities to clients over a more extended time period, if necessary.
  • JFCS is offering a weekly call-in conversation, Strategies for Managing Uncertain Times. Mauri Malka, Senior Director of Programs will facilitate a discussion focused on tools to de-stress, reduce loneliness during times of isolation, and self-care. To RSVP and receive call-in instructions for this free support, contact Jessica at 502-452-6341, x 153.
  • If you, or someone you know, needs extra support during this disruptive time, please reach out to us at 502-452-6341, x153.
  • We know there will be increased need as a result of this emergency – both from current clients and from people who are pushed into crisis because of it. JFCS will need the community’s help so we can help the community.
    • In light of social distancing, the most helpful thing right now is for individuals to make an unrestricted contribution to JFCS so that we can maintain or increase services in the areas of highest need; and, so that we have the flexibility to use our expertise and resources to support impacted individuals and families.
    • After the exposure concerns pass, we expect to replenish the food pantry’s supplies with donations. However, at this time, financial contributions are more practical than in-kind contributions.

Though it’s not a simple calculation to go remote for a human services agency like ours, the extraordinary nature of this situation demands we do everything we can to reduce risk for our vulnerable clients and minimize opportunities for exposure in the community at large.

Wishing all of us health and strength during a challenging time,

Deb Frockt
Chief Executive Officer

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