Making an Impact – Depression vs. Determination

In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to expand awareness of the wide array of help available at JFS and to ensure donors understand the lives they touch and the difference they make throughout the community. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Gina was desperate to put an end to […]

Trauma Triggers Wide Range of Distress

by Tara Burns, MA, Counselor George Floyd’s senseless, avoidable death sent shock waves of pain throughout our communities, our country and worldwide. Trauma’s effects ripple out into the world and leave us with feelings of pain, sadness, anger and grief. For many of us, the emotions from recent weeks of protests were not just about […]

Making an Impact: Tele-Counseling Requires a Phone

In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to expand awareness of the wide array of help available at JFS and to ensure donors understand the lives they touch and the difference they make throughout the community. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. During the COVID-19 pandemic, JFS PEARLS counselors who […]

New Program Adds Caregiver Coaching and Counseling

Caregivers have such a tough job. To provide the best possible care for a loved one, they often sacrifice their own physical and emotional needs. The experiences involved with providing care can strain even the most capable person. The resulting feelings of anger, anxiety, sadness, isolation, exhaustion—and then guilt for having these feelings—can exact a […]

In Honor of Caregivers

by Chris Rosenthal, Aging and Disability Services Director November was National Family Caregiver Month, but at JFS, we honor caregivers all year long with programs designed to support them in the very difficult work they do. We are very excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Metropolitan Area Agency on […]