JFS Conducts Virtual PEARLS Training

JFS conducted PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors) training for professionals including counselors, therapists, social workers, nurses and administrators. Twenty-three people representing six agencies participated in the training. Their backgrounds vary from social workers, community health workers, and other mental health professionals from students to seasoned professionals. “Avi and Kaci [instructors] are doing […]

PEARLS Training

JFS is offering PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors) training January 7 and 14 to professionals including counselors, therapists, social workers, nurses and administrators. The two-day training equips all members of a PEARLS team to implement PEARLS successfully in their organization.

PEARLS Training

JFS is offering PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors) training January 7 and 14 to professionals including counselors, therapists, social workers, nurses and administrators. The two-day training equips all members of a PEARLS team to implement PEARLS successfully in their organization.

PEARLS Training Class Offered by JFS Counselor

JFS will offer PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors) training January 7 and 14 to professionals including counselors, therapists, social workers, nurses and administrators. The two-day training equips all members of a PEARLS team to implement PEARLS successfully in their organization. The training will be led by skilled PEARLS therapist Avi-Natan […]

Making an Impact: Creating Joy Improves Mood

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. Samantha was referred to our PEARLS (Program to […]

Otto Bremer Trust Awards Grant

JFS has been awarded a $105,000 one-year grant from Otto Bremer Trust. The grant will be used to strengthen social service programs focused on economic stability, mental health and self-reliance for seniors and low-income individuals. Employment Assistance offers job search, career development, resume and letter writing assistance, and interview preparation to people who might be entering […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tara Burns Joins JFS

Tara Burns has accepted the position of Mental Health Counselor in the PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives) intervention for older adults and caregivers experiencing depression, working with clients in their homes. Tara is graduating with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Adler Graduate School with an interest in specializing in […]

JFS PEARLS Team Presents at State Conference

By Rachel Potter, LISW During the last week of July, the JFS PEARLS counselors were invited to present at the Minnesota Age and Disabilities Odyssey Conference in Duluth, Minnesota. The conference was attended by more than 1,500 professionals from across the state, all with an interest in addressing the challenges and opportunities faced by individuals […]