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February 08, 2021

Emergency Assistance Eases Client's Covid Recovery

Emergency Assistance Eases Client's Covid Recovery

It can be difficult to ask for help, especially if you’ve never had to ask for it before. There is a stigma that surrounds asking for help which causes many people to struggle with knowing when they should reach out for a lifeline. One JF&CS client… Read More

January 25, 2021

Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta Receives Funding from Breman Foundation to Help Augment Critical Services in Response to COVID-19

Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta Receives Funding from Breman Foundation to Help Augment Critical Services in Response to COVID-19

ATLANTA (Jan. 25, 2021) – Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) has received a gift of $12,500 from The Breman Foundation, Inc. to support the JF&CS Emergency Assistance Program, which has expanded significantly in response to the… Read More

January 07, 2021

The Importance of Mentorship During a Pandemic

The Importance of Mentorship During a Pandemic

“I have missed being able to see my Big PAL on a regular basis. Although we can’t see each other, I still feel loved.” - Little PALLittle PALs participating in the Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) PAL Program across the Atlanta area shared… Read More

January 06, 2021

Dan Arnold and Ellen Zucrow, JF&CS Clinical Professionals, Featured on Podcast

Dan Arnold and Ellen Zucrow, JF&CS Clinical Professionals, Featured on Podcast

Our Clinical Professionals joined the Jewish Times for an interview about the impact of politics and COVID-19 on us all. Read More

December 15, 2020

ARC Allocates $320,000 to Jewish Family & Career Services to Support Metro Atlanta Caregivers

ARC Allocates $320,000 to Jewish Family & Career Services to Support Metro Atlanta Caregivers

(ATLANTA – Dec. 15, 2020) The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) today announced that it has awarded $320,461 in federal CARES Act funds to Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) to provide a regional respite service for caregivers. Read More

November 23, 2020

Dunwoody Grants $400,000 through the Vulnerable Population Program To Eight Nonprofits

Dunwoody Grants $400,000 through the Vulnerable Population Program To Eight Nonprofits

The Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved CARES Act funding for eight not-for-profit organizations assisting vulnerable residents. Read More

November 23, 2020

COVID Brings More Loneliness to Seniors

COVID Brings More Loneliness to Seniors

“People need so much support right now that our care management and all of our Aviv Older Adult Services at JF&CS are bulging at the seams because people really are seeking out support for their elders. Especially for people who don’t drive and… Read More

November 23, 2020

Our Elder Population Needs Your Help

Our Elder Population Needs Your Help

Older adults feel even more isolated than they have in previous years because of social distancing precautions, which have proven helpful with regards to remaining safe during the pandemic, but also bring underlying issues that negatively affect the… Read More

September 22, 2020

How Do You Keep Your Brain Healthy During COVID-19?

How Do You Keep Your Brain Healthy During COVID-19?

Georgia Gunter, Geriatric Care Manager at JF&CS Atlanta, shares tips for older adults on how to keep their brain active and healthy during the pandemic. Read More

September 04, 2020

Better Together: A Partnership Between Meals On Wheels Atlanta and Aviv Older Adult Services – a Program of JF&CS

Better Together: A Partnership Between Meals On Wheels Atlanta and Aviv Older Adult Services – a Program of JF&CS

“Through our partnership with Meals On Wheels Atlanta, we have been able to serve clients more comprehensively, providing better coordination of care, doing what each of our organizations does best. It’s definitely a win-win for everyone!” says… Read More

September 03, 2020

Addiction's Impact on Families Intensified by Pandemic

Addiction's Impact on Families Intensified by Pandemic

“What's deadlier than drugs and alcohol?" Stigma and shame. Read More

September 03, 2020

Chaplain Extends Jewish Touch

Chaplain Extends Jewish Touch

August 14, 2020 - AJTFlora Rosefsky writes how JF&CS Chaplaincy program offers connection and compassion during COVID-19. Read More

July 23, 2020

Pandemic Parent Resources are Available

Pandemic Parent Resources are Available

Parenting in these uncertain times is anything but easy. We get it and we are here to help! If you are struggling to make it through the day just keeping it all together while work pressures, your kids, economic worries, health concerns, and more… Read More

July 22, 2020

Chaplaincy Program Stays In Touch with Our Jewish Seniors

Chaplaincy Program Stays In Touch with Our Jewish Seniors

Our Bikkur Cholim Volunteers have become even more crucial in providing reassurance and hope that at some future time we will gather together in person! Read More

July 16, 2020

Kosher Food Pantry Delivers Food & Smiles to Older Adults

Kosher Food Pantry Delivers Food & Smiles to Older Adults

Thanks to a partnership with The Epstein School cafeteria, JF&CS is able to deliver free prepared meals to Holocaust Survivors and low-income house-bound older adults, many of whom worried and wondered where they would find their next meal. Read More

June 14, 2020

Parenting during lock down: here’s what you need to know

Parenting during lock down: here’s what you need to know

Kids + working from home might sound impossible, but it doesn’t have to be! Read More

May 14, 2020

Terri Bonoff, JF&CS CEO, participated in Jewish Atlanta Flagpole.

Terri Bonoff, JF&CS CEO, participated in Jewish Atlanta Flagpole.

She covered all of our expanded/enhanced services in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. Read More

May 13, 2020

Jewish Family & Career Services Expands Telehealth and Support Groups in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Jewish Family & Career Services Expands Telehealth and Support Groups in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) significantly expanded telehealth options for critical mental health services and has also created more than 10 new support groups to help many populations. Read More

May 11, 2020

JF&CS IN THE NEWS: Interest-free Loans Available to Help Jewish Atlanta

JF&CS IN THE NEWS: Interest-free Loans Available to Help Jewish Atlanta

A key partnership between JF&CS of Atlanta and JIFLA helps make emergency loans available to community members financially hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

April 21, 2020

Your Dollars Are Helping JF&CS Meet Exponentially Rising Needs

Your Dollars Are Helping JF&CS Meet Exponentially Rising Needs

We are very grateful for the outpouring of support from our Atlanta Jewish community, and the funds granted to us by the Jewish Federation to help meet the changing needs in Atlanta. Read More

April 20, 2020

JF&CS IN THE NEWS: COVID-19 Stress Tests Holocaust Survivors

JF&CS IN THE NEWS: COVID-19 Stress Tests Holocaust Survivors

JF&CS of Atlanta was recently featured in the Atlanta Jewish Times for it's COVID-19 response to the needs of Holocaust survivors. Read More

April 06, 2020

JF&CS IN THE NEWS: COVID-19: Mental Health, How Are People Coping?

JF&CS IN THE NEWS: COVID-19: Mental Health, How Are People Coping?

Increased calls for mental health and substance abuse services are one measure of the tremors that COVID-19 is causing beneath the surface of Atlanta’s Jewish community. Read More

March 26, 2020

JF&CS Offers Support When Therapy and Care Are Needed Most

JF&CS Offers Support When Therapy and Care Are Needed Most

Jewish Family & Career Services Expands Telehealth Options for Mental Health, Career Services, and Older Adult Services, Emergency Assistance in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Read More

March 22, 2020

Healthy Social Media Habits for Teens in the Time of COVID-19

Healthy Social Media Habits for Teens in the Time of COVID-19

Social media and the internet have positive and negative effects on both teens and adults. It is our job as parents to help our children learn how to navigate both sides in a healthy, balanced way. Read More

March 13, 2020

How You Can Help Keep the Community Strong & Healthy

How You Can Help Keep the Community Strong & Healthy

In these challenging times, many more people in our community will be in need due to lost wages, isolation, and distress. We know we can count on people like you to help. Read More

March 04, 2020

JF&CS Actions Regarding COVID-19

JF&CS Actions Regarding COVID-19

The health and safety of JF&CS’s staff, clients, volunteers and lay leadership is our highest priority. We are actively monitoring information about the coronavirus (now known as COVID-19) and are committed to taking steps in response to the… Read More