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

January 25, 2021

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 COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding will help implement a management information system for the emergency assistance program and food pantry. This new technology will increase process efficiencies that will enable a small staff to manage data, and increase the number of people processed to receive emergency assistance and food pantry assistance. This will include functions like validation of need, payment processing and documentation of emergency resolutions agreed upon with clients, property owners, utility vendors, and others.

More than $650,000 has been distributed to Atlanta residents in need within the last 10 months. As more people have suffered job losses, and decreased salaries due to the pandemic, JF&CS has worked to provide emergency assistance, resources, nutritious food, and career support to the community.

“Our emergency financial assistance program and our food pantry have grown exponentially during the pandemic to help thousands of people in need over the past 10 months,” said Terri Bonoff, CEO, JF&CS Atlanta. “This grant from the Breman Foundation will help support streamlining the technology needed to get assistance to people in need as quickly as possible.”

For more information about JF&CS emergency assistance program, including the food pantry, contact 770-677-9389 or visit www.jfcsatl.org/relief.

About JF&CS

Established in 1891, Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) offers programs and resources to help the Atlanta community. Guided by Jewish values, JF&CS serves thousands of individuals annually regardless of age, race, religion, national origin or ability to pay. We offer counseling and therapy for individuals, families and groups, older adult services, careers and support services, intellectual and developmental disabilities services, as well as free dental services at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic. For more information, please call 770.677.9300 or visit JFCSatl.org.

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