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Thank You!

On behalf of the board of directors, staff and all of our neighbors we would like to say thank you and acknowledge those who assisted us during our Thanksgiving Holiday Basket drive. This could not be possible first without the tremendous support of our volunteers – you are the heart and soul of the agency. […]

By |December 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thank You!

Rosh Hashanah Food Baskets

By |September 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah Food Baskets

Executive Director Sean Gerow – WALL Radio Interview About JFS

By |August 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Executive Director Sean Gerow – WALL Radio Interview About JFS

Volunteer 2020

like you help make the world a better place with your time, dedication and support
to the agency and most importantly our neighbors.

Thank you so much for being a constant to our neighbors and a
beacon of hope. We appreciate all of your efforts who make such an impact on
the lives of so many. The only way […]

By |July 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Volunteer 2020

COVID-19 Response

We have heard so many times the phrase, “uncharted waters” over the past few month. It is the only way to describe what we as a nation and world are dealing with. With the deep sorrow so many of us have experienced we can only hope things will get brighter soon.

Jewish Family Service wants […]

By |May 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on COVID-19 Response

A Close-Up of the Friendly Visitor Program in Action

At Jewish Family Service, we highly value collaborating with others. We serve ALL corners of the county with our Friendly Visitor Program. Through partnerships between JFS Orange and five municipalities, we have found that we can be more effective in meeting the needs of neighbors and recruiting volunteers. A partnership was recently established with the […]

By |November 24th, 2017|Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities|Comments Off on A Close-Up of the Friendly Visitor Program in Action

Assemblyman Skoufis shares his perspective with the JMHCA

Executive directors and administrators of nonprofits throughout Orange County meet on a monthly basis as part of a federation called the “Joint Members of Health and Community Agencies” (or JMHCA). Together, we learn about trends and changes in the human service field. We hear again and again from colleagues of other counties that Orange County […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities, Other thoughts|Comments Off on Assemblyman Skoufis shares his perspective with the JMHCA

Join me in celebrating our MSC Department!

Empowering all people facing challenging times to live with dignity, hope and strength is the mission of Jewish Family Service. This mission expresses itself in an array of programs. We work with many people facing challenging times. One of the agency’s oldest programs is that of “Medicaid Service Coordination.” This program operates under the rules […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Adults with Developmental Disabilities|Comments Off on Join me in celebrating our MSC Department!

Opening doors for James

We love win win situations. At times, there is more than a “double win.” Hiring James Cartright for our KidsConnect Camp in the summer of 2016 was one of those situations. James worked as a “Mentor in Training” which we like to call, “MIT”.

We’ll fill you in on the “wins” in a moment. Let us […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Youth|Comments Off on Opening doors for James

Who am I anyway?

I have tended to shy away from academic theory in this blog. While sitting at the Fourth Annual LGBTQIA+ Youth Conference, I could not help myself but remember one psychologist whose theories resonated with me. Erik Erikson looked at our life span in terms of how we navigate through “conflicts” that each developmental stage presents. The […]

By |May 25th, 2017|LGBTQ, Youth|Comments Off on Who am I anyway?