Meet A Fabulous Leader: Kerri Lehmann
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Meet Our Leaders
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Kerri Lehmann was a young working mother when she first walked into JFCS’ Parents Place. What she found was great parenting advice and connections with other parents while she was juggling the demands of career and family life. Fast forward two decades—Kerri is now an ardent and instrumental JFCS leader who is serving in her fourth year on the JFCS Board of Directors and she co-chaired this year’s Fammy Awards Gala along with her husband Mark. Her warmth and magnetic personality made this year’s event a wildly successful one. But it was Kerri’s drive and enthusiasm to do even… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 9, 2016
THANK YOU! $40,000 Goal Exceeded Supporting Dream House
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • JFCS in the News

Thanks to donations from more than 300 people, we raised $41,364 for emergency funds for JFCS’ Dream House in June.

Victims of domestic violence will receive help with childcare, medical, and legal costs.

Find out more about the campaign >


Posted by Admin on July 9, 2015
Dream House: A Solution to Homelessness … and So Much More
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Stories & Testimonials
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Lucinda’s storybook romance was just that—a story. Though her partner had promised to support her and her 4-year-old son, emotional abuse quickly ensued. “First, it was, ‘You can’t leave the house’ and ‘You can’t do anything right,’” Lucinda recounted. “But when the hitting started, I knew we had to go.” After stays in shelters, Lucinda and her son made it to JFCS’ Dream House, which provides residential and other necessary services to women and children exposed to domestic violence. “I was a mess when we got here,” said Lucinda. “It wasn’t only the abuse. I was afraid about where my… Read More

Posted by Admin on December 31, 2014
Dream House: Helping Women and Children Recover and Regain Their Lives
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Stories & Testimonials
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When Violet came to JFCS’ Dream House after years of emotional and physical abuse by her partner, she felt weak and hopeless. Today, Violet, now 35, is graduating with honors from San Francisco State University, choosing among job offers, and applying to graduate school. “The domestic violence program saved my life,” she says. “I feel like a new person. I have confidence and my independence, and I know that no one can hurt me like that again.” Through practical and emotional support, individual and group counseling, and one-on-one guidance, Dream House, JFCS’ residential treatment program for women and children who… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 28, 2014
Gabrielle’s Story
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Stories & Testimonials
Gabrielle had so much going for her: a strong mind, a caring heart, and a warm demeanor. But no amount of intelligence or sweetness could save her from the abuse that she suffered from the time she was a child. Sexually assaulted by her father and emotionally and physically maltreated by both of her parents, she ran away at 16 to pursue an education. But as she sought to improve her life, she met men who promised her love and security, but instead beat her brutally and sapped her of her spirit. At 17, Gabrielle became pregnant by one of… Read More

Posted by Admin on April 23, 2012