“A Call That Changed My Life” – How to Improve Self-Sufficiency for Persons with Disabilities
  • Financial Assistance
  • People with Disabilites
  • Stories & Testimonials
blog banner image
A few years ago Beverly* knew she was in trouble but didn’t know where to turn. Surgery left her with excruciating stomach and joint pain, making it difficult to walk. Beverly had to leave her part-time job due to her disability and was behind on her rent. One day she returned home to find a notice in her mail: her rent for her Peninsula apartment was going up $200 a month—an astronomical amount on her small fixed income. Feeling despondent, she talked to a friend who said, “Have you ever thought about calling JFCS?” “I never considered myself the type… Read More

Posted by Admin on February 7, 2017
JFCS’ Palliative Care Makes Life Livable for the Chronically Ill and Persons with Disabilities
  • People with Disabilites
  • Seniors
  • Volunteers
blog banner image
What do you think of when you read the term “palliative care”? If you’re like many people, you might not be familiar with it. But if you’re coping with a serious illness or disability, it’s something you and your loved ones will want to know about. Palliative care can improve your quality of life, keep you comfortably in your home—and research says it may even help you live longer.   Janelle, a JFCS Palliative Care volunteer, visits with Estelle, who recently turned 100. “Palliative care is about relieving suffering at any stage of an illness, whether you’re managing a serious… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 1, 2016
Are you a Mensch? Volunteer for Short-Term Projects and Make a Big Difference
  • People with Disabilites
  • Seniors
  • Volunteers
blog banner image
At 83, Mrs. Bernstein has been doing fairly well living alone in her San Francisco apartment. As a Holocaust survivor and legally blind she is a homebound client of JFCS and receives case management and Kosher Meals on Wheels each day. Recently, she needed help installing grab bars to improve her bathroom’s safety. JFCS’ newest volunteer project, Mensches On the Go, will bring more clients access to a variety of skilled volunteers to complete short-term projects throughout the Bay Area who need a little extra help. Merle Kovtun Merle Kovtun has been a true mensch volunteering with JFCS for… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 9, 2016
JFCS’ Program for People with Disabilities Offers Community & Care
  • People with Disabilites
  • Stories & Testimonials
blog banner image
Services for individuals with disabilities are not always easy to find and while some organizations are reducing their services, JFCS offers one of the most comprehensive programs for individuals with disabilities and their families in Northern California. The determined young woman, Nona Miloslavsky, is living out her dreams while getting the support she needs to thrive. She was recently honored at JFCS’ Fammy Awards Gala. Nona Miloslavsky is a spirited and determined young woman who has benefited from JFCS’ People with Disabilities Program. When Nona was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder at age six, her parents knew that… Read More

Posted by Admin on March 7, 2016
JFCS Canine Corps: A Doggone Good Program
  • People with Disabilites
  • Seniors
  • Volunteers
blog banner image
There’s nothing like nuzzling with a friendly, four-legged creature that has plenty of unconditional love to share. Scientific and empirical evidence indicates that animals offer comfort and joy to isolated seniors battling with depression. While numerous pet therapy programs exist, JFCS’ Canine Corps program is unique because it fosters ongoing and meaningful three-way relationships between clients, volunteers, and their dogs. Canine Corps Volunteers Lindsay Joost and Luna Barking up the Right Tree For eight years JFCS has been matching trained canine companions and their owners with clients in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma County, and the Peninsula. Like many JFCS initiatives,… Read More

Posted by Admin on January 4, 2016