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Upcoming in Sonoma County

We offer many services and programs throughout the year for individuals of every generation: from newborn through centenarians.

Location:
1360 N. Dutton Ave. Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-571-8131 (front desk)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (excluding holidays)

Featured Opportunities 

Donate Your Vehicle
You can turn your CAR into CARE for at-risk children and families in our community by donating it to Parents Place. We pick up the car and handle the paperwork. You receive its value as a tax deduction. All you need to do is call 1-888-415-HUGS (4847) 

Ongoing Programs and Services

Seniors At Home Programs

Ninety percent of seniors prefer to remain at home as they age. To help you or a loved one live at home safely, we offer a comprehensive range of services, including home care, care management, spiritual care, senior care consultations, transportation, and Fiduciary Services (including bill paying, money management, and conservatorships). For more information, contact Seniors At Home intake at 707-571-8533 or go to the Seniors At Home website.

Home Care Services in Sonoma County
Call us when your spouse, parent, grandparent, or sibling needs care at home. Seniors At Home is an exceptional “one stop shop,” providing assistance with daily living, personal care, shopping, light housework, and cooking. Short-term or ongoing, our services also include respite for family members. We screen our caregivers and handle payroll, taxes, and workers’ compensation. For more information, call 707-571-8533.

Senior Care Consultation
Caregiving brings many benefits and challenges. Seniors At Home can offer you the peace of mind that your loved one’s needs are being met. A senior care consultation is a one-hour meeting with a social worker during which you can discuss concerns, explore options, and ask questions about everything from housing options to community resources and coordination of care. Together, we will begin to create a plan based on individual needs. For more information, contact Seniors At Home Intake at 707-571-8533 or go to the Seniors At Home website.

Caring Connections Volunteers
We have expanded our older adult visiting program to provide more intensive support to those with a history of mental health issues. Our goal is to help them improve engagement in their daily lives by visiting with them one hour a week. You’ll be working on specific goals to help combat their isolation, loneliness and depression. No previous knowledge of working with this population required- just a willingness to learn and to do a Mitzvah. Perfect for a college student in Geriatrics, Psychology or Social Work. Training and on-going support provided. Contact Barbara Tobin at BarbaraT@jfcs.org or 707-303-1510.

Friendly Visiting – Volunteer to Visit a Senior
Want a more simply social match? We are always looking for new members to add to its dedicated group of volunteers who visit isolated seniors once a week. Perfect for a Bnai Mitzvah project, or a newly retired person. Training and on-going supervision provided. Contact Barbara Tobin at barbarat@jfcs.org for more information.

FREE Legal Consultation
Half-hour consultations with elder law attorney Janice Sternfeld are available on the third Thursday of each month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Consultations are for seniors or their family members and may cover advance health care directives, planning for incapacity, conservatorships, estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, special needs trusts, and public benefits (including Medi-Cal and veterans’ benefits). Call 707-571-8533 for intake.

Reparations Claims Assistance
JFCS continues to provide assistance to survivors with Holocaust reparations claims. Click here for detailed information.

Parents Place 

Triple P Positive Parenting Programs:
Parents Place offers both group and individual parent education services using this highly successful, internationally recognized parent education program. Learn positive ways to promote your child’s development, handle challenging behavior, and look after yourself as a parent. This service is free for parents of children under 6 who are not in kindergarten (funded by Sonoma County First 5 and Sonoma County Behavioral Health with MHSA-PEI funds.) We offer fee for services programs for families with older children. Programs for schools are also available For more information contact Liana Unger, Parents Place Coordinator at 707-303-1521 or LianaU@jfcs.org. Find out more about Triple P. Visit the Parents Place website: www.parentsplaceonline.org/sonoma/.

Consultation and Coaching (for parents with children of all ages)
Summer is over, and the kids are back in school--but  you still need a little support. Whether you come in just once or several times, our promise is that at the end of each consultation and coaching visit, you will have useful information and strategies that are immediately helpful in addressing your parenting concerns. For more information, contact Liana Unger, Parents Place Coordinator, at 707-303-1521 or LianaU@jfcs.orgVisit the Parents Place website here.

Post-Adoption Services (PAS)
Funded by the California Department of Social Services this program offers a variety of services for families formed by adoption. Parenthood and adoption can be both a joy and a challenge. Our goal is to be here as a resource for you and your family. For more information call Post Adoption Coordiantior, Robin Ratner, MSW 707-303-1521 or visit our website.

Webinars
We know that you can't always come to our family resource centers, but our experts can always work with your busy schedule and connect with you digitally. Here are details about our next webinars: 

Managing Aggressive Behaviors In Young Children Thurs., May 21, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Young children are impulsive by nature, which presents unique challenges for parents and caregivers. Learn how to prevent, manage, and respond to aggressive behaviors including biting, hitting, and grabbing toys, among others. Focus on teaching children appropriate strategies for expressing strong emotion and moderating impulsive reactions. With Heidi Emberling, MA, child development specialist. Free Registration. Register here >

Positive Discipline: Tips and Strategies Tue., Jun 23, 2015 12:00 1:00 pm. Young children are overflowing with imagination, energy and the ambition to do things. Sometimes their interests conflict with our need to provide necessary boundaries. In this webinar, you’ll learn effective strategies that can guide their behavior, gain their cooperation, and bring out the best in yourself and your child. With Stephanie Agnew, MA, child development specialist.$10. Register here >

JFCS Special Services

Clinical Services
Our licensed professional clinical staff assist individuals and families through life's transitions and difficulties, help people overcome fears or stumbling blocks, and provide expert listening. We offer sessions for individuals, couples, families, and children. We accept some insurance plans.Call for more information: 707-571-8131.

Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer for one or more of our many programs or services, contact Roger Hunt, Office Administrator, at 707-571-8131 or RogerH@jfcs.org. Following are just a few examples of volunteer opportunities for you:

Be the Wheels for JFCS RIDES
Many seniors and adults with disabilities find getting around in their communities a huge challenge. You can help! Seniors At Home, a division of JFCS, is seeking volunteer drivers for our JFCS RIDES program. You can make a big difference in seniors’ lives by driving them to medical appointments or helping with grocery shopping—it only takes a few hours a month! Flexible hours and excellent training are provided, as is mileage reimbursement, if desired.To receive more information, contact Kathie Klein at 707-303-1502 or email KathleenK@jfcs.org

Food Pantry Corps Leaders
Help nourish our community! The JFCS office in Sonoma County is seeking a few committed volunteers to launch our new Food Pantry Corps. You and others will agree to supply basic goods to our Food Pantry on a weekly or monthly basis ... and inspire others to do so as well. You will be performing a big mitzvah for our clients. To help: Contact Barbara Tobin at BarbaraT@jfcs.org or 707-303-1510. 

 


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