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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)

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.

NEW WORKSHOP: Who Am I After I Retire?
Plan ahead – and sign up now! There is life after work. All are welcome to attend this five-session discussion series focused on exploring retirement options to discover what comes next. Takes place Monday evenings beginning on Oct. 19 and ending on Nov. 16, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Fee: $75 for five sessions; facilitated by Marsha Jacobs, MFT. For more information or to reserve your spot call: 707-571-8131.

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.

Volunteer to Visit a Senior

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. We are especially looking for volunteers in the Guerneville area. 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
Visit an isolated senior once a week. We are always looking for volunteers to join our dedicated group of Friendly Visitors. 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 (for parents of children of all ages and schools who wish to host Groups and Seminars)
Parents Place offers groups, Seminars, and individual parent education services using this highly successful, internationally recognized parent education program. At Parents Place we partner with schools to bring Triple P services to their families. If the school brings the families, we’ll bring the rest (parent education, parent support, tips and tools, etc.) Parents will learn positive ways to promote their child’s development, handle challenging behavior, and practice self-care. This service is free for individual parents and groups of 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.)  For parents of older children, we offer the same services for a fee. 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.
 
Consultation and Coaching (for parents with children of all ages)
Needing a little support? Whether you need support just once or several times, our promise is that at the end of each consultation and coaching visit, you will walk away feeling validated, with tools and useful information and strategies that are immediately helpful in addressing your parenting concerns. Our skilled professionals offer a range of concrete strategies and suggestions that are based on years of experience and work in the field. For more information contact Liana Unger, Parents Place Coordinator at 707-303-1521 or LianaU@jfcs.org. Visit the Parents Place website.

Post-Adoption Services (PAS)
New support groups are now forming! Support groups provide socialization for young children, tweens, and teens; parental support is also included. 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.

Donate Your Vehicle
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).

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:

Help Seniors by Assembling and/or Delivering Holiday Gift Bags
Join with others to brighten a senior’s day! Help with assembling and/or delivering bags filled with Rosh Hashanah goodies. This is a great opportunity for families to perform a mitzvah together. Assembly takes place: Sept. 3,2:00 - 4:00 pm at the JFCS Sonoma office. Delivery takes place between Sept. 8 – Sept. 11 in Sonoma County. Contact Barbara Tobin to sign up: barbarat@jfcs.org;707-303-1510.

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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