JFCS Serves Sonoma County in Major Fire Recovery Efforts
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Financial Assistance
  • JFCS News
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Moving from Emergency Response to Long-Term Recovery Two months have passed since fires swept through the North Bay, leaving in their wake incredible destruction and thousands homeless, jobless, and emotionally scarred. JFCS hit the ground running, working to support the community. Thanks to generous donations from supporters like you, our Sonoma County office has become a community hub where individuals and families are receiving the services they need to re-build their lives and heal. Thank you for your help! JFCS’ Insurance Workshops reached thousands of people who lost their homes. Emergency Response and Ramping Up In the initial weeks after… Read More

Posted by Admin on December 19, 2017
Loneliness stops here. Caring starts with you.
  • Financial Assistance
  • Holocaust
  • People with Disabilites
  • Seniors
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“I want to die with dignity.” Nora is a client of Jewish Family and Children’s Services whose story and strength I find inspiring. She has not only survived the Holocaust, she’s outlived her husband and son. Now, at 93, she’s been diagnosed with cancer. When Nora reached out to JFCS, she tearfully said she hadn’t spoken to anyone in two weeks and that getting around on her own was painful. With no living relatives and only a small fixed income to pay her bills, Nora needs our help. “I want to die with dignity.” “I was 17 years old when… Read More

Posted by Admin on December 8, 2017
FAFSA Cash for College Workshops
  • Education
  • Financial Assistance
JFCS’ Financial Aid Center will give you the tools and hands-on support you need to submit this year’s FAFSA efficiently and accurately. WHAT YOU WILL GET: Assistance in filling out the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application at the workshop Answers to your specific financial questions by a school loans and grants expert Knowledge about other scholarships, grants, and loans, and other ways to lower your college costs College students of any age are welcome. We encourage all 12th graders to attend with a parent. Please bring a laptop computer. Workshops will be held at four JFCS… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 8, 2017
JFCS Financial Aid Centers Expands Loans and College Scholarships
  • Financial Assistance
  • Youth
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Ten minutes before Ma’ayan Epstein, 18, was due to give the speech at her high school graduation she got a call from Michelle Lamphere, Director of JFCS’ Financial Aid Center. “When I answered the phone Michelle said, ‘I have some information.’ I didn’t want bad news right before my speech, but she interrupted to say I had won the scholarship! It made my whole graduation even sweeter.” Sam Newsom and Ma’ayan Epstein The scholarship Ma’ayan is referring to is the Vivienne S. Camp Scholarship, a competitive award given out annually by JFCS’ Financial Aid Center to two Bay Area high… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 5, 2017
Solving Homelessness—JFCS Expands Domestic Violence Services
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Financial Assistance
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Once survivors of domestic violence take the courageous step to leave their abuser, they face an uphill climb to self-sufficiency. Homelessness, trauma, debt, and few job skills can create unsurmountable hurdles to creating a new life—oftentimes leading them back to their abuser. That’s why JFCS’ Dream Program helps women and their children with not only finding stable long-term housing, but with a multitude of other wrap-around services and support necessary to get them back on their feet. JFCS recently expanded its Dream Program to offer more housing and services to an increased number of families who have survived domestic violence.… Read More

Posted by Admin on May 10, 2017
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