JFCS Provides Critical Services to Combat Isolation and Loneliness
  • Center for Children and Youth
  • Seniors
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Known as America’s quietest health risk, social isolation and loneliness affects people indiscriminately. From tweens to seniors and from stay-at-home parents to CEOs, many suffer in silence from the physical and mental health issues related to isolation and loneliness. Through the efforts of JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth (CCY) and Seniors At Home (SAH), JFCS is combating isolation by providing critical services and resources for those afflicted.In a time when there are so many ways to stay connected (email, text, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.), why are so many of our youth feeling isolated and lonely? The percent… Read More

Posted by Admin on December 5, 2019
Emergency Assistance for California Wildfires
  • Emergency Assistance
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With winds escalating, the Kincade fire spreading, and a PG&E shut off in almost a million households, many in our community are being evacuated and many others are losing power. Many don’t know whether their homes or businesses will remain standing. Jewish Family and Children’s Services is ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our community are safe during this time. We are partnering closely with other organizations in Marin and Sonoma counties, and are providing financial, practical, and emotional support to those who need it. If you are in need of assistance you can call JFCS’ on-call number at… Read More

Posted by Admin on October 26, 2019
JFCS Emergency Services Help Women and Children Rebuild Their Lives
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Emergency Assistance
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A parent’s most important job is keeping their child safe. Imaging being unable to do that. Ellen and her 12-year old daughter Sari, were referred to JFCS by a homeless shelter following a violent attack on their lives by Ellen’s husband of five years. When they married, he promised to protect and care for Ellen and her child, but in a chilling turn, he developed a drug addiction and became their worst nightmare. While much of the abuse was directed toward Ellen, Sari also became the victim of her stepfather’s abuse when she tried to protect her mother. Ellen fled… Read More

Posted by Admin on October 16, 2019
Hurricane Relief Emergency Fund
  • Emergency Assistance
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Jewish Family and Children’s Services and our community in the Bay Area are helping the victims of Hurricane Dorian. Please donate to help thousands of people who have been affected by this devastating storm. The impact is catastrophic and recovery will take a very long time. Those battered by the hurricane face immense flooding and damage to their communities and desperately need our help now and in the months to come. Click here to donate now!Read More

Posted by Admin on August 30, 2019
My Summer Internship
  • Stories & Testimonials
  • YouthFirst
A first taste of life in the working world hours and his pay statements. By Olivia Perlman Excerpts from the article originally printed in the August Issue of The New Fillmore. As my junior year at Marin Academy was coming to a close last spring, I decided to apply for a summer internship with Jewish Family and Children’s Services on Post Street. This paid internship program offers teens the opportunity to work with local businesses for six weeks under a supervisor’s guidance. The program also includes a weekly workshop in which the interns are taught workplace and life skills, with… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 30, 2019
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