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For Immediate Release: October 9, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO – Jewish Family and Children’s Services, one of the largest and oldest charitable institutions in the Bay Area has a received a grant of $250,000 from Tipping Point Community to support its emergency aid to victims of the North Bay fires. The generous grant will be a welcome addition to JFCS’ Disaster Assistance Fund and will be used to help low-income families and individuals get back on their feet after the fires.
“The North Bay fires hurt thousands, but especially those who were already struggling paycheck to paycheck,” said Dr. Anita Friedman, Executive Director of JFCS. “We are already seeing a huge influx of people who need assistance and housing. With this generous grant from Tipping Point we will be better able to meet the growing needs for recovery over the short- and long-term.”
Tipping Point works to find and fund the most effective poverty-fighting organizations in the region. It identifies and invests in partners that can deploy capital rapidly and effectively during a crisis. The funds raised by Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund are being directed to North Bay community foundations, government partners, and service providers, like JFCS, which are supporting low-income communities hit hardest by the fires. Click here for more information about their phased funding approach and grantees for fire relief.
For the thousands who have been injured and lost homes, businesses, and jobs in the fires, the emotional, physical and financial recovery is overwhelming. Support from Tipping Point is making it possible for JFCS to quickly offer basic services like housing assistance, coordination with government agencies, counseling, and provision of basic supplies, such as food, phones, and household goods.
“We know low-income communities will have the steepest climb back to solid ground after the fires in the North Bay,” said Daniel Lurie, CEO + Founder of Tipping Point Community. “We were looking to support effective organizations rooted in local communities. Jewish Family and Children’s Services was a natural fit given their decades of meaningful service in the community and especially in this time of crisis.”
JFCS is ramping up its emergency assistance in Sonoma County, including short-term food, shelter, and counseling, and long-term recovery support to the community. Anyone needing help can contact JFCS at 707-303-1500 or [email protected]. JFCS case managers and clinicians are trained in emergency response and ready to deliver services quickly. The JFCS office in Santa Rosa, located at 1360 N. Dutton Avenue, Suite C, is open to all. JFCS is also accepting financial contributions to support these emergency services; donations are accepted online, or by phone at 415-449-1256.
About Jewish Family and Children’s Services
For more than 165 years, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties has served the Bay Area’s children, families, and older adults. As the problem-solving center for our community, JFCS is the oldest and largest family services institution in the United States, serving more than 80,000 annually who are facing life transitions and personal crises. JFCS has earned a national reputation for offering the highest-quality compassionate care. With more than 40 programs, JFCS is a leader in developing research-based social services and educational programs that strengthen individuals, strengthen families, and strengthen community. For more information, visit www.jfcs.org.
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