Highlights From Our Agencies

Arizona Public Service (APS) Donates $250K to JFCS Phoenix for New Catalina Health Center

Arizona Public Service (APS) recently announced a $250,000 lead gift to Jewish Family & Children's Service of...

Arizona Public Service (APS) recently announced a $250,000 lead gift to Jewish Family & Children's Service of Phoenix. These funds will go toward the purchase and build-out of JFCS' Catalina Health Center, a new 24,000 square foot state-of-the-art integrated primary medical and behavioral health clinic.

The new Catalina Health Center will serve 8,500 children, adolescents, and adults. Through innovative technologies, therapies, and integrated treatment solutions, the new Catalina Health Center will help children and families that are dealing with trauma, substance abuse, and other complex mental and physical health issues. Continue reading here.

JFS Houston Receives Joan Alexander Chesed Award

Linda L. Burger, CEO of Jewish Family Service of Houston, will be the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Joan Alexande...

Linda L. Burger, CEO of Jewish Family Service of Houston, will be the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Joan Alexander Chesed Award during the agency's annual Reel Hope...A Night at the Movies on June 1st. The theme of the evening, The World Will Be Built On Kindness...Olam Chesed Yibaneh, will be repeated as Joan Alexander, the namesake of the award, and Mark Brookner, JFS Treasurer, present the Chesed award to the honoree.  More than 600 guests attended the movie night and delighted with a video about Linda's 36 years of devoted service to the Houston Jewish community...the last eight of which were her service as CEO of JFS. 

Among the guests for the evening will be Lee Sherman, AJFCA President and CEO, as well as Larry Reader of Houston, AJFCA President-Elect of the Board and a Past President of JFS Houston. Continue reading here.
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JFCS Suncoast Receives $85,000 Grant to Add Trauma Counseling & Seniors Concierge Services

Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc. received an $85,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Commun...

Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc. received an $85,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation for its Counseling Services to provide specialized and evidence-based trauma care services to all clients and senior concierge services for the community's seniors, supporting aging in place.

The grant will allow JFCS to expand its service offerings to include trauma counseling and related services using a sliding fee scale. Additionally, the grant supports training eligible JFCS staff using evidence-based and specialized practices for treating children, adults, seniors, and victims of trauma. JFCS' senior services are also growing to include concierge services for a fee to help our community's senior's age comfortably in place.  The personalized concierge services will provide supportive services and case management, helping to manage the everyday and ongoing responsibilities that can be challenging for seniors and their families.

"We identified a need for trauma and senior concierge services within the community and Gulf Coast Community Foundation responded," said Rose Chapman, LCSW, president and CEO of JFCS. "Thanks to the Gulf Coast grant, JFCS is able to provide additional services to our existing clients and serve more clients in need."

"This project will enable JFCS to reach more people who need help while also making the organization and its good work more sustainable," said Teri A Hansen, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation.  "It's a smart approach to ensuring a healthier community and providing greater opportunity for some of our most disadvantaged residents."

Learn more here.