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During the past few years I have made an effort to reconnect with former students and old friends. Many common themes arose over the course of these conversations, including a topic rarely discussed in public Jewish spaces.

I have lost track of the number of times I've sat down with a friend, a former student, or a parent of a former student, and heard about their struggles with mental illness - either their own illness or the illness of a loved one. No age is exempt, from children in grade school to grandparents. Continue reading Beth's blog here.

September 17, 2015, by Beth Huppin, Director, Project Kavod/Dignity, JFS Seattle

Mr. Brian Prousky has been appointed Executive Director of Jewish Family and Child Service of Greater Toronto effective January 4, 2016.
Brian comes to JF&CS with significant experience as a Social Worker, manager and director having worked predominately in the area of child welfare. Brian was a Social Worker at Jewish Family & Child for five years earlier in his career. He has held progressively senior positions, leading to his current role as Director of Services with Durham Children's Aid Society. A passionate advocate of children and families, Brian brings a client centered approach to his work that is collaborative and strategic.

Dear Ally, a program of Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Philadelphia, is an anonymous online question and answer forum for Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, parents and family members of LGBTQ individuals, professionals, and anyone else in need of support or with questions surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. We can learn from others' questions. Submit your letter anonymously and a response will be sent privately as well as posted on the Dear Ally page without identifiable information for others who may be in need of support.

In addition, JFCS has free postcard holders with Dear Ally postcards that they are offering to partners, to display in an office or resource/community space. Learn more here.