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The Sandwich Generation

Each year, more and more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, disability, or the frailties ...

Each year, more and more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, disability, or the frailties of old age. According to the Caregiver Action Network (CAN), there are as many as 90 million family caregivers in the U.S. today. Caregivers are often caring for their aging parents while raising a family of their own. Becoming effective advocates for themselves and their loved ones is one of the first steps to making their lives more manageable. Family caregivers need to become empowered, proactive, creative, and resourceful in acquiring the information and the help they need. Visit caregiveraction.org and the National Family Caregiver Association website to learn more about National Family Caregiving Month.

If you are in the Sandwich Generation, caring for a parent, a child and sometimes even a grandchild, Jewish Community Services of Baltimore offers resources and services that can help. Their specialists in gerontology provide up-to-date information, expert advice and senior-focused services to help you in planning and caring for yourself and your family members. For information click here

Also, on November 3rd, JCS is offering a program on this very topic. See the Stuck in the Middle? Click here for details.

 

JFS Dallas Hosts Most Successful Diaper Shower to Date

On October 24th, Jewish Family Service of Dallas hosted their 4th Annual Diaper Shower Benefiting the Community at th...

On October 24th, Jewish Family Service of Dallas hosted their 4th Annual Diaper Shower Benefiting the Community at the JFS Food Pantry. Collecting diapers and wipes for families in need in their community, this event was their most successful year ever! Thanks to donations from all over the Greater-Dallas area, they collected 45,305 diapers (15,000 more than in 2013) and 48,037 wipes (12,000 more than in 2013).

1 in 3 families struggle to afford diapers and 39% of Dallas residents are in asset poverty. Security-net programs such as SNAP (food stamps) and WIC do not cover the cost of diapers, so the JFS Food Pantry has these items to help supplement the 120+ families they see each week in the JFS Food Pantry.

 

JFCS Southern Arizona Announces New CEO

Carlos A. Hernández, MA, LCSW, CPHQ has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family and Children's Servi...

Carlos A. Hernández, MA, LCSW, CPHQ has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family and Children's Services of Southern Arizona. Jill Rosenzweig, chair of the JFCS Board of Directors, announced the appointment after a national search.

"We welcome Mr. Hernández and the leadership he will provide to our 73-year-old social and human service organization. His experience covers the gamut from services for children, adolescents and families, to community collaborations that bring psychotherapeutic counseling to children and caregivers, all with sensitivity to the needs of our multi-cultural community," said Rosenzweig.

Hernández, a resident of Tucson and most recently the Director of Family and Community Partnerships at Child-Parent Centers, succeeds Shira Ledman in a position she held for five years and Jeanne Anderson, who served as interim president & CEO since November 2013.

Hernández has served as director of quality management with Pantano Behavioral Health Services in Tucson, research project coordinator with Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, a part-time social work consultant, a program supervisor with the Association House of Chicago's Independent Living Program, and a case manager for that organization's foster care program.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in sociology and social work from the University of Wisconsin and a Master's degree from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He is a former member of the Pima Council on Aging Board of Directors and serves as adjunct faculty at Arizona State University's School of Social Work in Tucson and with the Pima Community College Social Services Department.

 


  

  
Carlos A. Hernández, MA, LCSW, CPHQ has been named president and CEO of Jewish Family and Children's Services of Southern Arizona. Jill Rosenzweig, chair of the JFCS Board of Directors, announced the appointment after a national search.

"We welcome Mr. Hernández and the leadership he will provide to our 73-year-old social and human service organization. His experience covers the gamut from services for children, adolescents and families, to community collaborations that bring psychotherapeutic counseling to children and caregivers, all with sensitivity to the needs of our multi-cultural community," said Rosenzweig.

Hernández, a resident of Tucson and most recently the Director of Family and Community Partnerships at Child-Parent Centers, succeeds Shira Ledman in a position she held for five years and Jeanne Anderson, who served as interim president & CEO since November 2013.

Hernández has served as director of quality management with Pantano Behavioral Health Services in Tucson, research project coordinator with Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, a part-time social work consultant, a program supervisor with the Association House of Chicago's Independent Living Program, and a case manager for that organization's foster care program.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in sociology and social work from the University of Wisconsin and a Master's degree from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He is a former member of the Pima Council on Aging Board of Directors and serves as adjunct faculty at Arizona State University's School of Social Work in Tucson and with the Pima Community College Social Services Department