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Jewish Family Service of Milwaukee recently opened another licensed outpatient mental health clinic in the Jewish Home & Care Center/Chai Point apartments. Due to the economic downturn there has been a large increase in demand for services at JFS. The number of sessions in all JFS clinical program activities increased by 36% from 2010 to 2014. In recent years, JFS has increased its accessibility in the community by offering services at a variety of locations. The braodened access to JFS may be viewed both as an impetus to the recent increase in demand for those services, and as part of the agency's response to that increased demand. Continue reading here.

Elderly Jewish Holocaust victims in the Baltimore area, the last of their generation to have endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide, will receive significantly more aid in 2015, announced Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). 

In 2015, the Claims Conference allocation to Jewish Community Services of Baltimore will be $1.4 million, an increase of about $600,000 (70 percent) over 2014 funding, with most of the increase earmarked for homecare, the top social welfare priority for these survivors. The Claims Conference is also allocating $65,000 to Ahavas Yisrael Charity Fund for its food program for Holocaust victims. Learn more here.

Joining MAZON in the Colorado outreach is Jewish Family Service of Colorado, which serves the Denver and Boulder metropolitan community. Jewish Family Service of Colorado is one of 13 JFS agencies in the seven states who are taking part in MAZON's senior hunger initiative. Continue reading here.