The People We Help

It's About Julie

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JULIE MADE A NEW LIFE IN SAFETY FOR HERSELF AND HER KIDS AFTER FLEEING DOMESTIC ABUSE... When her husband’s violent behavior got worse, Julie and her kids fled. She also needed a lawyer for urgent financial and custody matters, but she couldn’t afford it.   
Federation-supported H…

It's About Ben


BEN GETS A BREAK FROM THE TROUBLES AT HOME WITH HELP FROM OUR CAMP SCHOLARSHIP... Mom went to live in a mental healthcare facility. Dad lost his job after having two heart attacks. Ben’s smile faded. If only he had some carefree kid time away from it all.  
Thanks to a need-based ca…

It's About Anna


THIS HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR IS NO LONGER A PRISONER IN HER OWN HOME... Anna couldn’t handle the steps in and out of her front door — or afford a ramp. 
With Federation support, Jewish Family Services secured funding to get Anna and her husband the ramp they needed — and now the coupl…

Healing Heartbreak Beyond the Headlines


No one is immune from the threat of sexual abuse. A Jewish Federation targeted overseas grant to Tahel Crisis Center in Israel has helped some of the most vulnerable adults and children from under-served communities take the action needed to stop or escape abuse and heal themselves and…

Single Mom Got Her Life on Track with Help from Jewish Family Services

Melissa* came to the JFS Women’s Center for help getting her life on track. She joined the JFS Women’s Center support group to learn what other women were doing to redefine themselves after losing a partner. The group helped Melissa find the strength and confidence she lost after years…