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A Free Parent Coaching session on Zoom.
June 20, 2020
When schools closed due to the public health crisis this spring, many parents were left feeling stressed and overwhelmed. For parents of children with disabilities, however, the closure of schools was especially devastating.

The Shaer family.
June 19, 2020
Eight years ago, Lori and Jon Shaer were looking for an opportunity that would enable them and their young children to engage in hands-on philanthropy. When they learned about the JF&CS Family Table food pantry, they found the perfect outlet for volunteering.

The TeenSafe Peer Leaders and the TeenSafe Fellow meeting over Zoom
May 21, 2020
Like many other youth programs, JF&CS TeenSafe was moving at full speed when so many things began to shut down quickly and completely in the middle of March.

Seinfeld playing on a television.
May 15, 2020
At times like these, a little laughter goes a long way. For one JF&CS client, the classic sitcom "Seinfeld" provided the perfect outlet for his anxiety and creativity.

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March 31, 2020
Looking for a way to help at this critical time? JF&CS has a variety of meaningful volunteer opportunities to support our clients and their increased needs.

Free Parent Coaching
March 31, 2020
If your child is currently at home and is missing their daily structure, feeling isolated and bored, and/or is displaying behaviors that could benefit from some interventions, JF&CS can help!

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March 25, 2020
With children home from school and our participants home from their day programs, it can be hard to find meaningful activities to keep them engaged. Here are some suggestions from our Director of Social and Behavioral Supports, Angela Waring.

COVID-19 Update
March 20, 2020
Since March 1, the public health crisis has changed dramatically, upending our community emotionally, medically, logistically, and financially. JF&CS is here to help.

Cyntia Barzelatto with reproductive justice posters at JF&CS.
March 12, 2020
Cyntia Barzelatto, a clinician for the Early Connections/Conexiones Tempranas program at JF&CS, is educating herself and her colleagues about reproductive justice.

Fresh tomatoes on the vine at Family Table.
March 5, 2020
Soon after moving to Massachusetts, both Marilyn Piket and her husband unexpectedly lost their new jobs. At this time of financial crisis, Family Table helped ease their burden.

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