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Rebecca Remis, the owner of Birdie's Blooms.
July 15, 2020
“I didn’t expect to start a business this year,” said Rebecca Remis. “But when the pandemic happened, it was actually the right time to make one of my longer-term dreams a reality.”

Angela Tucker
July 14, 2020
Since the tragic killing of George Floyd, the call for racial justice and an end to systemic racism has made U.S. headlines on a daily basis. For those who work in adoption, however, talking about racism and racial trauma has long been essential to their work.

Wendy Schiffman Wilsker, the Chief Advancement Officer at JF&CS
June 24, 2020
Wendy Schiffman Wilsker, the Chief Advancement Officer at JF&CS, reflects on the agency's response to the COVID-19 crisis.

A masked volunteer at a Family Table distribution day.
June 23, 2020
“So many people already live paycheck to paycheck,” said Meredith Joy, the Director of the JF&CS Center for Basic Needs Assistance. “When the public health crisis began, we saw hundreds of families go from relative stability to all-out emergency.”

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June 22, 2020
As JF&CS confronts the public health crisis, our staff continues to adapt, lead, and share their expertise both locally and nationally.

A CHAI Works participant painting at home.
June 21, 2020
Life during a pandemic is truly uncharted territory. At JF&CS, our programs have adapted to meet the current social-emotional needs of our clients while helping them build skills of resilience and strategies for persevering during these difficult days.

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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