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Karen with her mother and children.
October 15, 2020
When you’re caring for a parent living with dementia, it’s easy to spiral into self-criticism. Feelings of guilt, inadequacy, and helplessness are all too common.

A sukkah at night.
October 5, 2020
The Jewish festival of Sukkot challenges us to be welcoming to those in need. In this era of social distancing, what can we do to welcome isolated survivors of domestic abuse?

A collage of Family Table volunteers.
September 15, 2020
Each year, the Simone Lottor Exceptional Service Award honors a volunteer who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to JF&CS and those we serve. This year, the Lottor Award Committee voted to honor all of our 1,000+ Family Table volunteers!

A smiling mother holding her infant son.
September 1, 2020
Our Lauren & Mark Rubin Visiting Moms program has partnered with the Epiphany Early Learning Center to expand our services in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

Mark's Moving & Storage truck.
August 17, 2020
At the JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support, we often work with parents who are in the process of moving from a homeless shelter or unsafe housing into a new apartment. These parents hope to set up a warm and comfortable home for their children, but they often lack the resources to pay for movers.

A boy remote learning on his laptop at home.
August 16, 2020
“Parents are facing a lot of uncertainly right now,” said Sara Freedman, the Director of Disability Services at JF&CS. “Everyone wants to know what school will look like this fall, but plans are constantly shifting and evolving.”

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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