Posted by Sy Friedland, Chief Executive Officer

So we started almost 150 years ago. If we began a blog then it would probably have been chalk scrawled on rough slate with the latest news on Civil War veterans. Things have changed, but our interest in communicating directly and having a personal relationship with people has been around for a long time. Maybe social media has caught up with JF&CS.

You can, in this era of customization, get news and fascinating information tailored to your own interests. I am hoping that postings reflect real life here on the ground at JF&CS. We deal with gritty issues, touching situations, and interesting people. The postings will give you a glimpse into that world. When I look through the newspaper each night, I am always surprised by how happy I am when I find a gem about the human side of world events between the oil spills and terror attacks. We also hope in these blogs to give you information about the latest models of care, ways of easily identifying resources, and breaking news about policy changes in the fields of human services and health.

I am excited about this blog and the opportunity for two-way communications. We want to know what you want to know, and what you think of what we do and say. We want to hear your thoughts, and even what other people think about those thoughts.

Here are some statistics about blogs from

133,000,000 – number of blogs indexed by Technorati since 2002
346,000,000 – number of people globally who read blogs (comScore March 2008)
900,000 – average number of blog posts in a 24 hour period

We hope we will be adding value and interest to this not very vacant area.