Since March 15, Jewish Family Services has been adapting and responding to the covid-19 pandemic. We started offering telehealth counseling sessions by secure video call. Our volunteers reached out to more than 250 older adults to offer free daily telephone reassurance. We’re delivering food and supplies to isolated seniors. We provided personal protective equipment, childcare stipends, and overtime pay to our care staff.
JFS has been here before. During the pandemics of the early 1900s, our volunteers supported the victims and their families. Zipporah Cohen was JFS’ President through it all, from 1904 – 1938, and her words ring true today:
“No matter what may come to us or how severe… we will be able to meet these demands, for in the hearts of our people dwell love and charity.”
JFS is still here to serve the Richmond community a century later. You can help us meet the demands of the covid-19 crisis by making a gift to JFS. We are honored to share our mission of transforming lives and strengthening our community with you. Thank you.
JFS Richmond mourns the intolerable death of George Floyd. We stand with our community and nation in commitment to racial justice. We work every day to fight injustice and inequality by bringing needed human services to individuals across Richmond regardless of race, faith, income, gender or sexuality. Our Richmond community can only be strengthened when […]Click Here to Read More
CEO Wendy Kreuter gave a video update on JFS’ response to covid-19. We are here for you! JFS would appreciate your help getting members of our community the care and support they need. If you can, please click here to make a gift.Click Here to Read More
For 170 years, JFS has served the Richmond community during challenging times. Today is no different. We are all working to ensure your needs are met with home care, counseling, and telephone support for homebound seniors. Volunteers are making telephone calls to support homebound seniors. If you or someone you know would like to receive […]Click Here to Read More
The Sophomore Class On February 13, ten women graduated from JFS’ second East End Personal Care Aide (PCA) training program. All of them began the next week working at JFS as state-certified PCAs caring for seniors and adults with disabilities with Medicaid insurance. As Richmond’s population ages, PCA is the fastest-growing position in health care. […]Click Here to Read More
JFS is lucky to host talented interns across the agency from many different schools, programs, and backgrounds. These driven students spend time engrossed in the day-to-day at JFS, serving clients and practicing what they’ve learned in their classrooms. We interviewed a few of our fascinating interns to learn about them, their goals, and how they’re […]Click Here to Read More