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A Statement from JFS Richmond on Racial Justice

By Morgan Goad | June 3, 2020

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 […]

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CEO Wendy Kreuter on JFS’ Response to Covid-19

By Morgan Goad | March 30, 2020

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.

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JFS and the Coronavirus

By Morgan Goad | March 17, 2020

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 […]

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Ten Women Graduate from JFS’ Second East End PCA Class

By Morgan Goad | February 20, 2020

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. […]

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JFS Interns in the Spotlight

By Morgan Goad | February 20, 2020

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 […]

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Nine Lessons from Centenarians in the “Blue Zones”

By Morgan Goad | February 5, 2020

Scientific studies suggest approximately 25% of how long we live is dictated by genes, and the other 75% is determined by our lifestyles and the everyday choices we make. Longevity experts at the National Institute on Aging have gone to great measures to study aging. They identified four locations across the world where many people […]

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