JFS pilots Selfhelp Community Services’ Virtual Senior Center

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ will pilot a five-month program to combat social isolation utilizing Selfhelp Community Services’ Virtual Senior Center. Launched in 2010, the VSC engages homebound older adults in live and interactive classes on a range of topics and activities. The program has been shown to break down […]

JFS to deliver 300 care packages to at-risk older adults in the community

JFS to deliver 300 care packages to at-risk older adults in the community

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Through a donation from the Sobel Family Foundation, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is delivering care packages to 300 at-risk older adults in the community.  During the next few weeks, JFS volunteers will deliver the care packages to residents of Village Apartments in South Orange, the Federation Plaza in West […]

Mindfulness tools for children returning to school

Mindfulness tools for children returning to school

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The transition back to school this fall is a difficult one for many children and adolescents, whether it is in-person, virtual or a hybrid schedule. JFS recognizes that families are anticipating so much change and uncertainty with the school year ahead. It is important, now more than ever, to teach and […]

JFS delivers 155 care packages to Holocaust survivors

JFS delivers 155 care packages to Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Through a generous donation from KAVOD and the Seed the Dream Foundation, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ created and delivered “care packages” to 155 Holocaust survivors in the community. JFS staff found vendors for much-needed supplies for the group. Packages included: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, napkins, various cleaning supplies, […]

Help those experiencing domestic violence

Help those experiencing domestic violence

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Make a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims by becoming a Domestic Violence Response Team volunteer with Rachel Coalition and the Safe House. Specially trained DVRT volunteers provide support, information and referrals to victims at police headquarters, and educate victims about their legal rights in obtaining temporary restraining orders. […]

County presents $5.4M in grants to 14 municipalities, 34 community organizations

County presents $5.4M in grants to 14 municipalities, 34 community organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that approximately $5.4 million will be distributed to 14 Essex County municipalities and 34 community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered […]

JFS of MetroWest receives funds for groundbreaking Holocaust survivor care

JFS of MetroWest receives funds for groundbreaking Holocaust survivor care

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ announced it will receive a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America’s Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. When combined with matching funds, this award will enable $99,330.67 in new programming for survivors. In addition, all JFS clinical staff will receive intensive training on […]

Livingston bookstore donates books to Reading Buddies program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of JFS MetroWest, will receive books collected from the Barnes & Noble Livingston annual Holiday Book Drive. Books collected with benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies Program, which matches older adult volunteers with elementary school students to improve reading comprehension skills. The drive […]

JFS of MetroWest to host financial empowerment workshop

JFS of MetroWest to host financial empowerment workshop

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, is offering a free financial empowerment workshop, “The ABCs of Financial Literacy.” JFS MetroWest has partnered with All State’s Purple Purse Foundation to present this workshop to the community. The program will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 6:30 to […]

JFS to host speaker panel showcasing Coordinated Care program

JFS to host speaker panel showcasing Coordinated Care program

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ will host a speaker panel showcasing Coordinated Care of MetroWest NJ on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at JFS MetroWest, 256 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park. Topics will include assessment, monitoring, coordination, advocacy, and financial and legal planning.  Coordinated Care of MetroWest assists […]

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