Thank you to everyone in the community who attended or contributed in some way to our Constellation JFS celebration on Sunday. We would not be where we are today without the support of our community partners, staff, board, volunteers and donors.
JFS unveiled its new video, “The Faces of JFS” at the event on Sunday. This 5 minute film chronicles the stories of several typical JFS clients. It is engaging, moving, and the stories are based on actual cases.* Please click on the image below to watch.
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JFS’ Resource Center Specialist, Morgan Deleonard has been named the 2012 Barrier Buster of the Year for her work matching persons in need to resources. Morgan does all initial intakes at JFS, runs the JFS Food and Personal Items Pantry, and also serves as an intern in the JFS Resettlement Program as she works on her master’s degree in social work (MSW.)
Morgan’s efforts have benefited countless people! Her work has helped prevent utility shutoff and evictions, kept low-income persons from hunger, helped the elderly purchase needed prescriptions, and gotten medical care for Holocaust survivors. She is “tikkun olam” (repairing the world) personified. We are so very proud of Morgan and all she does!
Barrier Busters is a group of over 50 social service provider agencies that are committed to increasing communication and coordination between its member agencies, and improving services for Washtenaw County residents in need. Each member agency identifies at least one “Barrier Buster” who becomes the point of contact for their agency and facilitates collaborative case management between member agencies. Barrier Busters is only one of more than 13 collaboratives that JFS hold membership in.