JFS News and Updates

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At JFS our efforts to improve lives in our community is constant and ongoing, check in here to get the latest on our events, news, and all things related to Jewish Family Services!

JFS thanks the Michigan Health Endowment Fund for their generous grant!

JFS is honored to have received a grant of upwards of $300,000 towards our Evidence-Based Approach to Refugee Youth Trauma. This project will provide education and support to 40-60 family members via the youth-in-system, and to help identify mental health-related needs and subsequently connect those in need at JFS to appropriate internal or external support services through the integrated model.

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund works to improve the health and wellness of Michigan residents and reduce the cost of healthcare, with a special focus on children and seniors. You
can find more information about the Health Fund at mihealthfund.org

Thank you to Google and Welcome.US for sending us 250 computers to give out to our resettlement clients. We are so grateful for this generous donation! This donation will help our clients learn English, get jobs, do homework, and obtain needed behavioral health services.

JFS on Stateside

Anya Abramzon, Executive Director of JFSWC and Mira Sussman, Resettlement Resource Development Manager of JFSWC talked about finding permanent homes for Afghan refugees that are still in temporary housing, and the other complex issues of modern housing with host April Baer. (JFS’s interview begins at 31:15) 

JFS 2022 Impact Video

Watch the 2022 Impact video to find out how JFS has been making a difference in Washtenaw County through the COVID 19 pandemic and beyond.

Celebrating the 2022 JFS Volunteers

JFS celebrates our volunteers! We could not accomplish our important work in the community without our dedicated volunteers.