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(PHOENIX – Feb. 11, 2019) – Jewish Family & Children’s Service held its annual Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon on Feb. 1 at the Arizona Biltmore, raising nearly $370,000.

The sold-out event featured keynote speaker Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of Mental Health America (MHA), discussing the impact of mental illness in society today and the importance of organizations like JFCS that are providing important services to people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or developmental disabilities.

JFCS provides a variety of services – including medical primary care, counseling and behavioral health, domestic violence victim assistance and Jewish community services.

Dr. Lorrie Henderson, president and CEO of JFCS, announced at the luncheon that JFCS received the highest level of accreditation available during its reaccreditation process conducted earlier this year.

“The Council on Accreditation, partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying and promoting rigorous standards,” he said. “We are proud to be recognized in this way.”

Carol Seidberg, JFCS Governance Board Emeritus member and chair of the Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon noted that funds raised from this event will impact the lives of more than 40,000 individuals throughout the Valley.


Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that strengthens the community by providing quality behavioral health, healthcare and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds. At JFCS we hope for a future where families are strong, where our elders are cared for and where children are safe. Our dedication to our mission is strengthened by our commitment to our core Jewish values that honor community and the continuity of the generations. For more information:


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