Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix Awards Strategic Partner Grant to Jewish Family & Children’s Service

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(PHOENIX – June 7, 2019) – Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS), a strategic partner of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, was awarded a grant in the amount of $237,600, allowing the nonprofit organization the opportunity to continue its various Jewish Community Services programs throughout the Valley.  In addition, the Federation continued its funding of the senior concierge position, providing $36,083  to JFCS.

Recipients of the Federation grants were awarded based on their alignment with the Federation’s four core impact areas: Enriching Senior Lives, Engaging the Next Generation, Supporting Israel and Jewish Communities Worldwide and Building Community.

“JFCS strengthens our community by providing behavioral health, healthcare and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In addition, we provide services specific to the Jewish community, which is a direct correlation to the Federation’s core impact areas,” said JFCS president and CEO Dr. Lorrie Henderson.

Among the programs that will benefit from the strategic partner grant are:

  • Jewish Community Services -includes Career Services, Aleinu - Community Outreach & Education, Older Adult Programs, Helping Hands – Emergency Financial Assistance, Holocaust Survivor Services, Jewish Crisis & Response Team and holiday programs.
  • JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment -the only Jewish senior center in the Greater Phoenix area, offers classes and activities that appeal to a variety of interests
  • Hospital Chaplaincy -provides one-to-one, short-term support to patients and their families in hospitals throughout the Valley

“We are grateful to the Federation for their ongoing support of the Jewish Community Services programs JFCS offers to our community,” said Gail Baer, JFCS vice president of philanthropic services. “Whether we are providing career services, grief counseling or emergency financial assistance, our Jewish Community Services programs fulfill a critical need in the community.”

About Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that strengthens the community by providing 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.

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