Although the Holocaust was over 70 years ago, there are still a fair number of survivors in our community needing a variety of services we can provide. Just like the rest of our aging population, simple tasks become more difficult daily add to that the experiences suffered in the camps and the need is that much greater.
We have a staff of Licensed Clinical Social Workers who can reach out to those in need of one-on-one counseling. This service is offered free to the client if they financially qualify.
What We Do
Through our volunteer outreach program we offer friendly visitor services we offer transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, etc.. In an effort to help keep the elderly remain in their homes, several clients take advantage of our volunteers to stop in for a visit or simply check in over the phone so they know they are not alone.
JFS is the only social service agency in the county to provide Behavioral Health Services in clients homes instead of requiring them to come to an office. We provide family support for caregivers so as to make them more involved in the aging process and understanding what is happening and why. Of course we are focused on the care receiver so as to keep them in the loop as much as possible. There are several training courses (12 weeks in duration) offered throughout the year for both groups. We also have a Bereavement Support Groups for those trying to cope with a loss. Contact us with any questions.
Jewish Family Services of Ulster County