Dear JFSA Supporter,
We first want to extend our well wishes to everyone. We hope you and your families are coping with this current health scare and you are taking all the proper precautions to ensure yours and your loved ones’ safety.
JFSA is committed to doing what is in the best interest of our staff, volunteers, clients and community during this volatile time. With that in mind, the following operational changes will be implemented effective Thursday, March 19.
Our Food Pantry will be expanding its hours. Clients will still need an appointment but will not physically come into the pantry. Our clients will drive up, open their trunk and a volunteer will load a prepackaged bag(s) of food into the vehicle. Our current delivery to clients will remain unchanged.
We will continue to handle requests for emergency assistance via telephone. Once a determination is made as to the type of assistance that can be offered, JFSA will continue to make any payments to vendors directly.
We have temporarily suspended in-office counseling sessions. Our therapists will still be able to provide counseling through HIPPA approved tele- and video-conferencing methods.
All in-home visits to our senior clients will be suspended to protect the most vulnerable of our community. Our case managers will continue to remain in contact with our senior clients through telephone calls.
How YOU Can Help!
Together, as a community, we can all work together to ensure everyone remains safe during this stressful time.
We are still going to need donations of food to ensure our food pantry remains stocked. Any canned and non-perishable goods you are able to spare are greatly appreciated. You can drop them off at the JFSA office or we can arrange to get them from you.
Financial donations are helpful as well. Your donation will ensure the ongoing operations of JFSA stay strong and in-tact. There is a donate button below.
Volunteers are needed to deliver and drop off food to our seniors. In order to secure the safety of our clients, we will need to do a quick background check on anyone interested in helping. We know this may sound intrusive, but the safety of everyone is our main concern. We will ask you for a copy of your driver’s license and completion of a short volunteer registration form. We discourage volunteers from high-risk groups (like those over 65) for their own safety.
Please do not encourage anyone to just show up at our office for assistance. The support we can offer is best dealt with through a phone call, where the need for appropriate services can be determined.
Again, thank you for your continued support and we wish everyone health and wellness!
Laura Sussman Kenneth Moskowitz
Board Chair President/CEO