JFS can help you, family, or friends assess a home situation. We can work with you to see that an environment supports the physical and emotional needs of an elder.
Professional counselors offer sensitive and confidential services regarding personal growth (self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties), child development (behavior, social and learning problems), professional and life cycle (career, employment, financial concerns) matters. From an initial call to sorting through difficult, painful issues, our staff at Jewish Family Service is available to respond to your questions and needs. Jewish Family Service has a sliding fee policy for counseling services, and also accepts Medicare, some health insurance plans, and serves all ages, individuals, families, and couples.
Be a Visitor, or request a Visitor for a family member, client or friend!
“Honor your father and your mother” is a sacred commandment. Just as we preserve the dignity of our own aging parents, we demonstrate kavod (respect) for all elderly members of our community. Visitors arevolunteers who provide satisfying, life-enhancing companionship to isolated seniors thereby contributing to a senior-friendly community for Jewish and non-Jewish elders alike. Visitors experience a genuine appreciation of others’ stories and strengths and offer to each person visited a meaningful sense of belonging and connection to our human community.
Do you know a senior who needs a Visitor? Do you want to become a Visitor and enjoy a particularly meaningful kind of volunteer work? Visitors and Seniors need not be Jewish to participate.
Contact Megan Weingartner, JFS Clinical Services, and Senior Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 957-1116.
KINCARES Support Group
Kinship Care Adoption Resource Education & Support. Newcomers welcome. For grandparents raising grandkids, with Colleen Sinclair. Programs and services to meet the urgent and ongoing needs of grand-families and relative caregivers.
Meets monthly, 3rd Wednesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, at the Federation's Bronfman Family JCC.