Jewish Family Service (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS helps seniors live independently at home, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other people with barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to people in crisis.
There are so many ways you can give to Jewish Family Service! One easy way is to set up a monthly recurring gift. We spoke with Jay and Kim Morse who support JFS in this way to find out why they chose this method of giving. Jay is an inside sales representative for Haynes Mechanical Systems and Kim is a senior account manager with Ready Talk.
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 23 to 29, we thank and pay tribute to our nearly 1,200 annual volunteers. As you can see from the infographic below, volunteers are at the heart of everything we do! We are grateful to all the dedicated, passionate, and caring people of all ages who help in a variety of meaningful ways throughout the agency.
In advance of Bill Walton's appearance in Denver for the 2017 Jewish Family Service Executive Luncheon, he joined Les Shapiro and Eric Goodman of Mile High Sports Radio’s Afternoon Drive for an interview in which he shared his high opinion of Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic‘s selfless play. Walton will be joined by fellow Hall of Famer and former Detroit Pistons center Bob Lanier at the luncheon, which takes place at noon on April 28 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver.
Isolation can happen faster than you think, and the risk factors involved can impact one’s goal to age in place. Fortunately, isolation is also avoidable and reversible, and the activities involved can be tailored to any lifestyle or interest. Taking short walks, volunteering at a school or animal shelter, or learning something new can improve an individual’s well-being. People who engage in active lifestyles:
don’t mean to boast, but the volunteers at Boulder JFS are some of the most giving, creative, thoughtful, and dedicated human beings you will come
across. Here are some of the most recent snippets of how JFS volunteers go above and beyond and make a meaningful impact in the lives of JFS clients. Photo: Volunteer Elaine with Elliot.
We were honored to have Cleo Parker Robinson, founder and executive creative director of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, speak at our agency staff meeting on Thursday, March 2. Founded in 1970, Cleo’s dance ensemble has toured the world and earned international recognition. Among Cleo’s many honors, she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, named to the National Council on the Arts (by President Clinton), and awarded a Kennedy Center Medal of Honor.