JFS Perspectives

JFS Was There for Me When the Pandemic Struck

Monday, July 20, 2020

Candace Epperson moved to Denver in 2018 for a fresh start after her divorce. An experienced teacher, she found employment as a substitute for Denver Public Schools and local childcare centers. Since moving to Colorado, everything was lining up for a smooth transition…until March 12 when schools were forced to close due to COVID-19. Teachers were working remotely, and substitutes were not needed.
 

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Homemaker Program Helps Combat Social Isolation

Monday, July 06, 2020
Homemaker Program Helps Combat Social Isolation

In mid-March when we began to see and feel the impacts of COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to suspend the homemaker service provided by our Aging Care & Connections (ACC) department. Since that time, the ACC team worked extensively to maintain contact with the older adults who typically receive homemaker assistance to ensure we understood their ongoing needs and could find ways to support them during this time. 

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Why I Created the Pandemic Pantry Pick-Up Food Drive

Monday, June 29, 2020
Why I Created the Pandemic Pantry Pick-Up Food Drive

Samantha Thomas, incoming Sophomore Class President at Cherry Creek High School, recently completed a Pandemic Pantry Pick-Up food drive for the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry. We spoke with her to learn more about the project and to get her advice to other teens who want to give back to their community. 

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Since the COVID-19 Pandemic Started, JFS Has...

Friday, June 26, 2020

Thanks to the incredible dedication and support of donors, volunteers, and community partners, JFS has helped so many individuals and families during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Molly Bayer

Monday, June 15, 2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Molly Bayer

Molly Bayer first got involved with Boulder JFS about 14 years ago when her kids were young. Over the years, she has volunteered at older adult communities for the Jewish holidays and has served on Reel Hope Boulder event committees. She also attended a grief group led by a JFS care manager, which she says “was a positive experience and made me feel more connected to the organization.” 

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5 Ways to Help Older Friends and Family Feel Connected During COVID-19

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
5 Ways to Help Older Friends and Family Feel Connected During COVID-19

During this unprecedented time, many of us feel disconnected. We’re stuck at home, separated from our friends and families – but aging adults have been disproportionately affected. 

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Summer 2020 Family Matters

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Summer 2020 Family Matters

In the Summer 2020 issue of Family Matters, which features a new design, learn more about how we are responding to the increased demand for services during the COVID-19 pandemic. See how we continue to feed families, ensure older adults stay connected, help prevent homelessness, and more. Read some of the articles through the links below or view the full issue

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Emergency Lunchbox Express: Feeding Hungry Kids

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Emergency Lunchbox Express: Feeding Hungry Kids

With school closures due to COVID-19, many districts set up school-based lunch sites. Unfortunately, for some children getting to these sites is not an option. 

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Meeting the Need: Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Meeting the Need: Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

While keeping health and safety our top priority, we quickly mobilized to transform our services to meet the emerging needs of the community during the pandemic. Jewish Family Service has not only been providing vital services to our clients but to individuals and families throughout Colorado in response to COVID-19. Many have lost their jobs, making it difficult to pay bills, buy food to feed their families, and they are feeling stressed and anxious. 

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Virtual Groups and Classes

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Virtual Groups and Classes

To support the community while everyone is staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, JFS is offering several virtual groups and classes. We will continue to update this page as more are added. 

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