JFS Perspectives

Christina’s Welfare to Work Success Story

Monday, August 24, 2020

Domestic violence, stalking, custody battles. That was Christina Sharman’s life a year ago. She was trying to raise her young son, find a job, and get off welfare. Unfortunately, due to a difficult relationship with her child’s father and challenging custody exchange schedule, she could not find a job that allowed her to work irregular hours. She was referred to JFS’s Colorado Works Employment Assistance program in September 2019 to help her surmount these challenges.  

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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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JFS Job Club Support Group Begins January 9

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
JFS Job Club Support Group Begins January 9

Heather Seiden, Jewish Family Service (JFS) employment case manager, is starting a JFS Job Club beginning Monday, January 9. It is a FREE support group for all jobseekers to connect, share, learn from, and support each other throughout the job search process. Participants will learn creative job searching and professional communication skills, as well as how to manage emotions surrounding job loss. For many, isolation is the hardest part of the job search process and studies show that people become more focused and successful when they have group support. Heather will lead discussions on how to prepare, organize, and execute a successful job search in a supportive, structured, and collaborative environment. 

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