Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven strengthens and improves individual, family, and community life by providing a wide range of social and human services to people in the community at every life stage, especially those who are vulnerable, poor, and disadvantaged, and without regard to race, ethnicity, or religion. The agency is guided by the moral and ethical values of Judaism in its policies, programs, and services.
2. JFS received over $460,000 in grant funding from a combination of 19 separate Foundation and Government Grants this past year. This funding primarily helps the most vulnerable, at-risk, and disadvantaged individuals and families in our local community, including the food insecure, the frail elderly, the disabled, the unemployed, children living in poverty, and families in danger of losing their homes, to name a few.
3. JFS provided services to over 9,700 individuals and families this past year, a 9% increase over the previous year.
1. Continue to develop new and innovative programming that serves the ever changing needs of our community’s most vulnerable individuals and families.
2. Increase outreach and core program offerings to a wider geographical area within Greater New Haven, including the Shoreline.
3. Grow unrestricted endowments and effectively launch a planned giving program
4. Reduce the agency’s dependence on the vicissitudes of state funding and achieve greater financial health and independence through income diversification.
1. Emergency Assistance Fund for families and individuals in crisis – to provide help with essential needs, such as food, housing, utilities, etc. - $25,000 2. Funds to hire a part-time geriatric social worker to help meet the ever increasing needs of Greater New Haven’s aging population - $30,000 3. IT upgrade – JFS sorely needs software and hardware to upgrade its IT systems $20,000 4. Increased capacity to offer social services on the Shoreline, including a satellite office space in the Guilford area - $15,0005. Hire a Marketing Director and create a comprehensive marketing plan to broaden the agency's reach and enhance our brand.
JFS of Greater
New Haven (JFSGNH) works tirelessly to improve lives in every corner of our
region. Chances are, you already know someone who has greatly
benefited by the wide range of quality social and human services provided by
our “agency without walls”.
Perhaps your neighbor has attended one of our Bereavement or Unemployment Support Groups? Has a relative obtained counseling, adopted or fostered a child, requested emergency fuel assistance or inquired about our Social Work Outreach Services? Is a co-worker dealing with a developmentally disabled adult, domestic violence, substance abuse, or seeking services for an aging parent, grandparent or Holocaust survivor? Way too many in our midst include families who depend upon the resources of our newly expanded Food Pantry.
Our agency strives to meet the needs of those who have come to depend upon our counseling, outreach, educational and human services. But day after day, the list of those who need us grows longer. The statistics say it all: More than 31,000 children in Greater New Haven under age 18 are living below the federal poverty level. Their families are struggling to make ends meet without food, heat or electricity in their homes or clothes to keep them warm. Also at risk are community members who are dealing with depression, stress, sudden loss, broken families or unemployment.
Every one of our expanding programs strives to strengthen our community during life’s challenges. These include: Adoption & Foster Care, Domestic Violence support, an expanded Food Pantry and Nutritional Health Center, a Wellness & Healing Center, and counseling and family support for older adults, the homeless, unemployed, developmentally disabled and many others who seek guidance. Yet so much more can be done.
Foster families will gain a better understanding of trauma and neglect and how it relates to youth and their behaviors.
Youth will gain a better understanding of their history and how it applies to their current functioning.
In 2014, 14 youth successfully transitioned into an independent living situation.
Longevity of foster homes. Many of our families became approved as foster parents over 10 years ago and have become quite experienced and versed in caring for youth in need.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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