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Mr. Rakowski Movie Screening
A two-part virtual event on December 8, which is included if you become a Patron. You’ll receive an email with a link to the movie, Mr. Rakowski,
which you can watch on your preferred device. This inspirational documentary highlights a difficult relationship between a Holocaust survivor and his son and how love and healing prevail. You will also receive a link for a LIVE Q&A session on December 15, hosted by Roy Firestone, featuring Raphael Rakowski (one of the movie’s protagonists) and movie director Jan Diederen.
JFS would like to invite you to become a Patron. It’s EASY! Contact Cheryl Scarlett by phone or e-mail at 760-325-4088 ext. 107, firstname.lastname@example.org Find additional Patron Party information at www.JFSDesert.org.
COVID-19 Recovery Fund Success Story
Tony is currently receiving counseling services, and his therapist reached out to case managers asking for support on behalf of her client. Tony’s employment was affected by the pandemic, but his mental status was making a connection to benefits such as unemployment, Calfresh (food stamps), and Medi-Cal difficult. Worse, this frustration was affecting gains made through counseling. Case managers connected with Tony and the discussion focused on support for his overdue rent (growing because of reduced income) and utility bills (local electricity bills can be daunting as the area recently saw over 140 straight days above 100 degrees).
And, the client’s landlord was actively seeking an eviction, despite the moratoriums. Case managers advocated on the client’s behalf with the landlord, convincing her to work with the client, noting his continued residency would benefit both parties.
The client was eventually connected with unemployment benefits, Calfresh, and Medi-Cal, and Tony’s housing situation is now stable due to the provision of emergency financial assistance, keeping him in his residence.
Participants Needed for a Survey
of Adults 50 Years of Age and Older!
In-Person and Telehealth
Counseling for the Entire Community!
Make an appointment for in-person counseling or if you know someone who needs counseling or financial assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or 760-325-4088.
Our experienced case managers assist in exploring resources. They assess clients’ eligibility for services and programs and can help facilitate the application process to obtain benefits and support. Our case managers are a resource for the Coachella Valley, providing emergency financial assistance to prevent homelessness. JFS also works with local and county organizations to advocate for the rights of seniors in the Valley. The JFS case management team takes a holistic service approach, collaborating with internal departments to ensure clients’ needs are addressed. We are dedicated to making sure that mental health and basic needs issues stay front and center for our Valley citizens.
If you’re Jewish, you’ll first be offered information about the Jewish Federation of the Desert’s Tzedakah Fund, and interested persons will be provided with an application and connected to the Federation directly
“It Begins With Us”
JFS is open and offering services to our Coachella Valley! When you generously donate to JFS, at any level, your gift allows our staff and counselors to continue their essential work.
Please join our “It Begins With Us” campaign online Click Here to Donate! or call us at 760-325-4088 ext. 107.
Your generous contribution provides:
- Emergency financial aid for our local seniors and families in crisis.
- Telehealth counseling to at-risk children and youth.
- Our “Let’s Do Lunch” team is now delivering lunches to our local isolated seniors who participate in our program.
All of this is made possible because of YOUR generosity. We couldn’t do this without your support, and our entire team appreciates YOU!
Questions? Call or E-mail:
Cheryl Scarlett, Director of Major Gifts and Fundraising
760-325-4088 ext. 107
JFS volunteers help keep the organization running smoothly, while also serving our clients. JFS has a variety of office and community volunteer areas that will fit perfectly for all ages.
Our Tributes Make a Difference!
- Counseling for everyone
- Homeless prevention
- Financial aid for families and seniors
- Lunches for isolated seniors in the Coachella Valley
- Emergency services for our local undocumented residents