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Refugees and supporters at a Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) event
Refugees and supporters at a Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) event

Current Community Needs

Each month we feature the current needs of a local community organization. Listed below are easy ways to support Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)JVS was established in 1949 as a place of refuge for Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans looking to make a better life for themselves. Today, JVS continues to empower those who are facing barriers and are working towards goals of self-sufficiency. 

JVS Services:

Workforce Development - Empowering personal prosperity and economic stability through education, employment and entrepreneurship.

  • $1,000 provides 40 hours of career coaching
  • $2,500 sponsors a workshop for 20 jobseekers to learn networking skills

Community Integration - Encouraging all people to contribute to their community, and engaging the community to be accessible and inclusive.

  • $1,000 provides interpretation for a 4-session cultural orientation course for newly arrived refugees
  •  $2,500 covers rent and utilities for a family of seven for one month as they become established 

Health & Wellness - Engaging individuals in activities that promote healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy relationships. 

  •  $1,000 provides garden supplies and an educational workshop for six Global Garden growers, enhancing their agricultural knowledge and success in harvesting produce for their family and community 
  • $2,500 provides one semester of after-school narrative therapy for refugee and immigrant youth