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Current Community Needs

Each month we feature the current needs of a local community organization. Listed below are easy ways to support the important work of Jewish Vocational Service (JVS). 

JVS believes: in the intrinsic work of all people; work gives people dignity, pride and freedom; and all people can flourish when they have the support they need. 

JVS was established in 1949 as a place of refuge for displaced persons 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. 

If you have any questions or to make a donation, please contact Beatrice Fine or log in to DonorCentral to give through your Donor Advised Fund.

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

  • $250 provides monthly bus passes for 4 clients to get to work
  • $1,000 can provide 40 hours of career coaching
  • $2,500 sponsors a workshop for 20 jobseekers to learn how to network

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

  • $250 can buy backpacks, uniforms and school supplies for a refugee family with 3 kids 
  • $1,000 provides interpretation for a 4-session cultural orientation course
  • $2,500 can cover rent and utilities for a family of 7 for one month as they establish themselves.

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

  • $250 can provide garden supplies for Global Gardens growers to harvest produce for their family and community
  • $1,000 can provide 8 hours of therapy, including the support of a trained mental health interpreter, for a client suffering from PTSD 
  • $2,500 can provide one semester of after school narrative therapy for refugee youth