Our services have been making a difference in Northeastern Pennsylvania for over 100 years. Some of the services offered include:
JFS Service Highlights for 2014/2014
- Celebrated the 100th Annual Meeting as one of the primary human service organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
- Completed total office renovations, doubling our space and allowing for expansion of our programs and services.
- Established new position, Coordinator of Marketing and Development, to help implement a marketing, fundraising and communication plan that supports the mission, vision & goals of the organization.
- Provided food and other necessary household items to the hungry here at home, with 50 pantry visits to The Mae S. Gelb Kosher Food Pantry.
- Assisted individuals and families in crises with critical financial support and emergency services.
- Ten individuals were provided Guardianship of Person Services through a contract with the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging.
- Provided mental health services to 290 individuals, couples and families experiencing challenges in their daily living.
- A collaborative effort between JFS, the Scranton District Dental Society and Fortis Institute provided over $33,594.00 worth of free dental care for eligible Lackawanna County residents who are uninsured and unable to afford dental treatment.
- Provided regional Holocaust Survivors over $3,338 in financial assistance with monies received from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Emergency Assistance Program.
- Partnered with Catherine McAuley Center Transitional Housing Programs to provide monthly support groups for previously homeless single women and mothers in need of support and assistance in becoming self-reliant.
- Maintained the highest national standards of professional performance as required by the Council on Accreditation valid through December 2017.
- Dedicated volunteers delivered 3,994 Kosher Meals on Wheels to frail and homebound elderly.
- Provided case management for 34 Older Adults in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Wayne counties to maximize their independence, health and safety.
- Passover holiday assistance helped provide traditional Passover foods to over 136 adults and 157 children in our community.
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