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JFS Detroit's Mentor Connection Featured in Local News

Jewish Family Service of Detroit's Mentor Connection program was featured in the Detroit Jewish News on July 17th...

Jewish Family Service of Detroit's Mentor Connection program was featured in the Detroit Jewish News on July 17th.

Jerry Weinfuss and Daniel Whetstine met as strangers from different generations through JFS's Mentor Connection program. But over the course of more than six years, they became close friends. Jerry has had a very positive impact on Daniel who faced some challenging times as a teenager. Daniel recently graduated from high school and landed his first job, thanks in part to guidance and support from his mentor, Jerry.

The story demonstrates the profound impact that mentoring can have on both parties. You can view a digital version of the story here.

Another Success for JFCS Atlanta's Tools for Independence WORKS

Colin has been with Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta's TeamWORKS program for over 5 years. He was h...

Colin has been with Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta's TeamWORKS program for over 5 years. He was hesitant to transition into the BizWORKS Supported Employment Program, as he did not want to leave his friends. While receiving vocational training, his job coach helped to prepare him and encourage him that he was ready. They began going out on interviews and he established a relationship with the HR director at Target (since his mom is a frequent shopper).

Once the right opportunity came up, he passed the interview with flying colors and was hired as a cart attendant. Colin's self esteem and skills have increased due to his increased independence. He takes pride in his job and loves the discount he receives!

JFCS Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill Food Pantry Reveals Tribute Wall

Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry Tribute Wall was r...

Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry Tribute Wall was revealed. The Tribute Wall honors the generous financial supporters who have helped the Pantry fulfill its mission, and inspires hope in the hearts of those who rely on it for assistance. Check out the photos from the open house here.