"My wife is a Holocaust Survivor and I am her full-time caregiver. Thanks to the support from JFCS we are receiving 4 hours of homecare each week and have been awarded a significant amount of back reparations from the Claims Committee which will provide monthly income for her medical care and living expenses."
Holocaust Survivor Support and Assistance
Experienced case managers assist survivors in identifying challenges and connecting to needed financial resources. Social avenues are available through linking with the Sarasota-Manatee Federation for Jewish Holiday celebrations.
While Holocaust survivors suffer from many of the same issues as other seniors in our community, they also have the added burden of the trauma of surviving a devastating experience. They are often isolated by their lack of understanding of the resources that may be available to them. The Holocaust Case Manager can assist survivors and their families in identifying resources both locally and through the German Government to obtain home health, financial and emergency services and compensation while engaging them in support and socialization activities with fellow survivors.
About JFCS Jewish Healing Programs
There are many unwanted challenges in our lives: illness, loss, isolation, spiritual crisis and grief to mention just a few. The Jewish Healing Program offers comfort and strength to individuals, caregivers and families facing a variety of challenges.
Renew Your Spirit
Healing is the renewal and strengthening of the spirit and mind - all JFCS Jewish Healing programs offer trained staff and volunteers to help you and your family through the process of healing.
Funded in part by the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, JFCS offers the following programs to meet the needs of the community as people move through life transitions:
- Religious services
- Hospital, home and nursing home visitation
- Companions for serious illness and end of life
- Coping with the loss of a loved one
- Prison ministry
- Lending library and annual lecture
- Educating the community
- Resource and referral services
- Financial Case Management and Assistance
- Holocaust Survivor Support and Assistance
The Jewish Healing Program is affiliated with JBFCS and the National Center for Jewish Healing, JFVCS.
For more information please contact:
The Jewish Healing Program Coordinator