Homeless Veterans Stand Down

The Jewish Families & Children’s Services of the Suncoast held their 11th annual Sarasota Homeless Veterans Stand Down at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds that connected more than 100 veterans with over 40 community agencies and businesses to help them get assistance with housing, employment, finances, healthcare, food, clothing, legal aid, driver’s licenses, toiletries, and much more.

Operation Military Assistance Program – Program Coordinator –

Job Title:  Program Coordinator    Program Area or Department:  Homeless and Prevention Services (HPS) Accountability:  This position reports to the Director of Homeless and Prevention Services. Job Summary/Function:  The HPS Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of the HPS operations within a defined service area. Duties and Responsibilities:  Within the limits of the …

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opening of Longboat Key facility

Longboat Key now plays host to more counseling programs for seniors and caregivers, thanks to the new Jewish Family and Children’s Services campus in the Tidewell Building at 540 Bay Isles Road.

The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting for JFCS’s new facility in the Tidewell Building on May 2. The organization has been operating out of the office for several months but invited board members and supporters to Longboat Key to celebrate the expansion. A big portion of JFCS’s services are geared toward seniors, and a lot of their clients live on the island. Being able to meet them where they are will be important and have a powerful impact, said Stacy Lang, the chief of behavioral health services.

SRQ Magazine: JFCS of the Suncoast Offers Free Mental Health Counseling to Local Healthcare Staff

Beginning immediately, JFCS of the Suncoast (JFCS) will provide free mental health counseling to any staff of Sarasota County and Manatee County hospitals. The surge in COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths has placed an enormous burden on hospital personnel. Counseling is available to the staff at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Venice …

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SRQ Magazine: Celebrating the Past & Defining the Future

In honor of many generous individuals and several monumental milestones, JFCS is hosting a 35th Anniversary celebration at Michael’s On East, on Sunday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m. A commemorative tribute to the organization’s significant contributions to the community will occur during the celebration. Tickets are available for purchase on the JFCS website (jfcs-cares.org). JFCS would like …

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SRQ Magazine: Make an Impact This Holiday Season: Donate to the JFCS Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior Campaigns

For the past 16 years JFCS of the Suncoast has been spreading holiday cheer to many of its clients through its annual Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior campaigns. Both programs provide donated holiday gifts, including clothing, shoes, books and gift cards, to underserved seniors, youth and families. Last year, in a continued effort to aid individuals and …

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