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‘Sock it to Us’ sock drive for veterans, homeless

The Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the Suncoast is hosting a drive to help those in need keep their feet dry and warm. September 19 - October 14, 2022.
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Community Rally for the mendozas

Family members of a mother and father killed when their food truck blew a tire and crashed on I-75 are receiving support from the Sarasota and Manatee County communities. Life...
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SNN – Push Up Challenge

JFCS push-up team interviewed by SNN - Suncoast News Network.
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JFCS Hosting Push Up Challenge

Push for Mental Health
How many pushups can you do in two hours? The JFCS of the Suncoast wants you to challenge your friends to a friendly competition or simply push yourself to beat your...
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Free Summer Family Fun Day

FREE Summer Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 6.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Potter Building at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds. It will include FREE food from Fat & Happy Barbeque &...
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Seeking Donations for Backpack Drive

Donations For Backpacks Needed
The new school year is quickly approaching and for many families the required classroom supply lists can be overwhelming. That’s where JFCS of the Suncoast’s annual Backpack Drive comes in. The JFCS...
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In Conversation with Nelle Miller

Interview with JFCS CEO
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Jewish Family & Children’s Services opens Office in Venice

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the Suncoast opened its newest satellite office in Venice on Friday, April 1, at 2167 South Tamiami Trail.
JFCS of the Suncoast, counseling, support groups, and senior services now offered in Venice.
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JFCS of the Suncoast Receives $50,000 Grant

Currently, ADAP is staffed by a program director who works with 60 children and teens a year. With the support from the Here4YOUth Initiative, JFCS will add a second therapist and hopes to double its reach to 120 children and teens each year.
The Here4YOUth Initiative of Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation have awarded JFCS of the Suncoast a $50,000 grant for the expansion of the Adolescent Diversion...
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JFCS helps To cope with loss

Empowering Voices interview with CEO Nelle Miller.
May 29, 2022 - CEO/President Nelle Miller of JFCS of the Suncoast talks about Veterans Services on Empowering Voices
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Sarasota Homeless Veterans Stand Down

11th annual Sarasota Homeless Veterans Stand Down at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds that connected more than 100 veterans and 40 community agencies.
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...
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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. 
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...
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JFCS of the Suncoast hosting 11th annual Stand Down

JFCS Hosts Sarasota Homeless Veterans Stand Down
JFCS of the Suncoast and more than 30 community partners are ready to stand up for veterans during this weekend’s Sarasota Homeless Veterans Stand Down.
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JFCS of the Suncoast appoints new chief of client services

Eddie Collins, as the new chief of client services
The JFCS of the Suncoast has appointed Eddie Collins as the new chief of client services, overseeing all non-clinical programs and services, including Homeless and Prevention Services, Operation Military Assistance...
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Nelle S. Miller Appointed Interim CEO at JFCS of the Suncoast

JFCS appoints new interim CEO Nelle S. Miller
"Nelle is a strong community leader who seeks out ways to collaborate and build impact within our nonprofit community."
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Teens spearhead effort to collect supplies at JFCS of the Suncoast for Afghan refugees

The collection will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the JFCS of the Suncoast office at 2866 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Gustavo is also collecting supplies at Riverview, with donation boxes on campus through Oct. 1. In addition, JFCS of the Suncoast is working with the Clearwater-based Gulf Coast JFCS on its mission to welcome as many as 300 Afghan refugees to the Tampa Bay area.
Gustavo Trope Mayer and other members of the Shapiro Teen Engagement Program at the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee gathered in person on Aug. 24, the rush to evacuate Afghans seeking...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Sarasota Herald Tribune: JFCS of Suncoast appoints chief development officer

The JFCS of the Suncoast has appointed Ron Katz as its new chief development officer. Katz will collaborate with JFCS leadership to enhance the agency’s financial sustainability through the implementation of...
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