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Free Summer Family Fun Day

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 & More food truck, Carousel’s Soft-Serve Icery truck, a photo booth, games, music, and family fun activities.

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Seeking Donations for Backpack Drive

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 has once again partnered with Hope 4 Communities to help prepare children in need for their next school year. Together they provide backpacks, school supplies,

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JFCS of the Suncoast Receives $50,000 Grant

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 and Assistance Program (ADAP).

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Sarasota 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.

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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.

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JFCS of the Suncoast appoints 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 Program, Career and Financial Advancement, Building Strong Families, and Ignite and REACH.

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