Giving Challenge 16 was AMAZING! THANK YOU for your support!

New Home for our Cancer Support & Wellness Program We are pleased to announce that the therapeutic classes, recovery programs and support groups offered through the JFCS Cancer Support & Wellness Program have a new centralized home…at the newly renovated space at Temple Beth Sholom. When the Center for Building Hope closed its doors last …

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Thank you Gulf Coast Community Foundation for awarding JFCS a $125,000 Challenge Grant

Thank you Gulf Coast Community Foundation for awarding JFCS a $125,000 Challenge Grant in support of our Cancer Support & Wellness Program. JFCS offers its Cancer Support & Wellness Program to individuals, caregivers and family members affected by a cancer diagnosis. Programs include a wide variety of cancer support and networking groups for cancer patients …

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JFCS Receives $50,000 Grant for Building Strong Families Program

JFCS received a $50,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation for its Building Strong Families (BSF) Program helping families in the North Port area seeking homelessness-prevention services. The Building Strong Families program, offered in Sarasota and Manatee counties, is a project geared towards keeping families safely housed in their present home by providing financial …

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JFCS is selected as a Pioneer Site for the Jewish Aging Mastery Program

The National Council on Aging has selected JFCS of the Suncoast to offer a 12 session Jewish focused Aging Mastery Program (AMP).  AMP is a comprehensive and fun approach to embracing longevity that combines education, wellness, interactive activity, and peer support to help older adults make meaningful and positive changes as they age. The 10 …

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JFCS of the Suncoast’s  – Cancer Support and Wellness Program

Creating a Caring and Compassionate Community By: Bambi C. Furtado, LMHC, JFCS Cancer Support & Wellness Program Director “As someone who has a cancer diagnosis, I like to say that I happen to have cancer, but the cancer is not me.  I’m a person who has cancer. I don’t feel sorry for myself or let …

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JFCS to Honor Three Couples at Inaugural Awards Luncheon

On Monday, October 31st JFCS will honor three couples who exemplify the true spirit of giving and performing acts of loving kindness.  The JFCS Inaugural Legacy Awards Luncheon will celebrate and thank community leaders who have tirelessly and continuously worked to empower the most vulnerable among us, leaving a meaningful legacy for generations to come. …

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