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At Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, the health and well being of our clients, staff and community is our top priority. As information about the coronavirus changes hourly, we understand the uncertainty you may be feeling.
Please be assured that JFS is taking action based on the recommendations of the CDC and local health care officials.
JFS remains open but there will be modifications including the number of staff working onsite. In person/office visits have been reduced but we are also offering phone counseling sessions. The staff is prepared to help manage the stress of the current health care situation.
We are facing higher requests for food at this time. The food pantry is trying to keep up with the demands of more people at home who are unable to feed their families. Donations of cereal, pasta, canned fruit and canned proteins would be greatly appreciated. Paper goods or cleaning products would also be helpful. A box has been set up in front of the JCC to receive your donations. We have volunteers in Norfolk and Virginia Beach who can deliver your items if you cannot make it to the JCC.
During this unprecedented and challenging time JFS is only a phone call away.
Ellen Rosenblum, JFS Board President
JFS recently recognized the United Way of South Hampton Roads with our Community Partner Award for their outstanding support of JFS. Kelly Burroughs, CEO, and Ellen Rosenblum, board president, visited the United Way’s offices to present the award.
At the JFS Biennial meeting, Jeff Cooper, outgoing board president, said, “The United Way and JFS share many core values – both agencies strive to create opportunities for a better life for the most vulnerable people in our community. Through this partnership, JFS is able to help feed more hungry people, enhance the health care of older adults, reduce social isolation, and improve the mental health and wellness of hundreds of people throughout the region. The United Way seeks to bring people and resources together to ‘solve problems too big for any of us to solve alone.’ JFS is proud to be a United Way Certified Agency.”