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IN THE NEWS! N.J. food pantries are preparing for Thanksgiving amid a food crisis

November 25, 2020

NJ.com highlighted the efforts of food banks and food pantries across New Jersey to prepare for the holiday season and continued increase in demand due to the pandemic. For Mercer County, the article recognizes the work of JFCS through our on site and Mobile Food Pantry.

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IN THE NEWS! Provident Bank Foundation awards grants to 25 N.J. nonprofits

November 11, 2020

ROI-NJ featured an announcment from the Provident Bank Foundation regarding their generous grant awards across NJ.

JFCS has been awarded a Major Grant in the amount of $12,500 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support our food distribution through the Mobile Food Pantry and on-site pantry specifically in the East Windsor & Hightstown communities.

Worried about aging in your own home?

Featured in Town Topics July 29, 2020 Edition – Senior Living Section

The majority of older adults prefer to “age in place” in the homes and communities they have lived in for most of their adult lives. But how do you know if remaining in your home continues to be a safe place?  What if family and friends are no longer nearby? In particular, the pandemic has brought more scrutiny to these concerns about staying safe in your home, when home is the safest place for seniors.

This is where the JFCS Geriatric Care Management team can step in to help. Our caring team of professionals can offer guidance, solutions, advocacy and a full spectrum of support for older adults. 

Begin with a comprehensive care consultation that assesses everything from home safety to reviewing which legal, medical and financial documents should be readily accessible.

Following your assessment, we can provide long-term assistance through Secure@Home, an aging-in-place, membership program. This non-sectarian program offers seniors the resources to remain independent, comfortable and safe in their homes for as long as they wish. Membership benefits include care management, 24/7 emergency phone availability, information & referral, transportation options, monthly hellos and more.

Want to learn more? Call 609-987-8100 or visit www.jfcsonline.org/senior-services

IN THE NEWS! Teens work together (virtually) through challenging times

June 15, 2020

On March 13, as schools started to close and after-school programs were being cancelled, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) of Greater Mercer County implemented a multifaceted plan to make sure all of its constituents, including teens, would continue receiving services and participating in programs. 

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IN THE NEWS! Kimberly-Clark donates 10,000 rolls of Cottonelle toilet paper to United Way of Greater Mercer County

June 13, 2020

Kimberly-Clark’s Cottonelle donated 10,000 rolls of toilet paper to United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC), part of Cottonelle’s commitment to make sure toilet paper is accessible to the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Through partnerships with Mercer Street Friends and Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS), UWGMC was able to move resources into the community. 

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