“It was clear from the early days of shutdown that teens would be deeply impacted by their new reality,” said Celeste Albert. “While our in-person meetings were cancelled and a majority of programming concluded for the school year, I knew that there would be this audience of teens seeking connection and community.”
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.
IN THE NEWS! Kimberly-Clark donates 10,000 rolls of Cottonelle toilet paper to United Way of Greater Mercer County
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 MSF and Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS), UWGMC was able to move resources into the community.
JFCS was a beneficiary of the partnership between imberly-Clark’s Cottonelle and United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC) to donate donated 10,000 rolls of toilet paper to residents of Mercer County during the pandemic.
JFCS recently received support from BAPS Charities through their COVID-19 relief fund. BAPS Charities is a new partner to JFCS.
NJ.com recently highlighted how JFCS has been able to adapt and grow to meet the mental health needs of the Mercer County community during the pandemic.
Every June, JFCS proudly welcomes community members, partners, donors, volunteers, Board and staff to our Annual Meeting. While we cannot gather in person this year, the agency has much to share with our community and we are proud to have put together our “Year in Review” video that tells the story of our past year.
During the month of June (2020), JFCS invites the community to participate in our Food Drive.
The coronavirus pandemic has shed new light on the importance of mental health resources in the Mercer County community. JFCS continues to accept new patients and has expanded mental health offerings to the broader community.