JFS Domestic Abuse Education & Action Department offers a holistic approach towards ending domestic violence through case management, education and crisis counseling.
When Michal contacted the JFS DV (Domestic Violence) department she had been in a severe automobile accident. Both of her legs and one of her arms were in casts. She was not able to work, and had no support system in place.
Unrelated to the accident, the reason she was first referred to the DV department, was because her 14-year-old daughter had attempted to kill Michal. Her daughter has now been admitted to an inpatient treatment center and Michal is attempting to make sense of this very difficult situation. JFS has provided safety planning, suicide assessment, and crises counseling. Michal received Walmart gift cards for her immediate needs and was set up with deliveries from the Jacobson Food Pantry. JFS Financial Assistance provided rental assistance for two months. Domestic Abuse Education & Action provided Michal with comprehensive care regarding her daughter’s case and her own medical needs.
1,447 people attended online support groups and workshops facilitated by Community Outreach on topics that included bereavement, caregiving, coping with COVID, mindfulness, and even virtual summer camp.
Provided 135 survivors of domestic abuse with counseling, referrals and over $100,000 in financial assistance.
Assisted over 1,000 clients with special needs, including their parents and grandparents, by providing support groups, case management and financial assistance.
About Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS)
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) provides help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food & financial assistance, senior services, counseling & mental health services, career & employment services, family & children’s services and many volunteer opportunities. Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who reach thousands in need each year.
For more information about JFS’ services, please visit ralesjfs.org, call 561-852-3333, or send email to email@example.com