Personal Reflections from the President & CEO
President & CEO
Week #2 in the Trenches – We just completed our second full week of our new “un-normal” and I continue to be strengthened by the amazing resiliency of our staff and our clients.
We have transitioned our clinical department to 100% tele-therapy and continue to accept new clients. We have also made changes to our Jacobson Family Food Pantry so we can still operate in a safe environment. In order to accomplish this, we are no longer allowing shoppers in the pantry. They can still drop by for bi-weekly pickups and will have their food packages delivered by volunteers.
This week we also participated in a Passover food distribution effort in partnership with over 20 area synagogues, the Federation and HOT, and are gearing up for a second distribution next week. Our staff continues to check in with clients via phone and provide services as needed. It’s truly amazing to see everyone working so collaboratively and helping each other through this very difficult time.
Also this past week, we started our online Zoom support groups for different age groups, including elementary, middle, high school and parents, grandparents and just about every population who can benefit.
We continue to plan for our Passover food delivery scheduled for April 5th and have such an amazing outpouring of interest by volunteers that we are collecting names on a wait-list for future opportunities.
And finally, we are beginning to field many new calls from individuals and families who have lost their job or have had their work schedules disrupted as a result of the Coronavirus. We are grateful for the support of organizations such as the Jim Moran Foundation who has provided a grant specifically for financial assistance for those effected by the Coronavirus. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please give us a call at: 561.852.3333.
In good health,