THE CHALLENGE: REDUCING JEWISH POVERTY
The increased demands on Jewish Family Service’s Emergency Assistance (Chaver) Fund were so great that the fund was depleted of money by mid-year. Its Food Pantry has also experienced an increase in usage.
THE CHALLENGE: PROVIDING QUALITY LIVES FOR SENIORS
Since 2008, allocations funding to support vital senior programs have been increased by over 25%. Even with this increase, we have not been able to meet the growing needs.
THE CHALLENGE: INCREASING ACCESS TO JEWISH LIFE
One third of those who need assistance to enable them to participate in Jewish life are being turned away.