JFSLA at West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center Recognized for Disability Program
On October 26th, the West Hollywood Disability Advisory Board presented its Nonprofit Award to JFSLA’s programs at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center (WHCSC). The award, presented by West Hollywood’s Mayor Pro Tempore, Sepi Shyne, recognizes JFSLA’s exceptional services provided to people with special needs and diverse abilities.
Bombas Donates Over 10,000 Pairs of Socks and Other Clothing to JFSLA Clients
For the past several years, Bombas, a sock and apparel company, has donated socks and other clothing items to JFS Hope’s domestic violence services and the JFS SOVA Community Food and Resource Program.
JFSLA Board of Directors Votes to Support Prop 1
At their September meeting, the Jewish Family Service LA Board of Directors voted to support Proposition 1 (Prop 1), which will appear on the November 8th California ballot.
JFS Hope Dedicates “Linda’s Library & Art Space” in Memory of Linda Levine
JFS Hope has dedicated the Linda’s Library & Art Space at the Hope North emergency domestic violence shelter in memory of Linda Levine, a passionate supporter of JFS Hope’s services.
Liana Garcia Remains Passionate About Her Domestic Violence Work
In 2018, Liana Garcia was in search of a new workplace. She had 22 years of experience working for two domestic violence emergency shelters in Los Angeles when the program suddenly ended. Wanting to remain in her field, Liana applied to JFS Hope, Jewish Family Service LA’s domestic violence program
JFSLA Provides Hands-on Training for Social Work Interns
This year, as part of Jewish Family Service LA’s intern program, the agency welcomed 19 social work students in Master’s Degree programs to help them gain experience and receive hands-on training.
JFSLA Voter Engagement Project
Earlier this year, Jewish Family Service LA launched its 2022 Voter Engagement Project. The goal of the project is to increase voter registration and participation among eligible clients, staff, and volunteers. JFS believes voter engagement is a critical part of our work. It not only empowers the people and the communities we serve, but also…
JFSLA Hosts Educational Forum on Homelessness
On August 31st, Jewish Family Service LA held an educational forum for its Board members to learn more about the economic and other drivers of homelessness, understand the policy landscape and how housing and other policies impact older adults and survivors of intimate partner violence who are housing insecure.
JFS SOVA Changing to Virtual Food Drives to Provide Fresh and Healthy Food to Clients
With the rise of food and living costs, more and more people are turning to the JFS SOVA Community Food & Resource Program for support. It is estimated that approximately one in every 5 people in Los Angeles are affected by food insecurity. Now more than ever, it is essential for us to provide fresh and healthy food to LA families all year long. For this reason, we are reimagining our food drives to be more effective and compassionate.
Making a Difference Among our Heroes
Andrea De Lange has been a volunteer with Jewish Family Service LA for over 9 years. She volunteers with Café Europa, JFSLA’s weekly social group for survivors of the Holocaust.