Michigan-Based Senior Transportation Program Receives Prestigious National Award
The Beverly Foundation Presents STAR Award to Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit (JFS) has been awarded a Beverly Foundation 2010 STAR Award for Excellence and a monetary award in the amount of $10,000 for its Escorted Transportation Program serving older adults in Southeastern Michigan. Over 400 applicants from across the country were reviewed and only 19 organizations were given an award- only nine organizations winning the prestigious Award for Excellence.
The JFS Escorted Transportation Program was created to respond to the community need for access to health care and lack of specialized mobility options. It provides thousands of rides annually to over a thousand clients for medical appointments, social services, grocery shopping and community programs. This program allows older adults to age in place and retains their quality of life, providing customer friendly door-through-door service to assist the passengers who need help out of the car and through the door of their destination. “I go to my medical appointments every month, and don’t know what I would do without JFS transportation. They have reliable, wonderful drivers”, says a JFS client.
For more information regarding the JFS Escorted Transportation Program, or to learn about other JFS services, please call 248-592-2313, or visit www.jfsdetroit.org.
With offices in West Bloomfield and Oak Park, each year, JFS serves over 12,000 people of all ages, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds through a variety of programs including Outpatient Mental Health Therapy, Case Management for Seniors and Families, Addiction and Recovery, Crisis Support, and Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention. More than 800 volunteers augment professional services to serve clients in a vast array of programming. JFS is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services), and licensed by the State of Michigan and the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Board of Immigration Appeals.
The Beverly Foundation, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, undertakes research, education, and assistance to encourage and facilitate mobility and transportation for older adults. For more information about the 2010 STAR Search and the Beverly Foundation, visit www.beverlyfoundation.org, email email@example.com, or call (505) 222-0620