Always at your service

October 26, 2017

Older Adult Services

Jewish Family Service is nothing, if not responsive. So when a fire broke out at Baptist Manor in Farmington Hills and displaced residents served by JFS, our staff didn’t just step in—they leaped, assessing the needs of those involved and ensuring both the physical and emotional well-being of the residents. They shopped for clothing and other essential items. They found alternate housing. They offered assurances and soothed frayed nerves. And they reunited one cat with its much-relieved owner. Today, they continue to ensure that all their needs are being met.

Although it was a core team of staffers that did the heavy lifting, the relief they provided would not have been possible without the support of our community. Your continued generosity allows us to make a difference in the lives of so many.

A Single Soul Suicide Prevention Initiative

As suicide rates continue to increase, so, too, do our efforts in fighting this devastating epidemic. Through generous gifts from The Anna and Meyer Prentis Family Foundation and the Jewish Women’s Foundation, we’ll be able to continue offering the awareness and prevention trainings previously funded by The Jewish Fund. Thanks to successful attendance of Mental Health First Aid, ASIST and safeTALK trainings, there are now 126 more people in our community who are prepared to respond to those in crisis.

JFS is also adopting a Zero Suicide initiative that was created by Henry Ford Health System. Zero Suicide is the foundational belief that suicide deaths for those under care within health and behavioral health systems are preventable. This approach incorporates best practices in quality improvement and evidence-based care and will be integrated throughout our many points of contact with community members.

If you or someone you know needs help, or if you’re interested in our trainings, please contact us at 248.592.2313 or