The Joy Project

Thank you for participating in this year’s Joy Project!

By honoring the special women in your life, YOU are helping thousands of women and children in our community receive critical services from Jewish Family Service. See the impact of your donation below.

324 women received counseling services

109 women received assistance to keep food on the table

71% of those who utilized JFS transportation services to get to critical appointments were women

274 women received Geriatric Care Management Services to help them age in place

70% of those who received legal assistance through
our Legal Referral Service program were women

18% of the cases involved domestic violence situations 

Laurie takes three medications to manage her chronic stomach issues…when she can manage to afford them. Your donation of a prescription will alleviate both her budget and her pain.

$18 = 1 card

Elanah's Story

Elanah Nachman Hunger founded The Joy Project in 2009 as a way to honor the woman who inspired her most—her mother, Joy Nachman.

I wanted to give my mother, Joy Nachman, something that would represent the extraordinary woman she is, but every gift paled in comparison to her. There was still more I wanted to do to recognize my wonderful mother. I wanted her to know that her children are caring and charitable individuals because of her. Out of gratitude for my mother, I wanted to recognize and appreciate other mothers who may be less fortunate. With an ambitious dream to pursue and a few phone calls, we were given the privilege to partner with Jewish Family Service and in 2009, The Joy Project was born. Since then, it has provided services to thousands of women and children in our community.

More about the Joy Project

For questions or more information about making a donation, contact 248.970.2655 or