JFS Perspectives

9News: How metro Denver kids can get a free lunch this summer

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
9News: How metro Denver kids can get a free lunch this summer

9News aired a story about our Lunchbox Express program on May 30, 2017: 

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FOX31: Hungry kids can get free lunch during summer vacation

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
FOX31: Hungry kids can get free lunch during summer vacation

FOX31's Good Day Colorado featured a story about our Lunchbox Express program on May 30, 2017: 

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CBS4 Denver: Jewish Family Service Operates ‘Lunchbox Express’ To Feed Kids This Summer

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
CBS4 Denver: Jewish Family Service Operates ‘Lunchbox Express’ To Feed Kids This Summer

Jewish Family Service's Lunchbox Express program was featured on CBS4 Denver on May 30, 2017: 

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Denver 7: Free lunch program starts; offers low-income kids food during summer break

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Denver 7: Free lunch program starts; offers low-income kids food during summer break

A story about our Lunchbox Express summer lunch program was featured on Denver7 on May 30, 2017: 

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Mental Health Matters: ACT for Your Life: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Mental Health Matters: ACT for Your Life: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

By Nicole Whitman, Mental Health Specialists social work intern  

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Seniors Matter: Reflections of a Social Work Intern

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Seniors Matter: Reflections of a Social Work Intern

While attending the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, I had the unique opportunity to enroll in a travel course and brief internship in Cape Town, South Africa. I had the pleasure of interning at The Haven Night Shelter (The Haven), an organization that provides transitional housing for adults ages 21 to 60. Through this experience, I identified two strong principles that now help guide my work at Jewish Family Service. 

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Preventing Homelessness: The Very Special Work of JFS

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Preventing Homelessness: The Very Special Work of JFS

Despite Colorado’s relative prosperity, approximately 10,500 children and adults are homeless in Colorado on any given night. Of those, 7,600 are living in emergency shelters or transitional housing and 2,900 are on the streets.  

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13th Annual JFS Executive Luncheon Featuring Bill Walton and Bob Lanier Raises $556,000

Friday, May 05, 2017
13th Annual JFS Executive Luncheon Featuring Bill Walton and Bob Lanier Raises $556,000

NBA Hall of Famers Bill Walton and Bob Lanier entertained nearly 700 business and professional leaders attending Jewish Family Service’s (JFS) 13th annual JFS Executive Luncheon held on April 28 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Attendees donated more than $50,000 in the room to make a $50,000 challenge grant match from an anonymous donor. In total, the event raised $556,000 to support the life-transforming programs of Jewish Family Service.  

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