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"If you need help, JFS will help you.
It's an organization worth investing in."

Those words were recently spoken by Mona, a client who has been receiving support from a JFS service coordinator in her apartment building. JFS provided mental health counseling and recreational activities for Mona's grandson, and when her food was so low that she didn't know if she could provide for her family, we stepped in with the help of the mobile food pantry.

But we don't just improve the situation of individual clients; we strive to build a community, so that all of us are strong. As Andres, a JFS client says, "We are like a garden . . . as much as gardens grow, we grow."   More >

Join The 1867 Society and Create Your Jewish Legacy!

JFS is excited to be one of the local Jewish organizations participating in the Create a Jewish Legacy program. This collaborative endowment program builds a strong, vibrant community now and in the future with bequests for permanent endowments. It is supported in part by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s "Life & Legacy" program and by four generous local sponsors.

Is JFS mentioned in your will or estate plans, or have you designated them as a beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement plans? If so, then you are welcome to join The 1867 Society!

Help us fulfill our mission for many years to come and ensure the continuation of caring for individuals and families in need. Click here to fill out your Declaration of Commitment or call Sally Lyne, Vice-President of Development & Communications, at 414-225-1336 for more information.

Kids In The Middle Fall Session

The next 7-week session of KITM will be offered at 6:00pm on Mondays from September 22 through November 3. KITM specializes in group and individual counseling for youth (ages 5-16) coping with family transitions--such as separation or divorce--where kids have the potential to be caught in the middle. KITM is FREE and open to the community. Click here for more information on Kids In The Middle..

Save the date for unMasKEd!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 21, 2015, as JFS presents: unMasKEd!...a masquerade ball to support mental health awareness. Join us at The Garage at The Harley-Davidson Museum for a two-part evening full of fabulous food, a silent auction, live entertainment and lots of fun. Costumes are optional, but masks are required! For more information, check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/unmaskedMKE. More details (and a new website) to come!

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Mark Your Calendars for the JFS Annual Meeting!

Join us from 5:30-7:00pm on Monday, September 22, at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Bayside. Our keynote speaker will be State Rep. Sandy Pasch, Assistant Assembly Democratic Leader. We will install our new Board of Directors and award Spirit of Caring Awards to three area businesses who have made a difference in the lives of our clients. Click here to view the invitation. Please RSVP by Monday, September 15, to 414-225-1372 or email annual@jfsmilw.org.