JFS Lends Support to Event Hosted by JCC

November 18th, 2020 | Donna Triplett

Jewish Family Services Outpatient Mental Health Clinic will lend support to “Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the JCC” featuring Jason Brian Rosenthal author of “My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me” on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM via Zoom. An inspiring memoir of life, love, loss and new beginnings by the […]

New Program: Domestic Violence Survivors Support Group

November 6th, 2020 | Donna Triplett

A Virtual Meeting Every Thursday from 9:00-10:30 am Starting November 19th Jewish Family Services has been helping individuals who are experiencing intimate partner violence in our community for 5 years through our collaboration with Sojourner Family Peace Center. We are now offering a virtual educational/support group for women within the Jewish community who want to […]

Grief Support Group Resumes Nov. 11th

November 6th, 2020 | Donna Triplett

Hosted Virtually Every Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 pm Offering light and hope to those experiencing grief. Grief is a unique experience for everyone in the face of a significant personal loss. Someone can grieve the loss of family, friends, pets, relationships, marriages, jobs, health and independence. Having support during grief is critical to a renewed sense […]

2020 Annual Meeting Highlights

October 21st, 2020 | Donna Triplett

Watch Our Annual Meeting Here! (38 Minutes in length) Jewish Family Services held its 2020 Annual Meeting as virtual event broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. Here are some highlights from the event… Jane Matenaer acted as Master of Ceremonies. John Yopps, President and CEO offered a warm welcome and described the agency’s transitions due to […]

Domestic Violence: Hidden In Plain Sight

October 20th, 2020 | Donna Triplett

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. Jewish Family Services (JFS) provides mental health […]

Statement in response to the heartbreaking death of Alvin Cole

October 9th, 2020 | Donna Triplett

A message from Olga Vaynshtok, JFS Board Chair and John A. Yopps, President & CEO As a Human Service agency with a legacy born of oppression, discrimination, persecution, and hopefulness, we are profoundly disturbed by the death of yet another Black citizen. The continued disproportionate violence, threat of loss of life, and death that afflicts […]

Black Lives Matter

June 4th, 2020 | Donna Triplett

We unequivocally condemn entrenched, institutional discrimination and oppression, and are committed to working for equality, fairness and justice. Over our 152 year history, Jewish Family Services (JFS) has witnessed the growth of Milwaukee as a supporter, defender and caregiver of not only the Jewish community, but of our greater community. We are compelled to care […]

Stay at Home Order – No Change to Jewish Family Services’ COVID-19 Precautions

May 21st, 2020 | Donna Triplett

A message from Jennifer Ciralsky, Board Chair and John A. Yopps, President & CEO   In early March, Jewish Family Services implemented a COVID-19 emergency response plan that included transitioning all but essential staff to work from home and converting the vast majority of in-person client contacts to phone calls or video conference formats and when […]

Hope, Help and Healing Gala Cancelled

April 27th, 2020 | Donna Triplett

The event scheduled for June 4, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 safety precautions. As friends and supporters of Jewish Family Services, we hope you are well and staying safe at this time.  The onset of COVID-19 has changed so much in our community since we first announced our Hope, Help and Healing Gala […]

COVID-19 Response – JFS is offering Friendly Callers for Seniors

April 1st, 2020 | Donna Triplett

Understandably, many older adults are dealing with loneliness and fear related to the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, many older adults are self-isolating in order to reduce risk of exposure and illness, causing intense feelings of anxiety and depression and further exacerbating prior experiences of loneliness and isolation. “Friendly calls” are being offered to older adults in […]

JFS Response to COVID-19: Building Update

March 27th, 2020 | Donna Triplett

Jewish Family Services, Inc. (JFS) has long been part of the fabric of our community, a distinguished and multi-faceted legacy committed to Chesed, Tzedekah and Tikkun Olam.  JFS remains dedicated to these values and believes the health of our community, families and colleagues is paramount at this time.  With the presence and threat of COVID-19 […]

Resources for Domestic Violence

October 30th, 2019 | Donna Triplett

Local Resources Offer Healing for Domestic Violence Survivors and Kids Jewish Family Services specializes in Mental Health and Counseling Services for survivors of Domestic Violence. Services are offered in partnerships with Sojourner. Watch this special from WTMJ-4 Milwaukee local television news to learn more.

Jewish Family Services Awarded $1.6 Million Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) competitive grant

October 9th, 2019 | Donna Triplett

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Crime Victim Services (OCVS) received funding requests totaling over $95 million with only $40 million in available funds to award in this competitive process. Jewish Family Services has been approved for an award of $333,180.00 a year for five years to expand mental health and counseling services […]

Free Dental Services for Holocaust Survivors

October 9th, 2019 | Donna Triplett

The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program is accepting applications for free dental work to Holocaust survivors in the greater Milwaukee area. Since 2015, the program has provided hundreds of Holocaust survivors across the United States with free oral care. Applicants must be recognized by Claims Conference as being a Holocaust survivor […]

Mental Health Clinic and Counseling Services: Accepting new clients!

October 9th, 2019 | Donna Triplett

! Jewish Family Services’ Outpatient Mental Health Clinic is accepting new clients at our downtown Milwaukee location at 1300 N. Jackson Street. Our clinic is staffed by psychotherapists, a psychologist and a consulting psychiatrist who are prepared to meet the needs of those with mental illness, depression, anxiety and other personal problems. To schedule an […]

Comprehensive Community Case Management: Accepting new clients!

October 9th, 2019 | Donna Triplett

Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a support program for adults living with mental health disorders, substance use disorders, or both, who have Medicaid/T19 coverage and reside in in Milwaukee County. CCS offers access to a wide array of unique services to help clients manage mental health conditions, recover from substance use, improve health, build life […]