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Brownstein Jewish Family Service

 

 

Family Service

 

 

Support & Caregiving

 

 

Feeding the Hungry

 

 

Community
Health

 

 

Brownstein Jewish Family Service

 

Empowering the community through support, care & a helping hand. Brownstein Jewish Family Service (JFS) offers community programs, referrals and resources that meet the needs of individuals of all ages and denominations as well as their families.

 

JFS Cares

 

Support & Caregiving

           

Feeding the Hungry

 

Health and Wellness

 

Information and Referral

Brownstein Jewish Family Service is available to help with many serious problems facing people in our community. We field thousands of calls and help to connect people with the right resources.

 

  • financial issues
  • job loss
  • bereavement
  • caregiver support
  • domestic violence
  • cuts in social services
  • mental health issues

 

We get many calls from people who are “falling through the cracks” and living on fixed incomes, those who are out of work, in debt or struggling to qualify for State or Federal programs.  Please note that Brownstein Jewish Family Service does not provide any crisis services.  If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact 911 or go to your local emergency room.

 

JFS Cares:

Brownstein Jewish Family Service cares for our community and for you.  Since its inception and through our generous supporters, Brownstein JFS is able help our friends and neighbors in need.  Our JFS Cares fund is an emergency assistance fund for individuals and families in need of one-time, basic needs assistance.  In the past we have provided financial assistance for issues such as:

  • Provision of one month’s rent and rental deposit.
  • Assistance purchasing clothing and personal care items.
  • Help with vehicle repair.
  • Replacement of medical supplies.

JFS Cares supports individuals throughout the Jewish Federation’s fourteen town catchment area.  You do not need to be a member of the Jewish Federation, nor do you need to be Jewish to apply for a JFS Cares grant.

 

Support & Caregiving

 

JFS provides a range of programming for those who are seeking special support groups.

  • Monthly Alzheimer’s support group.
  • Bereavement groups for adults include four and six week grief workshops in a supportive and safe environment.
  • Life Love & Friendship: Our social group designed for individuals who have lost a loved one through death or divorce but identify themselves as “outside the bereavement phase” and are looking to make new connections and friendships.

Feeding the Hungry

  • Free monthly Social Service Screenings for SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Provides grocery gifts cards for people in need in our community! Call for more information.
  • Food packages & grocery cards
  • Holiday gift baskets

 

Health & Wellness

 

JFS offers a variety of programs focused on getting and staying healthy including:

  • Annual flu clinics
  • Yoga Classes
  • Free health education and support groups for that support health from a bio/psycho/social perspective.
  • Annual Senior Health & Leisure Fair

 

 

Brownstein Jewish
Family Service

Contact: Meredith Hettler, MS
JFS Program Manager
Phone: 203-267-3177 x 310

For Danbury and surrounding areas, contact:
Jewish Family Services of Greater Danbury
(Information, Resource and Referral Service)
Located at The United Jewish Center:
141 Deer Hill Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-794-1818
E-Mail: jfsdanbury@gmail.com
Contact: Donna Prywes, M.S.W., Administrator

Partner Agencies

United Way of Greater Waterbury

United Way 2-1-1

WCAAA

Senior Resource Connect

JFS Schedule

 

A listing of Brownstein Family Service events is now available and includes Alzheimer’s support, bereavement groups and health education programs.
Fall Program 2017

 

 This ongoing program provides a delicious and healthful meal, fellowship and a variety of informative, entertaining and insightful programs.

Lunch is served on Wednesday at Noon & programs start at 1 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.