Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando, Inc. Overview
Target demographics: low-income, children, families, individuals, counseling, emergency, adults
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: 1)deliver holiday meals to seniors 2)stock and organize the JFS Food Pantries and assist with food distribution 3) provide that extra pair of hands for major office projects 4)help us with an art/marketing project
Geographic areas served: Greater Orlando/Central Florida/Winter Park
Programs: Emergency Assistance includes traditional financial aid for rent/mortgage and utilities in a one-time assistance program as well as the distribution of food through the Pearlman Food Pantry. Once eligibility is determined, emergency assistance services are scheduled by appointment. Food clients are generally eligible for food once every six months. JFS caseworkers receive more than 120 telephone calls a day for help. With the current economic conditions, JFS is experiencing a 33% increase in requests for emergency services. The Family Stabilization Program (FSP) is a preventative, solution-based long term case management program designed to increase self-sufficiency in low income families through intensive 6-month case management and education.