Jewish Child & Family Services
October 29, 2010
I have been involved with Jewish Child and Family Services for perhaps a decade. And it has taken me a decade to get a comfortable understanding of its myriad programs. The one with which i am most enamored is its program to deliver services to Holocaust survivors who need help. Of all of the people in the Chicago community who should not suffer, it is the survivor population and Chicago is blessed with the youngest in the US. I am constantly amazed at the sensitivity with which issues are handled by the staff. Who would have thought twice about how an elderly person would react to a suggestion of being taken to a shower? or how to handle food hidden under beds, just in case. This program is just one example of the many programs whose staff has a compassion and understanding and expertise that blows me away.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
While i have not availed myself of services, and am among the lucky who hasn't needed to, I watch the results from participation on the Board.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give it unlimited funds so that it could spread its programs among more who need them.
Board Member & I am head of Programs and Practices for the Board of Directors as well as an Executive Vice President of the Board.