Planning for a COVID winter

COVID Winter Embracing winter sports, indoor hobbies and hygge By Natalie Quiring-Oleson, MSW, LICSW • JFCS Counselor It seems fall is coming closer to an end, with patches of snow remaining in yards reminding us of the snowstorms of October. Temperatures have fallen considerably, which means yet ag[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: October 2020

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper One of the wonderful things about living in Minnesota is that we can always divert our attention to the weather! That’s always a safe topic of conversation, right? Meterological  conversations seems necessary right now as we confront the two more talked-about current topics (other than the w[...]

Did someone say summer? Tips for families on navigating an uncertain season

JFCS FLE boy rides bike By Leah Persky, PhD • JFCS Family Life Education Manager It is next to impossible to plan much of anything when we are living in such uncertain times. Every day things change and we are forced to re-assess and practice going with the flow. What else can you do when you are living through a pan[...]

Reflections from an alcoholic during the COVID-19 crisis

The pandemic and social distancing measures it requires is challenging for everyone, but can be especially challenging for people in recovery and those who are battling substance addiction. This month we are featuring two columns that address these challenges and offer advice and resources. Below i[...]

Folx in Relationships* in a socially distant world

Tips for navigating life at home during this difficult time By Mark Kaufman • JFCS Counselor *Folx in Relationships is a term intended to be more inclusive of the diversity of romantic relationships than “couples" We are all facing rapid changes in our routines in the face of a pan[...]

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

https://www.jfcsmpls.org/navigating-working-living-caregiving-and-schooling-from-home-a-few-simple-tips/ Is JFCS open during the Governor’s Stay at Home order? Yes, while our building is closed for most activity, JFCS remains committed to our mission. We are providing the same professional services we always do – in new ways – to help NOW. • Just call JFCS at 952-546-0616 and someone wil[...]