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: August 2020

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Finding motivation during the 'dog days of summer' Have you noticed that the “dog days of summer” are here? That’s an old expression meant to identify how many of us begin to feel as summer slowly simmers towards fall. When I was a college kid working at summer camp, I remember the “[...]

The parent coach is in: Compassion and safe-keeping during challenging times

By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator • Family Life Education Manager What are parents dealing with lately? Well, a lot! They are agonizing over questions of safety; childcare; figuring out how best to engage in physical distancing this summer; thinking about how we can educ[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: July 2020

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Most of us are familiar with the famous line from Confucius that says, “May you live in interesting times.” How very true for what has become known as “The time of COVID.” One day, we will look back and recall how our “normal” lives were suspended. We might also feel some disbelief at t[...]

Helping our neighbor, PRISM, as needs increase

Food Box Packing and DistributionWe are are continuing to provide extra support to our neighboring agency, PRISM, to supply it with volunteers that can help respond to the growing food needs in the community. PRISM has moved to a new model of distributing food in pre-packaged boxes from its parking[...]