Goodman JFS continues to support the financial and emotional needs of individuals and families in our community through our social service programs. Families who are struggling with the stress of a changing world and those requiring additional resources to survive need our support. Our Broward County community is strong – let’s help it grow even stronger.
Read some of the ways in which we have helped.
“You continue to give my 97-year-old mother, a Holocaust survivor, the help I’m unable to because I need to take care of my sick husband and it became impossible to be her caretaker, which breaks my heart. She has dementia and your help allows her to live in her home with dignity and gives her the best quality of life possible. Her care managers treat her like their family and keep me informed. We have been blessed to have Goodman JFS advocate on her behalf. I don’t know what we would have done without your Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program. I will be forever grateful for the care and understanding and how they advocate on my mother’s behalf.” – Daughter of a Holocaust survivor
The staff of the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program has the expertise to identify the needs of survivors by coordinating benefits and services tailored to meet their unique present-day needs.
“I have an excellent therapist. She makes sure we’re focusing on issues to reach my goals. She comes up with relevant and unique methods to address the hindrances to meeting my goals. She definitely individualizes the treatment plan. I am fortunate to be able to work with her.” – BHAB client
Behavioral Health Associates of Broward, Counseling Centers of Goodman JFS (BHAB) offers therapy to individuals and families in person and via B-Well Telehealth Services.
A disabled senior called for financial assistance. During the initial assessment, the case manager noted the individual had just moved into a new apartment after living on the streets. The senior requested food, clothing assistance and hygiene products as well as financial assistance to buy a bed. One of the care managers donated a new one and when she delivered it, along with Publix gift cards, linens, clothing and hygiene essentials, she found that the apartment was extremely clean but completely bare, except for a deflated air mattress on the floor. The client was incredibly thankful and extremely appreciative for the generosity shown by the agency and staff. This amazing Mitzvah is an example of Goodman JFS teamwork to help a senior in need in our community.
The Financial Assistance Program provides short-term financial assistance to individuals and families in Broward County.
“I get fresh produce, milk, eggs, orange juice, and bread by the most friendly, helpful people I have ever met. You are a blessing to me and others providing beautiful Shabbos and holiday meals with fresh fruit, veggies, kosher chicken, and candles.” – Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard client
The Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard provides kosher food from its choice pantry by private appointments and volunteers deliver food to homebound seniors, including Holocaust survivors.
“I received the best counseling at no cost which helped me to recover from the trauma of abuse. I am starting a new life now and I’ll always lean on Goodman JFS for counseling and help. Bless you all.” – Domestic Abuse program client
Case managers work with domestic abuse survivors to address immediate physical, financial and emotional needs. They provide short- and long-term confidential assistance through counseling, case management and guidance.
“Joshua’s Path programs have provided excellent activities and opportunities for my disabled daughter to socialize. Offering services that educate and inform caregivers about programs and services available for our children have been very useful.” – Caregiver of a neurodivergent individual
The Joshua’s Path program helps neurodivergent adults with interpersonal skills and provides seminars and resources for them and their caregivers.
At 2 am, The RAK PAK received an urgent call from a family in desperate need of clothing and baby essentials. Relatives of the parents were asked if they would take immediate permanent custody of the four children ranging in age from 1 to 13 years old. The children needed emergency shelter and without hesitation the relatives agreed to take them. The RAK PAK was able to provide all the children with clothes, shoes, underwear, diapers, hygiene products and a new stroller and car seat to address their immediate needs.
Random Acts of Kindness – The RAK PAK clothing pantry provides women and men of limited income and their children with free clothing in a friendly, safe and confidential environment.