Our Impact Stories

How We Make a Difference

Goodman JFS is dedicated to serving the Broward County community by empowering individuals and protecting the vulnerable. Read the many ways our innovative social services have impacted lives.

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I am writing this with a sigh of relief. I called Joshua’s Path to get some information about services for my adult son who is on the spectrum. Sharlene answered all my questions and linked me with resources and direction. I am grateful for the assistance.

-A Grateful Parent

As a parent of one of the Joshua’s Path ZoomTogether participants, and Legal Guardian to another participant, I am so thankful to Goodman Jewish Family Services for offering this necessary service to this population. I think it is so important to shed light on what parents who are caring for adults with disabilities go through on a daily basis, especially now during the COVID crisis. I also need to express my gratitude to Goodman JFS and the Joshua’s Path department for stepping up and creating an innovative, unique and timely program, reminding us that we are not alone. I know I am just one parent and sharing my one story, but the programs and services made available through your disability program have become my lifeline and I know they have been the same for so many others.

As you are aware, adults with I/DD experience isolation, depression and anxiety once they age out of federally funded programs at the age of 22. The ZoomTogether Program offers adapted, purposeful, engaging content. Samantha Sehter is a gifted teacher and leads the class with confidence, enthusiasm and patience. Samantha’s passion and understanding for this population is apparent. Thanks to Goodman JFS, my daughter and others like her with I/DD have the opportunity to learn, socialize and connect virtually.

-Bonnie S., Parent and Guardian

I know I have thanked you many times for your kindness and for the food distribution from Goodman JFS. What a surprise this month’s pick up was! I felt like a child opening up my Channuka presents. I am always delighted to be able to have some food and fruit, etc. This month went way beyond my expectations. Thank you for providing me with healthy food so I don’t have to worry about where my next meal comes from since I have not worked in two years due to my health. Please thank the volunteers for taking the time to package the food so carefully and for being there to help.

-A Grateful Dorit & Ben J. Genet Client

I appreciate your time in contacting the sources in search of support and resources/referrals for me. Thank you for the “above and beyond the call of duty” service. I am grateful. Thank you again for all you do and for your service to Goodman Jewish Family Services. You’re such a great example to us all and a wonderful asset.

-Joshua’s Path Information & Referral Client

Not only is the food and delivery service great but the spirit of everyone within Goodman Jewish Family Services is truly gracious, godly and first class. Your people are some of the most wonderful I have ever met. Everyone who has brought me food makes me feel important and respected. May the light of God always surround you and your families.

-A homebound Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard client

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10oct9:00 am12:30 pmMitzvah Sunday at The Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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