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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JET Express has been a life saver to me. This service helps me to get out, go places and meet new people. Lenny, my best friend, and I rode together using JET Express. Recently Lenny passed and I became lonely and depressed.

I spoke with Pamela at JET Express about my loss of Lenny. She was very concerned about my emotional and physical state. Pam said she has a wonderful driver who is dedicated, loving and caring and she would enjoy taking me places.

I am very grateful to Pamela for caring and bringing Lynn and Zev, her service dog, into my life. I look forward to spending time together with both of them on a weekly basis. Lynn not only takes me where I need to go, she accompanies me whether it is shopping, dining, going to the bank and other outings. This is truly a personalized service. Lynn and Zev light up my life each time I see them. She and Zev are so loving and attentive. She goes above and beyond to make sure I am socially active. Lynn and Zev are now part of my family.

Thank you JET Express!

-Mary, JET Express client

I enjoy volunteering and the idea of helping others is very rewarding and gratifying. It has given me great satisfaction and happiness knowing that I am serving my clients. Getting my clients out of their homes to go shopping and to their doctor’s appointment is very important because they need to keep active so they can remain living independently.

I understand the loneliness and suffering of many people and I am honored to give my time in making a difference in someone’s life. Volunteering has helped me a lot. I am in better shape mentally and physically.

Thank you for giving this opportunity!

-Gary, JET Express volunteer

I am extremely grateful to both Coast to Coast Legal Aid and Goodman JFS for the compassion they showed in dealing with my situation. I would love to send out special Kudos to Jeff and Anna Maria for showing such kindness, understanding and caring that only true Samaritans can achieve. You are fortunate to have them among you. Mazel-tov and God Bless.

-Tom, Financial Assistance client

Being a JET Express driver is about doing a good deed for my clients and the community. My rewards come from helping and I take pleasure in taking my client where she needs to go since she no longer drives. She has become part of my family.

Volunteering gives my retirement an extra flavor and it allows me to appreciate life.

-Edward, JET Express volunteer

Mrs. L. was referred to Goodman JFS from Hallandale Human Services because her water had been disconnected for several days. She and her husband are both disabled, and they receive government benefits. She could not remember the events leading up to the water being disconnected. The client was assessed as “frail and forgetful.” Hallandale Human Services and Goodman JFS worked together to get the utility bill paid and services restored. The client was referred to AARP for evaluation and was approved for home care services, four hours a day, several times a week.

-Financial Assistance Care Manager

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