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.
JET Express volunteer Bonnie says that volunteering has changed her life! She goes on to say, “Being able to assist the riders creates a “feel good” emotion that takes you out of your life and into theirs. Volunteering has truly made an impact on my life and my riders. Their wisdom and life experience helps me to view my life circumstances differently and they’re so appreciative of the program that gets them to their appointments or social events when they previously were not able.”
-Bonnie, JET Express volunteer
A 78-year-old client contacted Goodman JFS in tears because his electricity was disconnected just after being released from the hospital. Other agencies in the community that he contacted required that he come into their locations but that was difficult because he is in a wheelchair, living alone, with no immediate means of transportation. Imagine food spoiling in the fridge, medication unable to be cooled and no AC. The situation could have easily gone from bad to worse.
Because GJFS is a community partner with FPL, our care manager contacted them immediately and was able to get the electricity restored within one hour!