Claire Burbea: Social Service and Critical Needs Coordinator Claire assists JFCS clients who contact her for critical needs support. When available she locates grants and communal resources to help support her clients reach self sustainability with SOS Pittsburgh. Claire achieved her MA in Educational Counseling from San Jose State University,…Read More
Wendy Levin-Shaw bids farewell to JFCS
Wendy Levin-Shaw came to work as a therapist at what was then Jewish Family & Children’s Service in 1997. As a graduate student in social work earlier in her life, Wendy had always hoped to work for a JFCS-like organization. She has always been deeply connected to her Jewish heritage,…Read More
After School Club goes to college!
After School Club is growing! Refugee and local children in Crafton Heights began the spring semester last Thursday. JFCS and partner ARYSE have been amazed at the response from the community who have stepped up to become volunteer mentors. More than 50 volunteers showed up at the mentor training in…Read More
Caregivers: take care of yourself too
Anyone who has experienced the role of a caregiver understands the rewards and challenges of this vital work. Helping aging parents stay in their homes, relieving the struggles of illness, easing pain and loneliness are all worthy endeavors. But studies also tell us that family/friend caregivers, known as "informal" caregivers,…Read More