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News & Stories of Hope

High Holiday Food Drives begin!

JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry is kicking off its annual High Holiday Food Drive on September 1st. The Food Pantry invites you and/or your local congregation to hold a food drive through the high holidays. Non-perishable food items can be collected at your congregation and then brought to the Pantry.…Read More

Mental Health First Aid – what is it?

written by Chris Rippee, JFCS Career Development Center Career Consultant and certified Mental Health First Aider People seeking services come to JFCS for help during challenging periods of their lives. Laid off or out-of-work job seekers, refugees and immigrants resettling in a new country and/or looking for legal aid, or…Read More

AHN conference on mental health includes JFCS

Leslie Aizenman, Director of JFCS Refugee and Immigrant Services, was a featured speaker at the recent Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Immigrant and Refugee Health Conference. This year’s conference focused on mental health issues. Leslie spoke about JFCS’s community support groups, which are peer-led by members of each newcomer community. JFCS…Read More

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