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News & Stories of Hope

JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry – Story of Hope

Adil, his wife and two children came to the states from Iraq just five months ago. Once a teacher of English in his homeland, Adil had become a translator for American troops in Iraq, an extremely dangerous job. Iraqi interpreters risk their lives helping U.S. soldiers, and can become targets…Read More

Seniors – Story of Hope

At 93, Abigail’s* daughters thought she should give up her Pittsburgh apartment and move to assisted living facility near them in New York. Her health was beginning to fail and they were worried they would not be there if there was an emergency. But Abigail was adamant that she wanted…Read More

Refugee & Immigrant Services – Story of Hope

“In the refugee camps, I just prayed for my family to be safe. Now, I take my children to the park and they feel the safety and freedom of this country. Everything we have now is because JFCS. When I meet other refugees in Pittsburgh, I tell them to do…Read More

Immigration Legal Services – Story of Hope

At JFCS, we are fortunate to be able to secure the assistance and talent of many young adults through the AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps personnel work at JFCS in several of our departments, and offer invaluable skills. Justin Shao is an AmeriCorps volunteer who came to JFCS last September to work…Read More

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