JFS is lucky to have two interns working for the Care Management team. Kelly Miller is in her first year of the master’s program at the University of Kansas. I will be concentrating on the clinical track in my second year at KU.
“I have many opportunities to work with clients here at JFS. Currently, I am involved in a new program called The Older Adult Technology Partnership, made possible with the generosity of the George H. Nettleton Foundation. This program aims to help the elder population feel more connected to the outside world and to avoid feeling isolated.”
Our second intern, Ryan Yost (shown right), is in his foundation year, the first year as a student at the University of Kansas pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work. He is primarily considering the clinical concentration for the second year as well.
“I’m working on the Tech Connect pilot project along with Kelly to provide tablets and internet service to older adults who may be socially isolated or are at risk of social isolation. Delivering the tablets to project participants and showing them what the tablets can do has been very rewarding. I look forward to working with more participants.”
They are both learning the vast array of services offered by JFS, which include Counseling and Mental Health Serveries, the Food Pantry, Jet Express and Help@Home. Their practicums run from August to April.
Laura Gilman sums it up, “JFS is lucky to have two talented and capable interns this year. Kelly and Ryan have already been great assets to the agency and our clients.”