JFS is open, and responding to the needs of the community. All services are by appointment. Please call 913-327-8250 if you are in need of assistance.
Services Update Letter from Don Goldman, Executive Director (March 16, 2020)
Events will be canceled, postponed or go online for the foreseeable future. Please refer to an abbreviated list here or check our website calendar for specifics.
- The Food Pantry is still accepting in-kind food donations. No-contact drop-off is offered in donation barrels at The JCC, Monday through Friday, 7am – 6pm or Brookside East, Monday through Friday, 10am – 3pm.
- A virtual Young Family Wellness Discussion with community panelists meets April 28. >> More information.
- The Grief & Loss Support Group meets virtually twice monthly. >> More information.
- Friends of the Family events in April have been postponed. We are exploring alternate dates and ways to deliver the same meaningful program to you. Stay tuned for more information.
We have been happily overwhelmed by people calling to volunteer. We appreciate every email and phone call! At the present time, we are utilizing a large pool of already trained JFS volunteers and staff to adapt our programs to today’s reality. Please follow us on Facebook where we will post requests when additional volunteers are needed or when we have last minute needs. Thank you for your concern and willingness to help!
Feeling restless and wish there was something you could do? Check out tips to make Sunshine Cards for older adults and people in our community. A great activity with kids or for teens to do on their own.
Resources During Uncertain Times
If you need help, call JFS at 913-327-8250 to speak to a JFS Navigator about counseling services, food assistance and other assistance. There are many services available to help at JFS and throughout the community.
Parent-Teen Communication in Challenging Times, Susie Hurst, JFS Director of Family Life Education
Connecting with Older Adults during COVID-19, Molly McGurk, JFS Director of Mental Health Services
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus, Kerry Scott, JFS Therapist
Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Jewish Kansas City Virtual Community Webpage for community events and resources
Connect with Area Synagogues for online services and learning opportunities
BBYO On Demand programming for teens