October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

national disability employment awareness month JFCS' Vocational Rehabilitation program goes back to 1958 By Sheilah Howard • JFCS Career Services Director More than half a million Minnesotans report having one or more disabilities and the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is double that of people without disabilities. D[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: October 2022

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Speaking as a tried and true Minnesotan, I am feeling so grateful for the magnificent fall weather and beautiful foliage we have been treated to these past few weeks. Getting outdoors for walks, Sukkah visits, apple picking and yard clean-up….I hate to see it go! I also enjoy winter (did I mentio[...]

JFCS NextGen upcoming events: Fall 2022

Mark your calendars – here are NextGen’s upcoming events and volunteer opportunities: Hag Sameach Shopping Event 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 @ Target Knollwood (8900 Highway 7, St. Louis Park) We are excited for our annual NextGen shopping trip for the JFCS Hag Sameach program. Hag Sam[...]

988 is the nation’s new Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 - Holding phone The future of crisis response By Samantha Shepherd, MSW, LICSW • JFCS Therapist According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2020, someone in this country died of suicide every 11 minutes. In addition to this, over 12 million adults seriously considered suicide, with over [...]