Ambiguous loss: A type of grief that is present even without death

african american woman fetal position on bed By Michel Rousseau • JFCS Therapist A large part of my clinical practice as a psychotherapist at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis focuses on supporting those who are grieving. Even though everyone faces experiences surrounding death and dying at some point in their lives, [...]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

JFCS provides Counseling, Mental Health Support Services, the Mental Health Education Conference and more   By Ruth Paley • Clinical Services Director   May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Why do we “celebrate” or acknowledge mental health awareness this way?   [...]

New building gives JFCS Counseling program a state-of-the-art home

Counseling offices designed to be warm, comfortable and private   JFCS was proud to offer the highest quality of care in counseling and other mental health services at its previous location. Nevertheless, when JFCS moved into its Minnetonka location in 1998, it had to use the building as it e[...]

Give2017: Generations of Change

By Angie Podvin • Donor Services & Annual Campaign Manager   David and Esther’s (pseudonyms) story begins nearly 30 years ago, when they first turned to JFCS for help. They and their three children were facing chronic homelessness due to their ongoing challenges in maintaining steady[...]