"I am a credentialed Behavioral Health Specialist who experienced housing instability as the result of serious illness/order of protection from stalking in another state . I am now residing in a local homeless shelter. I have severe food allergies and my EBT quickly goes to Kosher, organic foods that help my body to heal. Denise and Kathy provide food assistance including delivering some hygiene supplies as we are limited at the shelter. They both have been so compassionate and thoughtful. My former therapist, Ashley, was extremely instrumental in helping me navigate PTSD and panic symptoms which have increased in the shelter.
Since the moment I walked into [Jewish Family & Children's Services] pre-COVID-19, and did my intake...I have been treated with respect, dignity and the highest level of customer service I've ever seen from a similarly situated agency.
(As a former mid management and direct service provider in multiple states, I set the bar very high.) As a person of color it is healing on yet another level to be treated so impeccably.
Thank you and all your staff for providing life changing and highly impactful services during this unprecedented crisis."
- Anonymous, Recipient of Assistance from Jewish Family & Children's Services