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Back to PCA School!

By Morgan Goad | September 20, 2022

Fall is here and school is back in session – including JFS’ Personal Care Aide (PCA) training program! Personal Care Aides are the foundation of our in-home care services. Without them, elders and adults with disabilities wouldn’t be able to bathe, dress, eat well, or do the daily tasks many of us take for granted. […]


JFS at 173: Evolving and Innovating for the Future

By Morgan Goad | July 18, 2022

The JFS team was thrilled to welcome back our volunteers and friends to celebrate our 173rd Annual Meeting in person again! Most guests braved the record-breaking heat to catch up underneath the tent pitched between our two office buildings. In true Richmond fashion, the combination of ample shade, cold drinks, and bug spray made for […]


Raising Awareness for National Foster Care Month

By Morgan Goad | April 21, 2022

May is National Foster Care Month, and every year JFS Connecting Hearts takes this opportunity to raise awareness about the nearly 1,000 children in central Virginia’s foster care system. Local youth spend more than two years in foster care on average; most wait almost three years to be adopted. In the last year, almost as […]


Celebrating our Social Work Interns!

By Morgan Goad | March 17, 2022

March is National Social Work Month, and we’re celebrating by highlighting two of our social work interns, Rachel and J’Keyah! Both serve as Resource Coordinators for the Senior Engagement program, helping connect homebound elders to resources they need and ensuring they have a great experience with the volunteers who call or visit them. We recently […]


Lights of Love Lit for a Third Year

By Morgan Goad | September 28, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that Lights of Love is returning for a third year! The program is designed to help bring holiday warmth and joy to our neighbors who need it, and every year Lights of Love has grown. Last winter, generous friends and donors helped us brighten the season for more than 100 […]


Caring for an Aging Richmond

By Morgan Goad | September 2, 2021

An Aging Richmond 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day in the U.S. When Boomers get together, conversations often turn to caring for their aging parents, their own health, and then the puzzling question: “Who will care for us?” A UVA study suggests that in Greater Richmond alone, the population of elders between ages 80 […]