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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. […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE