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Service Matters - JFS Tribute Dinner, October 25 2015

"Service Matters" Registration is open! Click here to register.          On October 25, 2015 Jewish Family Service will honor Patrice Arent, Erin Litvack, and Fraser Nelson, individuals who have dedicated their professional and personal lives to community, public, and volunteer service, at our eighth annual JFS Tribute Dinner.  The Dinner will be held at the Little America Hotel, and you can click here to register.  Cocktails start at 5:00 pm with dinner to follow. These extraordinary leaders have lived their lives knowing that "Service Matters." Their influence is evident in many sectors in our Utah community, from civic, and non-profit, to private. Their impact has touched a host of important issues, including the environment, education, the arts, HIV/AIDS, disability rights, gender equality, and homelessness, to name a few. The Tribute Dinner — our agency's primary fundraising event of the year — raises vital funds so that JFS can continue to help individuals and families in our local community facing life's challenges – aging, illness, unemployment, financial uncertainty, hunger, mental health concerns, family problems, or personal issues. JFS serves people of all backgrounds by providing affordable mental health counseling, care management for seniors and respite for their caregivers, food pantry and emergency assistance funds…

Adoption Home Studies from JFS!

NEW! JFS is pleased to announce a new service being provided to all individuals and couples navigating through the journey of adoption. Jania Sommers, LCSW, is offering pre- and post-adoption home studies (no placement services). For fee schedule and further information, please call JFS at 801.746.4334.

Tribute to Community Couples 2014

On November 9, 2014, JFS hosted our biggest crowd ever for our 7th annual Tribute Dinner, where four "Community Couples" were honored, who each have made a difference in our community: Karen Fjeldsted Doctorman & Gary Doctorman, Anne & Sandy Dolowitz, Kitty & Neil Kaplan, and Helen & Rick Rappaport. View the Tribute Video below. JFS extends our deepest gratitude to all of the individuals and businesses who supported the gala event, which raises essential funds to enable JFS to continue to provide services relied upon by people of all denominations, through our counseling, senior adult services, and safety net programs

FREE! Parent Plus Program

Jewish Family Service is very pleased to announce our newest program, that kicked-off in January 2015: The Parent Plus Program, funded by the Utah Department of Workforce Services, is for any couples and families who want to strengthen their family relationships. FREE program including: Family Dinner and Childcare (ages 0-12 only) Relationship Strengthening Workshop for Adults Parenting Workshop for Adults Enrichment for Children Who: Any parenting couple — pre-engaged, pre-marital, married, committed, partners, co-parents, guardians, primary caregivers, grandparents, empty-nesters — all are welcome. Jewish Family Service and the Parent Plus Program are open, inclusive, and non-denominationsl.  What: FREE program based on empirically validated researchGottman's Seven Principals Program formatSkills-based learning environmentPersonal issues not disclosed Participants must commit to all six sessions When: Weekly for 6 weeks on Wednesday evenings 5:30 - 6:00  Dinner as a family 6:00 - 7:30  Program for Adults, Enrichment for Children Where: Jewish Family Service 1111 East 3300 South #218 Salt Lake City, UT 84106 Free parking Click HERE for directions/map Why: You wish to enhance a good partnership, need better conflict management tools, and desire to gain skills to address perpetual and solvable problems to improve your relationship and your parenting.    How: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Contact Facilitator Amy Edwards, ACMHC, NCC, Certified Gottman Educator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.