JF&CS Press Releases

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JF&CS to Provide Health Navigator Services as Part of a Seedco Consortium

SeedcoJewish Family & Career Services is happy to announce that we have been selected to participate in a consortium, led by Seedco, for the Heath Exchange in Georgia. The consortium has been awarded funding to provide Health Navigator services in our area. These services are designed to help those in need of assistance with the process of enrolling in the correct health insurance plan for their personal needs. For more information, please see the Seedco press release.

JF&CS Wins the 2012 Managing for Excellence Award

Managing for Excellence
ATLANTA – Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) is the proud recipient of the 2012 Managing for Excellence Award, given by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. One of more than 7,000 IRS reporting nonprofits in Georgia (GCN, 2012 Economic Impact Nonprofits), JF&CS received the award recognizing outstanding nonprofit management in the largest category – those with budgets of $2 million or more. JF&CS CEO Gary Miller and President Seth Cohen accepted the award Nov. 14, 2012, at the Foundation’s annual ceremony at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Atlanta’s Jewish Contingent at the Pride Parade

ATLANTA – On Oct. 13-14, 2012, Atlanta’s Jewish Community will show it cares about equal rights when it comes together again this year for Atlanta Pride. A weekend of programs and activities aimed at showing support for and raising awareness about gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender (GLBT) people. Pride will culminate in a grand parade the second day. One of the largest Pride festivals in the country, about 300,000 people attended the parade last year to celebrate the GLBT community.

Rick Aranson wins Shubin Award

ATLANTA – Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) congratulates Chief Operating Officer Rick Aranson for receiving the Marilyn Shubin Professional Staff Development Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

NORC Gets Seniors Around Town

ATLANTA - Last fall, the Toco Hills NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) received a transportation grant that was awarded to the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta through the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) New Freedom program to provide vouchers to older adults to assist them with trips to the doctor, social events, shopping or to visit friends and relatives. Eligible residents in the NORC, one of the largest concentrations of older adults in the Atlanta region, were able to receive vouchers for taxis and rides from JF&CS’ Alterman/JETS transportation at a cost of $5 for a round trip ride valued at $20. But while the voucher program has helped many of the seniors, a transportation service was still needed for taking groups of older adults to frequently requested locations.