JF&CS Press Releases

Official Press Releases from Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta. Check back here for late breaking official news.

Memory Screenings for Older Adults

ATLANTA -- May was Older Adults Month, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to focus on our elderly parents, spouses and selves. As the baby boomers around us age, it’s important to think about their health – physical, emotional and mental.

 

New Round-the-Clock Transportation for NORC Seniors

Older adults who live in the Toco Hills Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) now have a new way to access low-cost, efficient transportation.  Through a recently obtained transportation grant, the Toco Hills NORC has been able to introduce a series of transportation voucher programs for seniors.

BMDC Now Offers General Health Screenings

The Ben Massell Dental Clinic (BMDC), the century-old provider of dental care to Atlanta’s neediest population, is expanding its services beyond oral care and mental health.  Thanks to a new collaboration with Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, the BMDC will now be offering general health screenings to patients.  As poor oral hygiene often is related to other physical ailments, such care has been a goal of the clinic for several years.

 

Ways to Work Program Opens in Atlanta

Please note: We no longer run this program. Please visit the Ways to Work website for a list of current partners.


Atlanta's Working Families Gain Access to Fair-Priced Car Loans

Ways to Work program opens in Atlanta to help families reach work and opportunity

ATLANTA (date) - The national "Ways to Work" car loan program, which has provided affordable car loans to families for more than 20 years, is now available to help working families in Atlanta. Local services are provided through the collaboration of two Atlanta nonprofits: Families First in midtown Atlanta and Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) in Dunwoody. Both locations will provide low-interest loans to qualified working families that helps to buy the reliable transportation they need to remain employed, take their children to daycare, access goods and services, strengthen their self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.

AJC Names JF&CS A Top Workplace for 2011

A well established organization known as Workplace Dynamics administers high level employee satisfaction surveys on a national level, implemented through the auspices of major market newspapers.  In metropolitan Atlanta, companies were chosen through an exhaustive survey implemented and processed over the past few months, and the Top 100 Paces to Work in Atlanta have been identified, as announced in the Sunday, April 17, 2011 edition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Jewish Family & Career Services has earned the honor as one of Atlanta’s Top 100 Places to work.