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January 13, 1984 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-01-13

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Agencies Assist Single-Parent Families

Friday, January 13, 1984 13

Whatever the occasion, I'll write the rhyme
A personalized poem to keep for all time!
The recipient will know you gave your gift
thought
More love sent their way than any card store
bought.

To enroll in the Displaced
female-led) will meet with a lives of children as well. Homemaker Program, or
JFS counselor who will ask They may not only lose a other job assistance pro-
how she's managing, if she parent, but frequently a grams, call Jewish Voca-
needs short-term financial whole set of grandparents, tional Service, 967-0500.
candlelightings,
Rozie's Rhymes
birthdays, anniversaries,
assistance for food, housing, aunts, uncles and cousins.
For information on loan
553-2226
retirement, thank yous,
The
child
often
finds
him-
utilities, transportation.
graduations, holidays, etc.
assistance, call the Hebrew
Rozie Bressler
She will learn how to de- self caught in the crossfire Free Loan Association,
of
adult
skirmishes.
JFS
termine if she's eligible for
356-5292.
public assistance, or if she counselors help by teaching
adults
to
deal
with
each
has other resources, such as
friends and family, who other in a civilized manner,
would be willing to make a
short-term loan or whether
she can apply for loan assis-
tance from the Hebrew Free
Loan Association.
"The transition from
being half of a couple to
being single is extraordi-
narily painful, whether
the relationship was
good or bad," said Mar-
garet Weiner, director of
professional services for
JFS. "It means a loss of
hopes, dreams and
habits."
At the Jewish Family
. ..........
MARGARET WEINER
Service, the single mother
will learn that she is not and by showing the child
DRAPERY & UPHOLSTERY FABRICS at
alone, how to look at prob- that he is not to blame for
lems and where to find solu- the break-up of his parents'
marriage.
tions. For this, she needs to
For the single mother,
speak with someone who is
both empathetic and objec- short-term goals involve
making sure the family
tive.
"Counseling helps the can survive as a unit, and
single mother to have the long-term goals are more
psychological stamina to concerned with securing
"See me for a
deal with her grief, anger employment and build-
and concerns about being ing a new life.
heimishe deal"
That's where the Jewish
independent," said Mrs.
Weiner. JFS offers indi- Vocational Service can
vidual adult, child and ado- help. For the last three
lescent counseling, as well years, single mothers have
as group treatment of the been getting assistance
parent and children, includ- from the state-funded Dis-
6161 Woodward
ing involvement of the placed Homemakers Pro-
Detroit, MI 48202
separated or divorced gram.
Just south of the
For a day and a half,
spouse when possible.
GM and Fisher Bldg.
The break-up of a couple women in the program are
815-0300
poses a major loss in the assessed for aptitude and
questioned about their
interests.
That is followed by an
intense eight-day work-
shop, which includes an
evaluation of each
.
STANDARD
woman's skills and
light
bulbs
strengths, assistance
with communications
ft
ne
techniques and asser-
tiveness training.
To do that, we need to know from you the answers to the follow-
From there, they move
into on-going job clubs,
No purchase necessary
ing questions:
where they work on re-
04400,4900,5200 )
Details
available
at
32949-51
sumes and embark on self-
Ace Hardware of Pine Lake
1. Did you go for help?
initiated job searches, sup-
If not, why not?
porting
each
other
all
the
4341 Orchard Lake. Rd.
way.
If yes, where?
at Pine Lake Shopping Center
Women enrolled in the
\\ ACE
855-3150
W. Bloomfield
Displaced Homemakers
M-Fri. 9-9, Sat. 9-8, Sun. 10-6
Program generally begin
2. How did you feel about the help you received?
Visa Mastercard
with part-time employ-
of Pine Lake
(Please be specific)
ment.
Jewish Welfare Federa-
3. Did you khow what legal options were available?
tion agencies help children
Which did you use and were they helpful?
of single parent families,
too. There's the Jewish
Family Service-sponsored
"Special Friends" program,
4. How would you evaluate the services available to
• kVe Sell Manion& ()ill ■
in
which
young
adults
are
BIN,
Appointment
Ord),

battered women?
teamed with a child or ado-
lescent
of
the
same
sex
from
('all Jerry Turken at
We welcome additional comments. The information you provide
a single-parent family.
The New York
The Fresh Air Society
will help us to develop a program to assist abused women. Thank
Diamond Cutting
helps with camp schol-
you for your help.
Company
arships. The Jewish
Community Center as-
"The Diamond Cutters"
sists with reduced rates,
3000 I oNin ( enter,
Please send this information to:
Southfield, Michigan
and United Hebrew
National Council of Jewish Women
Schools has tuition assis-
355-2300
Business & Professional Branch
tance.
For counseling, before,
16400 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 106
during and after separating
Southfield, MI 48076
or divorce, and for widowed
ATTN: Project Development Committee
parents, call Jewish Family
Service, 559-1500.

She's suddenly single,
after years of marriage.
There are the children to
think of, as well as her
mounting bills. She needs a
job, but hasn't worked in
years . . . if ever. She feels
frightened and over-
whelmed. Where can she
turn for help?
She might start with the
Jewish Family Service, one
of the 16 member agencies
of the Jewish Welfare Fed-
eration supported by the Al-
lied Jewish Campaign.
A phone call to the Jewish
Family Service will open
the door to a number of re-
sources. The single mother
(the vast majority of
single-parent families are

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