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April 06, 1984 - Image 54

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Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-04-06

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Leaving
Home...For A
Home

Mark was 50 years old and
living alone with his elderly
father when the staff of JARC's
Family Assistance Program
became aware of him. His
father was ailing and his mother
had died 1-0 years before. Mark
spent his days watching TV.
The Family Assistance staff
helped Mark become involved
in a sheltered workshop, and a
social group at the JCC. For the
first time in his 50 years, Mark
was working and beginning to
make friends.
Hopefully, a placement in a
Haverim Home will become
available in the near future. At
that time, the Family Assistance
Program will help Mark and his
father with their separation
fears and the transition.
Family Assistance Service
For One Month:
$100

Family Crises
Mean Family
Assistance

Frequently, individuals waiting
for placement face emergencies
or critical needs for which they
_simply have no financial
resources. Lisa had no money to
travel to her mother's funeral in
California. Lou has trouble
getting to critical medical
appointments. Or take the case
of John, who has an opportunity
to attend a special camp for
people with disruptive behavior
problems. The camp would
provide a much needed rest for
John's parents, but John's father

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Filling The Gap

lost his job, and the family can
no longer afford this expense.
The Family Assistance
Program searches public and
private means for these special
needs. There are occasions,
- however, when no money is
available. Establishing an
Emergency Fund would
provide the solution to these
problems.
Emergency Fund Support:
$25

Laura lives in a Haverim Home.
She has many of the skills
necessary for apartment living.
But her strong emotional
dependence on staff make the
move to independent living too
great a leap.
Sarah lives at home and has
learned to cook, do laundry and
other skills she needs to live on
her own. However, her
uncontrolled epilepsy and
diabetes make complete
independent living unrealistic.
A small 7 or 8 unit apartment
building for 12 people like Sarah
would be the answer. It would
provide less supervision and
structure than a group home,
but more than the existing
Apartment Program.
The Apartment Building:
$200,000
Annual Operating Costs:
$80,000

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