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April 26, 1991 - Image 72

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-04-26

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A History of Helping


"JVS was a lifesaver."

Louise George looked forward to re-entering

the work force after her divorce. But after more

Esther Nenner came to the JVS Adult

than 20 years as a homemaker. she had no idea how

Day Program in 1983, learning skills for

to choose and prepare for a career. Fortunately, the

employment and daily living.

J VS Displaced Homemaker Program was there to

As one of the first clients in the JVS Sup-


ported Employment Program, she was

"JVS was a lifesaver," she says. They encour-

placed at the Jewish Community Center as

aged me. taught rue how to present myself and my

a housekeeper in 1987. For three months, a

skills, and helped me build my confidence." JVS

JVS job coach worked at her side, helping

also helped her apply for a graduate assistantship

her to learn the details of the job. As Esther's

at Oakland University. which financed her studies

skills and confidence grew, the job coach's

in counseling.

involvement lessened.

Now. seven years after turning to JVS. Louise is

Today. Esther loves her job in the JCC

clinical director of a counseling service in Roch-

women's health club, and she earns com-

ester. She's one of more than 700 area women who

petitive wages. And like other JVS clients

have been helped by the JVS Displaced Home-

with developmental disabilities, she re-

maker Program.

ceives a wide range of services to help her

Since its founding in 1941. JVS has helped

reach her potential in work and life.

thousands of people find success in their working

Since its founding in 1941, JVS has helped

lives. Now, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.

thousands of people find success and

we invite the entire community to share our pride

fulfillment in their working lives. Now, as we

in a half-century of service.


" JVS helped me find my niche, "

Alan Silverberg realized his job was going no-

where. but he wasn't sure what to do about it.

Then a relative told him about JVS vocational

counseling and job placement services. "JVS did

some testing to help me discover my interests and

my strongest skills," Alan says. "Then they helped

me find a suitable job opening, and they helped

me prepare my resume."

Alan was hired as a leasing consultant for Vil-

lage Green. a company that manages apartment

complexes. He did so well, the company moved

him around to developments that needed sales

help. Before long. he was promoted to assistant

manager at a new Village Green project.

"I like the job, and I like the company." Alan says.

"I feel like I've finally found my niche."

Since its founding in 1941. JVS has helped

thousands of people find success and fulfillment

celebrate our 50th anniversary, we invite

in their working lives. Now. as we celebrate our

the entire community to share our pride in a

50th anniversary, we invite the entire community

half-century of service.

to share our pride in a half-century of service.






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