As I celebrated the High Holiday season with my
family, we reflected upon the past year and our hopes
and dreams for the coming year. We also thought
about the many Jews that Jewish Family Service has
been able to help this past year with our wide range of
The experienced and qualified professionals at
Jewish Family Service provide the highest quality
therapeutic and counseling services to our clients that
is available. We are accredited by the Council on
Accreditation of Services for Families and Children
and have a broad range of services and expertise to
bring into client situations as appropriate. Both at the
Greenfield office and at the West Bloomfield branch
we provide services to individuals and families. No
one is refused service because of an inability to pay.
We are particularly proud of the services we pro-
vide to seniors and their families through our many
programs in addition to coun-
seling. These include the
S.O.S. program providing care
for the elderly or the disabled
whose relatives are away or
unable themselves to provide
these services, the Group
Apartments for the Elderly,
our Respite Care program, and
assistance in making decisions
regarding long-term care.
We have had an enormous Janice Shatzman
amount of success with our
highly intensive program aimed at the prevention of
all types of domestic violence and abuse. Over the
next three years we will build an endowment to
ensure that the funding for those vital programs will
be in place in the future.
Through our programs many of our clients now
have hopes and dreams for the new year. But there is
still much work to be done. We have been asked by
the community to develop a chaplaincy program. We
also have dreams about many other programs which
are sorely needed in the community.
Our Board of Directors has adopted a Friends of
the Family membership campaign. The funds raised
support our existing programs when available
resources are insufficient. Please consider joining us
as a Friend of our Jewish Family Service family.
If we can help you or your family with any of our
programs, please call. That is what we are here for.
Janice B. Shatzman, President
Jewish Family Service
RESETTLEMENT SERVICE NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Resettlement Service is in dire need of donations of
furniture and household goods due to the record number
of arrivals of Jewish refugees relocating to the Detroit
area throughout the fall and winter months. These new
Americans are only allowed to enter the United States
with two suitcases leaving their personal belongings,
mementos and furniture behind. Most will start life in
our community in a small apartment with appliances
provided, but limited space for furniture and other items.
Although Resettlement Service appreciates all of the
generous donations, we can only accept gently used or
new items which can be used in a small apartment. All
items we cannot use need to be carted away at signifi-
cant expense to the agency. Please help by reading the
following guidelines carefully:
Margaret Weiner, M.S.W., Associate Executive
Director of Jewish Family Service has been appointed to
a Professorship at Detroit Psychiatric Institute. Mrs.
Weiner has served as Adjunct Professor at Detroit
Psychiatric Institute since 1982, developing seminars in
group therapy and family therapy for psychiatric
residents in training. She is a former President of the
Michigan Society of Clinical Social Workers.
FURNITURE: Apartment-sized furniture, mattresses
and frames, chairs, tables, desks, lamps, bookcases,
dressers, end tables, kitchen sets. Furniture donations
should have no tears, worn areas, bad stains and no
broken or missing parts. Sofas should be 7 feet long or
less and weigh under 160 lbs.
KITCHEN: Cooking and eating utensils, small appli-
ances, glasses, dishes, serving pieces.
APPLIANCES: Televisions, radios, telephones, clocks,
FOR THE KIDS: Bicycles, toys, games, sporting
equipment, art supplies. children's furniture, clothing
and school supplies. Children's and infant clothing for all
ages should be in good, clean condition. We do not
accept underwear, shoes, socks, hats, gloves and scarves.
BEDDING: Pillows, linens, towels, blankets
MISC.: Tools, sewing machines, books
Please note that in order for us to accept these items,
they must be ready for immediate use; complete (no
missing parts); in good working condition and require
no cleaning or repair.
Clothing for adults, patio furniture, ceiling fixtures,
water beds, aquariums, washing machines, humidifiers,
bunk beds, refrigerators and stoves. Also, no liquids,
medical supplies and cosmetics.
By Esther R. Krystal,M.S.W.
Coordinator, J.F.S. Adoption Program
FREE PICK UP SERVICE: Call Susan Ulanoff at
Resettlement Service at 559-4566.
DONATION DROP OFF: The Resettlement Service
Warehouse is available for donation drop off on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
located at the Northland Mall two doors down from
Kirby's Koney Island, near valet parking.
We greatly appreciate your donations of needed items.
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OPENNESS IN ADOPTION
WE DO NOT NEED:
All Gifts Are Greatly Appreciated!
Your gift will be acknowledged without mentioning the amount in the next issue of THE INSIDER.
Jewish Family Service is responding to birth parents'
need to have some control over what happens to the
child who they place for adoption. Increasingly, they
want to have some choices in the selection of adoptive
parents and wish to meet them as part of this process.
They want to know that their child is going to be raised
in a good home. Most birth parents do not want their
child to spend time in an unknown foster home awaiting
placement with the adoptive family. They generally
prefer the adoptive parents to take the baby directly to
their home from the hospital. Adoptive parents from
Jewish Family Service are now being licensed a:', foster
parents to enable them to do this and in order to \\
conform with Michigan Adoption Laws.
Openness in adoption begins with a meeting between
the birth parents and the adoptive parents. An arran, e-
ment is worked out between them to plan for the birth
and for continued communication after this time. The
J.F.S. adoption worker acts as the facilitator and care-
fully supervises all contact. Openness is provided on a
continuum which depends on the mutual needs and
mutual desires of the parties.
Adoptive parents are being asked by birth mother to
participate in the birth process itself and to share th
moment of the baby's arrival. Adoptive parents from.
J.F.S. can be seen in hospital gowns wheeling their r. ew-
borns out of the delivery rooms and feeding their inf netss
in hospital nurseries. The bonding process in these c
begins early to the adoption.
Many biological parents are requesting continued
communication with their children. They send letters
and photos and receive them as well.
Openness in adoption is not for everyone. However, it
is an issue that birth parents and adoptive parents need
For additional information about the Jewish Family
Service Adoption Program, please call Esther Krystal.
M.S.W. at 559-1500.