100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

July 08, 1994 - Image 67

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-07-08

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

T

H E

INSIDER

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE & RESETTLEMENT SERVICE
NE W S L E T TER

• EXPANDING OUR HORIZONS TO SERVE YOUR NEEDS •

FIRST ANNUAL
REVA STOCKER LECTURE

Jewish Family Service, through an
endowment established by Reva Stocker,
recently presented the first annual lecture
of the Reva Stocker Educational Lecture
Series: "The Family as Healer: Ten
Lessons for
Life & Love."
The guest
speaker was
Dr. Paul
Pearsall, for-
mer director of
the Sinai
Hospital
Clinic of
Problems of
Daily Living,
popular
lectur-
Dr. Paul Pearsall
er on mental
health and healing issues, and the author
of Sexual Healing: Using the Power of
an Intimate Loving Relationship to Heal
the Body & Soul.
This first annual lecture was planned
and organized by the JFS Education
Forum Board Committee, chaired by
Marta Rosenthal. The lecture was

offered to the
community at
no charge and
was presented
in an effort to A service of the _IFS WINDOWS Program
raise community awareness of the issues
with which the JFS WINDOWS Program
deals. The JFS WINDOWS Program is a
family violence intervention program.
The agency provides counseling and a
full range of supportive services to clients
who are either at risk of domestic vio-
lence, or currently experiencing situations
of domestic
violence.
The Reva Stocker Educational Lecture
Series will take place each spring and
will focus on issues of concern to today's
family.
For further information about the
WINDOWS Program or the Reva Stocker
Educational Lecture Series, please con-
tact Sandra Hyman, Director, Department
of Child, Adult and Family Services at
559-1500.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES
COLLABORATES WITH KADIMA

Jewish Family Service has joined
together with Kadima to offer supportive
services for older adults with mental ill-
ness. Kadima is a non-profit organization
which provides a range of supportive ser-
vices for Jewish adults with mental ill-
ness.
The agencies have collaborated to
form "Kadima Plus". The program
recently received a first year grant from
the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit's Max M. Fisher Jewish
Community Foundation. Kadima Plus
provides the support services that enable
Jewish older adults with mental illnes to
remain in their residences and maintain
stability in their daily lives.
In its first year, the program received
funding to serve 13 individuals, ages 60
or older, who have a diagnosis of schizo-
phrenia or bipolar disorder. JFS staff

members provide traditional social work
services, including individual and group
counseling. Kadima staff provide focus
work and/or case management, with a
focus worker visiting a client three to five
times per week to monitor medications
and assist with daily living skills.
Without the additional support provid-
ed through Kadima Plus, older adults
with mental illness often face eviction,
undesirable foster care situations, prema-
ture insitutionalization and even home-
lessness. "There is a tremendous need
for service for this underserved popula-
tion", according to Phyllis Schwartz,
Director, JFS Senior Adult Services
Department.
For additional information about
Kadima Plus, contact Phyllis Schwartz at
JFS (559-1500) or Janette Shallal,
Executive Director, Kadima at 559-8235.

JEWISH FAMILY KS COMPLETES
SERVICE
VAN DUSEN
RECEIVES AIDS CHALLENGE
FUNDING
Jewish Family Service is proud to

Jewish Family Service is pleased to
announce receipt of a grant from the Ryan
White C.A.R.E. Act Title I. This funding,
which comes from the federal Department
of Health and Human Services, is provid-
ed for direct care for individuals affected
by HIV/AIDS.
Jewish Family Service received a
$9,000 grant for complete funding of its
HIV/AIDS Family Support Group. The
group, which has been operating for the
past year, serves Jewish families who
have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The
Ryan White funding enables the agency to
offer the support group at no charge to the
participants. The group is led by certified
clinical social workers and is structured so
that family members are welcome to join
at any stage of the HIV/AIDS syndrome.
The group enables Jewish individuals
to seek support in a manner which specifi-
cally addresses their needs as members of
the Jewish community. Community
resources (rabbis, physicians, lawyers,
funeral home directors, etc.) are invited to
give presentations to the group, as the
needs of the group members evolve.
The group is a service of the agency's
AIDS Services Program. This Program is
an evolving component of the agency's
Department of Child, Adult and Family
Services. The Program offers individual,
family and group counseling, emergency
financial assistance, transportation, respite
care, meals on wheels and family outreach
to persons with HIV/AIDS and their fami-
ly members.
The HIV/AIDS Family Support Group
receives client referrals and community
resources through its partnership with the
Michigan Jewish AIDS Coalition, as well
as other local AIDS providers. For fur-
ther information about joining the
HIV/AIDS Family Support Group, please
contact Fay Rosen, MSW, Clinical Social
Worker at 559-1500. For information
about the Michigan Jewish AIDS
Coalition, please contact Edwina Davis,
MJAC, Executive Director at 356-2123.

announce early completion of its Van
Dusen Endowment Challenge drive. The
agency raised $2 million in pledges to
support an endowment for its WINDOWS
Program, a program which provides coun-
seling and supportive services for families
experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse.
Working together with the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, JFS
participated in the Van Dusen Endowment
Challenge - a program developed by the
Kresge Foundation, in partnership with
the Community Foundation for S.E.
Michigan. The agency was given a three
year period to achieve its goal. The Van
Dusen program helps charitable organiza-
tions in the metro Detroit area gain long
term financial stability through permanent
endowments.
The WINDOWS Endowment
Committee, under the chairmanship of
Warren Coville, Irving Nusbaum and
Susan Citrin conducted a series of indi-
vidual, group and foundation solicitations
during the past year to achieve the $2 mil-
lion goal. As the goal has been achieved,
the Van Dusen program will provide addi-
tional endowment dollars of $667,000,
resulting in a combined endowment of
$2,667,000.
Currently, 65 families are being served
through the WINDOWS Program. WIN-
DOWS' unique approach combines inten-
sive therapeutic and environmental inter-
ventions to enable family members to pre-
vent abusive behaviors.
For additional information about the
WINDOWS Program, please contact
Sandra Hyman, Director, Department of
Child, Adult and Family Services at
559-1500.

24123 GREENFIELD ROAD, SOUTHFIELD, MI 48075 • 6960 ORCHARD LAKE ROAD, SUITE 202, WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI 48322

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan