Meet the JCFS Associates Board

JCFS is proud to present our new Associates Board, a group of dedicated and energized young professionals who will help promote and support the good work of JCFS through advocacy, leadership development, fundraising, volunteerism and more.

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Back to School Time for Divorced or Divorcing Parents

As we move from the lazy, relaxed days of summer into the hectic days of early fall and back to school, I am reminded that these kinds of transitions can be difficult for any family. When your family is divorced, or going through the process, the challenges can seem insurmountable. Here are some tips to make this year’s transition go more smoothly.

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Number of Older Adults Seeking Employment on the Rise

You enter the labor force, you work until a certain age, and you retire. Or maybe you don’t. More and more people are working into their later years, a trend that is expected to continue. People are working later in life for a number of reasons. In April, Richard Foxman turned to JVS Chicago (JVS), part of JCFS’s family of services that specializes in career and employment, to help him navigate the job marketsomething he hasn’t had to do in more than a decade.

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Here I Am: A Glimpse Into Our Hinaynee Summer Group For Children

For seven weeks during the summer, we take our Hinaynee Groups outdoors, asking children what it feels like to sit in the grass, reflecting on the tastes of fresh fruits, and setting the stage for a turn inwards towards creativity, connectedness, and calm. Pausing in this way can prove quite difficult. Children, like adults, are not immune to the rush and strain of a busy mind in a busy world.

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