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Glencoe Resident Honored for Lifetime of Giving Back

Don Torssman
  As published in the Chicago Tribune-Glencoe News on July 14, 2015. By Daniel I. Dorfman, Pioneer Press   Glencoe's Don Trossman didn't have to go far to learn the importance of helping...

Community Partnership: Bringing Services to Synagogues and Schools

Molly Buckman
By Molly Buckman   The Oak Park - River Forest has a thriving Jewish community. To better deliver the agency’s services to Oak Park, JCFS formed a Synagogue Community Partnership with two local...

LGBTQ Pride Month: Gay Marriage, Workplace Equality and Gender Neutral Spaces

LGBTQ Pride Month
  by Dena Goldstein   With the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark, 5–4 decision on Obergefell v. Hodges which guarantees same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry, the Lesbian, Gay,...

New Safer Communities Project Coordinator Joins JCFS

Dawn Lieberman Levin
By Dawn Lieberman Levin. As the new Project Coordinator for Safer Communities, I am thrilled to join the JCFS Community Services team.  I have a long history of working with children and...

Legal Advocacy Presentation to Become National Webinar Series

Childhood Trauma and Special Education
  In January, Sande Shamash, Director of the Legal Advocacy Center (LAC), and LAC Staff Attorney, Marissa LaVette, submitted a paper for a presentation on childhood trauma and its impact on...